Standing in the Place d’Arms, Philip and I had quite the debate… is the Saint Etienne Cathedral in Metz actually better the Notre Dame in Paris?
Nicknamed ‘God’s Lantern’, because of all the light that comes in through the stained glass windows; we were blown away by the height of the ceilings, how quiet it was inside and just how incredible that stained glass was. I desperately hoped that there would be some miniature versions of the Marc Chagall windows that I could take home, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.
I’m not going to ramble on, I’ll just let you look for yourself…
Hopefully my pictures will do it justice – by the way the weather was beautiful when we went inside, but by the time we came out the sun was nowhere to be seen – hence the difference in the outside shots!
Our verdict, by the way, was that Yes; Metz is better, partly because of those amazing windows. If you’re anywhere close by, I’d suggest you head over to the Cathedral and check it out. You can find out more on their Website.