Metz France-Ice Sculptures 2017

Metz France! OO La la!

I just lately went to Metz and fell in love with the realm.  I took my mother to the cathedral there (you’ll be able to learn my put up on the Cathedral right here) and Christmas markets.  Whereas strolling round, we stumbled throughout the ice sculptures. 

We returned with my youngsters, the next week and walked right into a (very) chilly Disney marvel land.

(We went final yr to the ice sculptures, which have been in Belgium.  The theme final yr was Star Wars-2015).  So, we knew find out how to put together for the chilly and what to anticipate.  Every year the sculpture theme adjustments and the placement rotates all through Europe.

This yr the theme was Disney.

You could possibly take your image in Cinderella’s coach.

Magnificence and the Beast

I can virtually hear her saying “mirror mirror on the wall..”
The dome is 1400 sqm full of about 600 tons of ice that many gifted ice sculptors fashioned into a few of our favourite Disney characters.  This yr, there was 33 sculptures-including an ice slide. 

The ice slide is nice and since the dome is saved at -6C, there is no such thing as a condensation in any respect so your toosh doesn’t get moist.  Whereas my youngsters have been having fun with the slide MANY instances, my mother and I loved a pleasant scorching cup of scorching chocolate and Gluhwein (2 Euro/every). 

We cherished it and it was an effective way to spend half of a day, strolling across the surrounding Christmas markets and having fun with the ice sculptures.

Issues to know:

The place:  Metz, France (about 1 hr. 15 minutes from Spangdahlem)

Web site:

Costume:  Hats and gloves are a MUST!  My youngsters put on their snowsuits/pants and lengthy johns as effectively.  This yr we weren’t freezing, however final we froze b/c we didn’t understand how extraordinarily chilly it could be within the dome.

-Open day day from 10am to 8pm 
-Costs:  Adults-  are 12 euro every, youngsters (4-11) are eight euro every, youngsters beneath three are free        
-Parking:  Parking Republique is the closest, nevertheless it’s solely a couple of 10 min. stroll from the cathedral.                                   

-Go throughout the week to keep away from the crowds