Eglise Saint-Maximin, Metz

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  • The Church of St. Maximin is earned! Away from the city centre, it is in a not very glamorous environment! Jean Cocteau's stained glass windows are a reward!
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  • I never tires of looking at the magnificent stained glass windows of St Maximin's Church and I never miss the opportunity to take a detour to come and admire them. Depending on the light, a new detail is always to be discovered!
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  • In the charming neighborhood of Quartier Outre-Seille, south of the Porte des Allemands, the Eglise Saint-Maximin is a truly special spiritual site. The simple exterior does not prepare visitors for the uncommon beauty of this breathtaking church, which dates back to the 12th century. The stunning interior features 24 stained-glass windows made by Surrealist artist Jean Cocteau in the 1960s. Whimsical, colorful, and poetic, the windows are a masterwork of creativity and craftsmanship. Pastel blue, green, pink, yellow, and lavender-hued windows flood the church with a brilliant glow in contrast to the somber sanctuary. The windows feature surprising religious motifs, as well as secular symbols such as doves, leaves, flowers, and geometric designs that are not typically found in a house of worship. Cocteau had traveled extensively in Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, and these exotic places influenced his creative vision. Cocteau's eclectic stained-glass windows give the church a unique atmosphere of spirituality and peace. Address: 61 Rue Mazelle, Metz
  • Beautiful little church of medieval origin. To visit in a medieval circuit of Metz. Close to the door of the Germans. No parking in front. But other parking spaces nearby. Do not hesitate to take advantage of a guide for the explanation of the stained glass of Cocteau. An unexpected splendor in this place. The Church also houses exhibitions and offers concerts.
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