The River Moselle begins life as a mountain stream up in the Vosges Mountains. In Moselle, it also becomes the Moselle Canal. You can watch the river or to take part in Metzen Fest in Metz. Thionville and Metz have been part of Germany. You may also develop a taste for the fine Moselle wines. Moselle and its wine can then be enjoyed in a lengthier visit. Moselle will introduce you to a different side of France. Metz, the capital of Lorraine, is home to 20 bridges. These are typical Metz sights. You cross over them to reach your destination in the various parts of town. These allow for pleasant walks from the attraction of the Cathedral of St. Etienne to the Island of Petit Saulcy, home to France’s oldest operational theater. Another familiar sight is the Portes des Allemands, stretching across the river. With its defensive towers and 13th century gate resembles an armed entrance more than a gate.