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Moving to Moselle

A strong and dynamic economy

of people
foreign companies

In the immediate vicinity of Luxembourg and with a direct access to the German market, Moselle is a territory located in the heart of Europe.  This strategic position gives it an undeniable competitive advantage:

  • nearly 9.8 billion products exported in one year
  • 17% of exports from the Grand Est
  • 30% of exports and imports to Germany

As an industrial and entrepreneurial region, Moselle attracts new companies every year and facilitates the creation of new companies, both French and foreign:

  • 62,485 establishments are present in the department
  • 8,136 companies were created in 2020
  • 450 foreign companies (including 250 German) employing more than 49,000 people

Moselle has an intense training policy, with the aim of meeting the needs of every company that sets up in the region:

  • 27,083 students in higher education
  • 5,061 apprenticeship contracts in 2019
  • 5 Grandes écoles (CentaleSupelec, Enim, Arts & Métiers, Esitc, GeorgiaTech Lorraine International Campus)

A territory in direct connection with nature

A wooded region

The Center Parcs Domaine des Trois Forêts is located in the south of Moselle: the largest and most wooded Center Parcs in Europe on 435 hectares! Nearly 1.3 million overnight stays per year and 39% of visitors are foreign.

The Cité des loisirs of Amnéville

The Cité des loisirs d’Amnéville is the leading leisure area in the Grand Est region with 6 million visits per year: the leading thermal spa in France, the longest indoor ski slope in the world, the largest casino in the Grand Est region, the largest zoo in the Grand Est region in terms of attendance.

The Animal Park of Sainte-Croix

The Sainte-Croix Animal Park in Rhodes: more than 350,000 visitors/year. Elected best “Zoo and Animal Park” in France in 2020 by the french magazine Capital!

A land of sports

Moselle is home to many professional teams, as well as numerous sporting events that attract thousands of visitors!


The Moselle Open: one of the 4 ATP 250 tournaments organized in France, the most important sporting event in the Grand Est (40,000 spectators in 2019)

The Waves Open: the most important women’s tennis tournament on the National Circuit (10,000 spectators)

Football et Handball

FC Metz Football club : professional club with a stadium capacity of 30,000 spectators

Metz Handball : The Dragonnes, 23 French championship titles and 9 French cups won


Terville Florange Olympique Club evolves at the highest national level of women’s volleyball since 2007

The Moselle, a living imprint of a past heritage 

Historical heritage, monuments, museums and remembrance sites are all part of the destination’s reputation, as is the region’s abundant artistic identity and its emblematic know-how (glass art and ceramics in particular)

The art of fire

  • The international glass art center of Meisenthal: this former glass factory has become a tourist and cultural center. The glass museum bears witness to the local glassmaking memory.
  • The tourist route of the Arts of Fire: unique in France, it creates a link around the theme of fire, covering all the specificities of the sector: ceramics and earthenware, glass and crystal

34 museums for an average of 570,000 annual visitors

  • The Museum of the War of 1870 and the Annexation: a museum of international scope, entirely bilingual, to discover the battlefields and many monuments there
  • Metz Cathedral: one of the most glassed-in buildings in the Christian world, attracts 650,000 visitors a year and has just celebrated its 800th anniversary!
  • The Centre Pompidou Metz: a cultural facility of international importance, with more than 300,000 visitors per year, 33% of whom are foreign.

Gastronomy, art of living and wine tourism

From the quiche lorraine… to the starred chefs… Michel Roth (Bocuse d’Or 1991), Matthieu Otto (Bocuse d’Or France 2017), Angelo Musa (pastry chef of the Plaza Athénée in Paris) are all from the Moselle region, as are the mirabelle plum and the macaroons from Boulay…

Hotels and restaurants

Moselle has 16 4* hotels and 1 5* hotel, as well as 2 Relais et Châteaux and 6 starred restaurants.
Since 2010, the wines of Moselle are recognized “Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée”.

The Moselle Wine Route

The Moselle Wine Route offers the discovery of a quality AOC vineyard, often labeled organic, regrouping about twenty wine growers. Wine tourism is developing with visits and unusual accommodations.

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