Technopole Services

Stores – Services

The Technopole area is home to many different companies, labs, and universities. You'll find most things you need nearby. Within walking distance of Georgia Tech-Lorraine, there are grocery stores (Cora, Simply Market, Leader Price), a store that sells fresh produce and seasonal products (Grand Frais), and a shopping mall (Metzanine), which includes stores that sell household goods, electronics, clothing, shoes, etc. There is a drugstore near Cora.

Restaurant – Food

There is no shortage of places to eat near Georgia Tech-Lorraine, including:

Reasonably priced student dining is available at two locations in the Techopole area:

Hotels

There are several hotels near Georgia Tech-Lorraine. If it is important for you to be as close as possible to campus, then stay in the Technopole area. If you would like to experience all that Metz has to offer, then stay in downtown Metz.

Technopole: 

Hotels in the Technopole are very close to campus.

Downtown Metz:

Most visitors prefer to stay in the city's charming historic core.

Banking Services

Before you leave on your trip, confirm with your bank that your debit card will work in Europe and alert them to the fact that you will be making withdrawals while traveling — otherwise, they might freeze your card if they detect unusual spending patterns.

ATM transactions made with bank-issued debit cards come with various fees. Your bank may levy a flat $2–5 transaction fee each time you use an out-of-network ATM, and/or may charge a percentage for the currency conversion (1–3 percent), on top of Visa and MasterCard’s 1 percent fee for international transactions.

There are several banks in the Technopole area, just a few minutes walking distance from Georgia Tech-Lorraine. If you would like to withdraw cash without excessive fees, please check to see if your bank in the U.S. has an agreement with a French bank. Standard banking hours are Monday to Friday from 9am-12pm, and 2pm-7pm. Some branches are open on Saturday (usually from 9am-1pm), but if so they are usually closed on Monday.

Here is a list of the banks located in the Technopole:

BNP
219 Avenue de Strasbourg
57070 METZ

Crédit Agricole
23 rue du Pré Gondé
57070 METZ

Société Générale
(Inside CORA shopping mall)
11 Bd Solidarité
57070 METZ

CIC
Agence de Metz Hauts de Queuleu
5 rue de Vercly
57070 METZ

Bus / Shuttle Services

To get to downtown Metz from the Technopole you can take one of two bus lines within the bus network. Both have convenient stops in the Technopole.

Here is the map of the bus network that serves Metz.

Depending on your location, you can either use Line #12 or Mettis B: (chart below)

From Lafayette dorm ALOES dorm RESAM dorm CROUS dorm Georgia Tech Lorraine
Bus line 12 Mettis B Mettis B Mettis B or 12 12
Destination République Saulcy Saulcy Saulcy
or
République
République
Get on the bus at: Seulhotte Graham Bell Linières François Arago Symphonie
To reach the train station,
get off at:
Gare
To reach downtown area,
get off at:
République
On the way back to the Technopole
Bus line 12 Mettis B Mettis B Mettis B or 12 12
Destination/Direction Grange aux bois Hôpital Mercy Hôpital Mercy Hôpital Mercy
or
Grange aux bois
Grange aux bois

Late service is available too. You can board a Mettis B bus at “République” or “Gare” until midnight. The complete schedule is available on the LeMet website which is updated regularly.

If you miss the last bus, you will need to call a taxi:

Here is the number for a local taxi company: +33 (0) 3 87 56 91 92.