Photo: Regionalverband, Eike Bock
Three countries, four cities, one experience TEXT: PIERRE ANTOINE ZAHND
QuattroPole is a network of four cities across the borders of Germany, Luxembourg and France. Uniting Luxembourg, Saarbrücken, Trier and Metz, since 2000 it has aimed to promote historical, economic and cultural diversity, as well as active multilingualism. Located no more than an hour away from one another, the four cities constitute an area of dense artistic and cultural concentration, and this proximity makes Quattropole an ideal long-weekend destination for curious travellers. From Roman ru74 | Issue 74 | February 2020
Luxembourg – a city of contrasts at the heart of old Europe
European unity, Luxembourg is now home to the Secretariat of the European Parliament, the European Court of Justice, and the European Investment Bank, among others. Discovering the ‘EU’ side of Luxembourg is easy, with walking tours such as the Luxembourg, a European Capital or Schuman Circular Walk circuits.
As an international banking centre and home to major European institutions, Luxembourg is known as a modern, future forward capital. The birthplace of Robert Schuman, a statesman who was instrumental in the consolidation of
But the past has pride of place, too: the Old Town boasts a plethora of picturesque squares and charming alleyways. With long, stately boulevards as well as spacious public parks, the city easi-
ins to grand Baroque churches, wine fairs, Michelin-starred restaurants and richly adorned train stations, Quattropole may be one of Western Europe’s best-kept secrets.