The cultural life in Metz centers on a number of institutions such as the Opera-Theatre, the Arsenal concert hall, the National Regional Conservatoire, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, and a Fine Arts school. Remarkable in the Cour d'Or Museums is a collection of Gallo-Roman antiquities, which are exhibited in the vestiges of Roman baths. Exhibitions and fairs are regularly held at the Exposition Park of the Foir Internationale de Metz.
The University of Metz, founded in 1970, is named after Paul Verlaine, who was born in Metz in 1844. The University comprises nowadays of three main campuses: the campus Ile du Saulcy, the campus Bridoux and the Technopôle 2000.