The national capital Paris is situated 200 miles (322 kilometers) west of Saint-Avold, while Strasbourg is 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the southeast.
Of course, limiting yourself to only one place, no matter how popular, can only ever give you a glimpse into the wider rhythms and life-ways of a region. So schedule in some time to explore Alsace-Lorraine's other natural and man-made attractions. Sarreinsming, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the west, and Schopperten, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northwest of Saint-Avold are good spots to check out if you have the time.
When you are ready to head further afield beyond Saint-Avold, check out the nearest center. Metz is 25 miles (40 kilometers) away and is home to sights such as Metz Palais de Justice, Musee de la Cour d'Or and Place d'Armes. Porte des Allemands, Place de la Republique and Comedy Square (Place de la Comedie) are just a few of the other interesting attractions on offer here.
Step back in time while you are in this area. Take a trip to one of the old towns for which this part of the world is famous. For a glimpse of the local culture, visit Alsace-Lorraine's history museums and art museums.
When you hear the call to adventure, follow the lead of active locals and go hiking and mountain climbing.
At the end of your stay in this special place, say goodbye the way they do in French, with a heartfelt "Au revoir / À bientôt."