DID YOU KNOW ?
When the factory closed in 1991, the singer Bernard Lavilliers gave a concert there in support of the steelworkers of Uckange. He even made a song of it, Fensch Vallée.
AT THE HEART OF THE BLAST FURNACE
A QUIRKY VISIT
A powerful symbol of the industrial heritage of the Fensch Valley, the U4 blast furnace is the last of six blast furnaces at the Uckange plant. A witness to the incredible economic boom of the entire region in the 1960s-1980s, this “iron monster” was extinguished in 1991 before coming back to life and opening to the public in 2007 after two years of work.
Listed on the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments by the Ministry of Culture, the Parc du Haut-Fourneau U4 covers an area of 12 hectares of industrial wasteland with the 82 m high smokestack and the 71 m “cradle” of the blast furnace representing the highest points.