OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
Thionville can be proud of having the only Altar to the Homeland in stone still intact in France. These monuments, often built in wood, date back to the Revolution and provided a central location for patriotic events. The one in Thionville dates from 1st Vendémiaire, Year V, namely 22 September 1796. Built in yellow limestone, the same as many local buildings, it is in a neo-classical style with a cubic base serving as an altar surmounted by a pyramidal column.