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Thionville through the streets

Palace of Charlemagne, stronghold of the Counts of Luxembourg, at times German and at times French, Thionville, today the main city of the 3-Border region, abounds in unique and authentic testimonials. You’ll read Thionville like an open book, and come away dazzled!

Thionville center

Historical monuments

Take a step-by-step tour of Thionville’s rich and eventful history as you explore its streets and emblematicmonuments. A testimony to the town’s evolution, each building is marked by a name or an era that has enriched Thionville’s heritage.


Over time

The first traces of thetown’s history date back to 770. Since then, the town’s heritage has grown from strength to strength. In the 18th century, Louis de Cormontaigne, following in Vauban’s footsteps, fortified the town of Thionville with the construction of the Couronné de Yutz, two lock bridges and the Porte de Sarrelouis. The town jealously guards the last Altar of the Fatherland, erected on September 22, 1796, and classified as a Historic Monument of the French Revolution. And if you’d like to find out even more about this city rich in history, we recommend a guided tour of Thionville.