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Thionville step by step

The Palace of Charlemagne, the stronghold of the Counts of Luxembourg, sometimes German and sometimes French, today, Thionville is the main city in the Three-border area and offers a wealth unique and authentic accounts. You can read it like an open book and come out dazzled!

Historic monuments


As you make your way through the emblematic streets and around the monuments of Thionville, discover its rich and turbulent history step-by-step. A witness to the city’s evolution, each building bears the signs of a name or an era which helped to enrich the heritage of Thionville.


Over time

The first signs of the city’s history date back to 770. Since then, the heritage has continued to grow. In the 18th century, Louis de Cormontaigne, following in the footsteps of Vauban, fortified the town with the construction of the Yutz, two lock bridges and Sarrelouis Gate. The city jealously guards the last Altar of the Fatherland, erected on 22 September 1796 and listed as a Historic Monument of the French Revolution.

If you want to find out even more about this city with a rich history, we recommend a guided tour of Thionville.