In the Streets of Thionville
Nowadays, Thionville is known as the principal city of the Three-border area, it is full of unique and authentic testimonies of the past. It used to be The palace of Charlemagne as well as the kingdom of the count of Luxemburg; sometimes belonging to the Germans, or sometimes belonging to the French. The city is like an open book, read it and you will be impressed!
At the corner of the streets and the symbolic monuments of Thionville, explore each and every step of the city’s rich and lively history. Each construction is marked by a name or an era which has enriched the heritage of the city of Thionville.
The first traces of the city date back to 770. Since then, the heritage never stopped to be enriched. In the XVIIIth century, Louis de Cormontaigne – inspired by Vauban – decided to fortify the city thanks to the construction of the gate called “Couronné de Yutz”, two floodgate-bridges, and the Gate of Sarrelouis. The city greedily keeps the last “Autel de la Patrie” (Altar of the Homeland) which was built on September 22, 1796 and which is classified as Historical Monument of the French Revolution.
Discover every Historical Monuments of Thionville city centre thanks to the links below. If you are eager to discover even more things about this city rich in history, we advise you to take a guided tour of Thionville.