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Welcome to the Three Frontiers region and to a land of renewal!
With Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany all nearby, Thionville is full of surprises. Its Fleas Tower (Tour aux Puces) houses an archaeological museum. Malbrouck Castle puts on exhibitions, and nearby La Grange Chateau makes for an exceptional visit. Discover an AOC quality vineyard along the Moselle Wine route. Iron ore mines and industrial sites, including the U4 blast furnace, have been reconverted and are open for visits, as is Hackenberg, the most significant fort of the Maginot Line.

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Uckange blast furnace: renewal

Bearing witness to the steel industry’s glorious past in the Fensch Valley, the Parc du Haut Fourneau U4 is a site where heritage and contemporary art meet and is open to the public. Created by Claude Lévêque, the glowing red lights of the Uckange site allude to life in the blast furnace. Discover how the cast iron production worked while hearing from former steel workers who serve as your guides. The Garden of the Elements is an excellent example of an industrial brownfield reconversion.


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Follow the Moselle Wine Route

Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Auxerrois varietals share the vineyards along the slopes of Moselle. Meet the winegrowers and discover the history of the wine while enjoying the aromas and flavours of the AOC red, rosé and white Moselle wines.

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Tour aux Puces Museum: a 14-sided tower

In the historical centre of Thionville, the Fleas Tower Museum covers 5 historical periods. This archaeological museum, with the “Musée de France” label, houses collections from Prehistory to the Renaissance, displayed in 8 thematic rooms.

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Permanent and temporary exhibitions at Malbrouck Castle

Malbrouck Castle in Manderen boasts numerous architectural and historical features. Listed as a historical monument, this interdisciplinary cultural site reveals architecture and the daily life of the Middle Ages as well as temporary exhibitions.

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Visit of the underground fort of Hackenberg

In Veckring, visit the working facilities of the most significant fort of the Maginot Line aboard an electric train. Dug between 1929 and 1933, the 10 km of underground tunnels of Hackenberg Fort sheltered 1,200 men, just 15 km from the German border.

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La Grange Chateau and its Prairiales Garden

Listed as a historical monument, La Grange Chateau in Manom is still home to the descendants of Marquis de Fouquet. Prairiales Garden, a contemporary creation by Franck Neau, is listed as a Remarkable Garden and is a part of the Gardens Without Borders network.

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Lorraine Iron Mines Ecomuseum in Neufchef and Aumetz

The Lorraine Iron Mines Ecomuseum combines 2 complementary sites. After a guided tour of the tunnels of the Neufchef iron mines alongside former miners, discover the exhibition area. In Aumetz, the shaft mine operated from 1900 to 1983.

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