Guided tour of the Longwy Region
Guided tour of Vauban's Fortifications

Among the 160 fortress cities built or re-built by Vauban, Longwy has a very special place It is one of the nine new cities that the King's Engineer built "ex nihilo" and that best reflects his vision of an ideal city.

The fortress was equipped with all the amenities of a wartime stronghold: a large arsenal, nine barracks, five wells, 32 housing blocks and a large church. Several buildings survived the shelling of the four sieges suffered by Longwy since it was built.

During the guided tour, you will discover why these monuments contributed to the inclusion of Longwy in the Network of Major Vauban Sites, which became part of the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008.

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• All year round, by reservation, if guides are available (minimum 4 people).

 

 

 

 

 

Approximately 1hr 30min to 1hr. 45min

 

 

 

 

  • Adults: €6 /person.
  • Lorraine Pass: €5 /person.
  • Children (under 12-year-old): free.
  • Members of the Longwy-Region Tourist Office: free.

 

Office de Tourisme du Pays de Longwy :

03 82 24 94 54

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Full tour of the Fortress

During this 2.5-hour guided tour, you will discover from a new angle, the Vauban Fortress (selected by UNESCO for the World Heritage List).

 

The tour includes a walk through the-walled city (see above) and a walk in the dried moats below the ramparts, with lots of great story telling. The perfect tour for hikers.

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  • Advance booking
  • Minimum 4 people
  • Subject to guides' availability.

 

 

 

 

Approximately 1hr.30min. to 1hr.45 min.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Adults: €6 /person.
  • Lorraine Pass: €5 /person.
  • Children (under 12-year-old): free.
  • Members of the Longwy-Region Tourist Office: free.

 

Office de Tourisme du Pays de Longwy :

03 82 24 94 54

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"Looking for Vauban" - the tour

Come and let your children discover Vauban’s Fortified city!

During a fun, one-hour guided tour, children will discover why the French King Louis the 14th decided to build the Longwy fortress and how Vauban's defense system worked. It is now part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. The tour will take you from the Porte de France gate, to the well used when the city was besieged, to the Place d'Armes (War Square), to the cross-shaped bunker, etc.

 

Guided tour for children from 7 to 12-year-old. Both parents and grandparents are welcome.

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  • Advance booking
  • Minimum 4 people
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Approximately between hr. and 1hr.30min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free. 

 

 

 

 

Office de Tourisme du Pays de Longwy :

03 82 24 94 54

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Guided tour of the Majorelle Stained glass windows

The former head office of the Longwy Steelworks, now the Professional Training Center, is home to priceless treasures: the "Majorelle Stained-glass windows".

Created in 1928 by Louis Majorelle, the Art-Deco style stained glass windows are classified as Historical Monuments.

The stained glass windows present steel industry themes, i.e. «an iron worker".

You will discover the four levels respectively presenting an overview of the plant, the steel mill and rolling mill, the blast furnace and the plant fumes.

 

You will also discover a scale model of a metal factory.

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• Year round, advance booking, subject to guides’ availability (minimum 4 people).

 

 

 

 

 

Approximately 1hr.15min.

 

 

 

 

  • Adults: €6 /person.
  • Lorraine Pass: €5 /person.
  • Children (under 12-year-old): free.
  • Members of the Longwy-Region Tourist Office: free.

 

Office de Tourisme du Pays de Longwy :

03 82 24 94 54

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Guided tour of the Pressing Iron Museum

Longwy's Pressing Iron Museum has one of the largest irons collection in Europe, with almost 4,000 pieces. It stages the history of ironing from the 15th century to the present day.

You will discover the evolution of the pressing iron industry over the centuries, the various types of irons, the materials used to make them and what they are used for.

 

You will discover all the crafts related to ironing and the various iron heating systems.

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Year round, advance booking, if guides are available (minimum 4 people).

 

 

 

 

 

Approximately 1 hour.

 

 

 

 

  • Adults: €3.50 per person.
  • Lorraine Pass: €3 per person.
  • Children (under 12-year-old): free.
  • Members of the Longwy-Region Tourist Office: free.

 

Office de Tourisme du Pays de Longwy :

03 82 24 94 54

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