French Commune
French Commune Less


to get instant updates about 'Longwy' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!


All Updates

Longwy (; ) is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France.

The inhabitants are known as Longoviciens.


Longwy has historically been an industrial center of the Lorraine iron mining district. The town is known for its artistic glazed pottery.


Longwy initially belonged to Lotharingia. After the division of that kingdom, the town became part of Upper Lorraine and ultimately the Duchy of Bar. Longwy was ceded to the Duke Wenceslaus I of Luxembourg in 1368, but was returned to Bar in 1378. The Duchy of Bar was then annexed into the Duchy of Lorraine in 1480.

From 1648–1660 Longwy was part of the Kingdom of France, returning to the Duchy of Lorraine afterwards. It was made part of France again in 1670, a situation which was finalized in the Treaties of Nijmegen in 1678. Vauban fortified the town during the reign of King Louis XIV of France.


The Luxembourgish painter Jean-Baptiste Fresez (1800–1867) was born in Longwy.

In 2008, the ville neuve ("New Town"), was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the "Fortifications of Vauban" group.


External links

Read More

No feeds found

wait Posting your question. Please wait!...


French Commune
No messages found
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from