Forbach is the largest city in the former coalfield (now Valley Rosselle). It has 22,432 inhabitants and about 85,000 in the urban community (Forbach Porte de France). It is, after Metz, Thionville and Montigny-les-Metz, the 4th largest city in the department of Moselle. Highway A320 is tangent to the municipality, placing it 45 minutes from Metz, Strasbourg or 1:15 1:05 Nancy. The ICE DB (the German high speed train of Deutsche Bahn) allows Forbach be at 1:45 am only 2 hours from Paris and Frankfurt am Main.
Forbach received two flowers Contest towns and villages in bloom. The Tourist Office is located in the charming castle Barrabino adjacent to City Hall.
Schlossberg Park, with its medieval tower that allows a panoramic view over the city.
The Holy Cross Chapel, a historic monument from the 13th century and overlooking the entire region of Warndt.
The church of Saint-Remi built in 1866 in the neo-Gothic.
The Franco-German Garden. Inaugurated in 1960, the park is an area of 50 hectares frequented by many French and German public (lake, paddleboat, Casino, train, botanical garden, playground for children, shows some occasions).
Many activities and events, some related to the history of the mine, are scheduled each year. Inquire at the Tourist Office of the City (Internet or locally).
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Many forests are conducive to hiking, wilderness tours for cycling fans, many parks, museums and of course the proximity of the neighboring Saar. Thus, Saarbrücken, a city of nearly 200,000 residents, has everything you would expect of a modern city: vibrant pedestrian zone (with several shopping malls of over 20,000 sq ft each), a zoo, animal park, outdoor pools, Calypso (natatorium), museums, exit opportunities for young people (clubs) and old (théâtres. ..), an international airport, a park on the prehistory and dinosaurs (Neunkirchen) etc..