City of more than 9,000 inhabitants, Hagondange takes place in the Moselle, between Thionville and Metz. It is located in the heart of a highly industrialized mining area, near Amnéville.
Old property of the chapter of the cathedral of Metz, in the province of the Three Bishoprics, the town was claimed in the sixteenth century by Luxembourg who pillaged and devastated. Luxemburgish until the Treaty of the Pyrenees in the middle of the 17th century, it was then annexed to the German Empire in the 19th century. Strongly affected by the dramas of the First and Second World Wars, the city of Hagondange was also in the twentieth century a mecca of the iron and steel industry.
Today, Hagondange is best known for its tourist activity, thanks to its architectural heritage and green spaces.
Walking through the town, you can discover the mound castrale and the home of the sixteenth century castle built by Ernest le Cruel, or the park of the old castle.
Hagondange also presents several religious buildings such as the watchtower, Romanesque bell tower of the 12th century, the Church of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary and its stained glass windows depicting the Way of the Cross, the Church of St. James -Majeur, or the Protestant temple built in the early twentieth century.
The zoological park of Amnéville takes place on the commune. Founded in 1986 and run by its employee-co-operators, it is one of the few French zoos to present gorillas and orangutans. He also presents a show of tigers, white lions, tapirs, sea lions and elephants.
The park and the artificial pond, the Ballastière, takes place in a former gravel pit created in 1910. A beach has been built, and swimming is monitored between July and August.
A Roman post, the only one still in the country messin, is the witness of the Gallo-Roman past of the city.
Inaugurated in 2007, the Path of Sculpture presents several monumental works scattered throughout the municipality of Hagondange. These six sculptures are on the theme of the four elements.
The market is held every Friday morning. A flea market is also held every second Saturday of the month. The city offers a Christmas market in December.
In March, place at the women's book fair with its dedications and meetings.
At the beginning of April, place at the Rencontres de théâtre amateur and their performances.
At the end of April, it is the carnival and its animations that invade Hagondange.
The Salon de la Peinture offers its exhibitions for a week in May.
In May, the festival Musiques is an opportunity to listen to artists from around the world.
In June, the town hosts a carnival.
On the last weekend of August, Nautilia is a unique rendezvous in the region with free nautical activities.
The Salon of Sculpture is organized in September.