The centrepiece: Minett Park
The Fond-de-Gras and the village of Lasauvage | Differdange and Pétange
After the last mine was closed down in the former iron ore mining area called Fond-de-Gras in 1964, it was not long before people started work on making the whole area, including the railway line and the iron ore loading equipment, accessible to the public. Since 1985 it has been part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. The historic train, Train 1900, which shuttles the 8 km between Pétange and Fond-de-Gras on the old miners’ line, carries visitors trundling back into the past. Then the Minièresbunn mining railway continues for 4 km from Fond-de-Gras via the historic village of Lasauvage to Saulnes in France. Lasauvage is an interesting village with a fascinating history and a forge dating back to 1625. From the end of the 19th century until 1978, the village, which is on the French border, was an important centre of industry. Nowadays, with restaurants, museums and a mine tunnel that you can visit by train, the area offers plenty of entertainment for all the family.
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