The town was fortified by Vauban, which subsequently led to it being classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Naturally, the construction of the ramparts also preceded the Tour’s first visit to Longwy in 1911. Although most of Alsace-Lorraine was part of the German Empire at that time. This district was one of the few areas that remained under French control when the Treaty of Frankfurt was signed in 1871. As a result of this status, four stages finished here up to 1914, when Luxembourg’s François Faber won the 18th and penultimate stage of his career there, before dying on the battlefield in May 1915. The last visit was in 2017, when Peter Sagan won.
- Stage town for the 7th time
- Main town in a canton in Meurthe-et-Moselle (54)
- Population: 15,000 (Longoviciens and Longoviciennes)