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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).

Forbach is a commune in the department of Moselle in the northeastern French Region of Grand Est.

It is located on the¬†German¬†border approximately 15 minutes from the center of¬†Saarbr√ľcken, Germany, with which it constitutes a cross-border¬†conurbation, and is part of the Saar-Moselle¬†Eurodistrict. According to the 2011 national census, Forbach had a population of 21,954 inhabitants,¬†which, including its greater urban area, makes it the largest town in the eastern Moselle area.

Before the¬†Schengen Treaty, Forbach was a major border crossing at which¬†customs procedures were carried out, both for road and for rail transport and travel.¬†Here, trains also change¬†track sides¬†from right-hand running (Germany) to left-hand running (France). Since 2007, the¬†TGV¬†and¬†ICE¬†high speed trains connecting¬†Paris¬†and¬†Frankfurt¬†have stopped at the¬†station in Forbach, and passengers can now travel to Paris¬†Gare de l’Est¬†in 1 hour and 45 minutes and to the German financial center and¬†airport¬†in the Frankfurt and Rhine-Main metropolis in 2 hours.

Its location in the¬†Saar-Warndt coal mining basin,¬†which extends into eastern Moselle, made Forbach an important mining town, with offices of the Houill√®res du Bassin de Lorraine (Lorraine coal mining board), a section of the¬†French Coal Board. When the mining operations were permanently shut down in 2004,¬†Forbach turned to activities in the tourism, service, energy and other industries to rebuild the local economy.¬†The “Mus√©e des Mineurs – Wendel” in the neighboring village of¬†Petite-Rosselle is a coal mining museum which preserves the industrial and cultural heritage from the coal mining era in the Forbach region. It was awarded the “Mus√©es de France” quality label in 2002.

 

The Basilica Paris, Live cam France

The Basilica Paris, Live cam France

This Montmartre landmark, a 19th-century basilica built by the French government following the Franco-Prussian War, features a large medieval dome that provides excellent views of the city.