... Pont-à-Mousson

... night shots of Pont-à-Mousson




The city of Pont-à-Mousson

Pont-à-Mousson is a city located north east of France in the department of
Meurthe-et-Moselle of the region Lorraine.
Population (1999): 14,592 (Mussipontains). It is an industrial town (mainly steel industry), situated on the Moselle River. Pont-à-Mousson has several historical monuments, including the well-known 18th century Abbey of Prémontrés.
The altitude of the city hall of Pont-à-Mousson is approximately 180 meters.

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Strategically positioned at an important river crossing, Pont-à-Mousson and
the surrounding region saw terrible fighting during the twentieth century wars
between France and Germany. The town suffered further destruction in 1944,
before being liberated by the US Third Army, supported by an active
local resistance movement.
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