Marbache is a commune in the department of Meurthe -et -Moselle in the Lorraine region. It belongs to the district Nancy, in the canton of Pompey and was founded in 1995 Association of Municipalities Bassin de Pompey.

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The 1758 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) scoring Marbache municipality is situated on the left bank of the Moselle, about halfway between the cities of Nancy and Pont -à -Mousson. Rises to over 100 meters high escarpment, which is particularly pronounced in the area Marbache, the elongated ridge Côtes de Moselle on the left (western) side of the Mosel valley. Above the stage extends a plateau that falls in the north to Eschtal and southwest to Terrouintal.

On the slopes and on the heights of the church, which belongs to the inhabited areas of the Regional Natural Park of Lorraine, spread forest ( Forêt entre 2 Chemins, Forêt de l' avant-garde ), which cover 80 % of the municipal territory. The forests were once part of the much larger forest area Forêt de Haye, the core of the city of Nancy encloses a semicircle today.

The settlement extends along two axes: the old village center in a westward -opening transverse to the Mosel valley with dense development as well as in the narrow area left bank of the Moselle. The close Moseltal divide parallel to the river running traffic routes ( rail, road ) and standing on the shore hillside homes.

In the north- east of the village crosses the A31 motorway, the River Moselle, to shorten a flow loop - one of two Moselle bridges the highway between Metz and Nancy.

Neighboring communities of Belleville Marbache are in the north, Millery in the northeast, Custine in the east, Pompey in the south, southwest, and Saizerais Liverdun in the west.


The origin of the name Marbache is still unclear. Mar - (French: marais ) probably originates from the Celtic ( = swamp or pond). The fact that the ending- bache back to the Germanic Bach, is doubted by some researchers because the place is located less than 40 kilometers south-west of the old Roman- Germanic language border.

In ancient written sources can be found for the following place names: Mahrwogicca ( ​​797 in the cartulary of the Abbey Gorze ) Merbechia ( 896 in Zwentibold ) Marbage ( 1181 ) and Marbaiche ( 1333).

In the forest of Marbache emerged in the 12th century a priory of Premonstratensian abbey of Pont- à -Mousson. Remains of this building called Le Menil are still preserved, in particular the entrance with the inscription of the year 1141st The monks operated a mill, among other things, is reminiscent of the as well as at the entrance of the Priory still in the arms of the municipality.

In the village Marbache which lived by farming and wine growing (85 hectares in 1888 ), began in 1850 a new chapter in the history of the construction of the railway line from Metz to Nancy. When excavation work to fill up the track on the narrow Moseltal iron ore -bearing rock was found. The newly formed iron ore mine supplied the foundry in the near Pont-à- Mousson and enabled there the rise of the metallurgical industry. The population of Marbache grew in the years after the opening of the mine significantly: while in 1841 there are 673 residents were counted, there were in 1881 already 1210 inhabitants.

Due to the low iron share in the ore of iron ore mining ended in 1957. The entrances to the former tunnels are closed today and secured.


Economy and infrastructure

Marbache is now mainly home to many commuters in the industrial areas of the Moselle River Valley and Nancy. In addition, in the village there are small craft and service companies.

In the village there is a health center, a pharmacy, a hairdresser and two bakeries. Marbache is beyond kindergarten and primary school location.

Transport links

Marbache located on the road from Nancy to Pont-à- Mousson (D 667), which follows the valley of the Moselle. In parallel, the A31 motorway is connected to a terminal just to the northeast of the community Marbache. Due to the nucleus, the department road D 907 leads from the Moselle valley to the west to 47 km away, Saint- Mihiel, in the Meuse valley. The Marbache station is on the railway line Frouard - Novéant (as part of the link Nancy- Metz), which is operated by TER Lorraine.