Villerupt (10,111 inhabitants, 6.56 km2), takes its name from "Ville" (city) and "rupt" which means "stream" in the Romance language. Long marked by its iron-bearing history, the city has been marked by its abrupt deindustrialization. A land of welcome and culture, the city has created a unique identity. Resolutely turned towards the future, Villerupt, is experiencing a real resurrection and is actively participating in the renewal of its territory.
The opening of the large Cultural Center L'Arche in the heart of the Eco Cité of the Micheville site is part of the Operation of National Interest. This place, which is devoted to creation, live performances, new communication tools and cinema, annually hosts the famous Villerupt Fesitval of Italian Cinema.