Villa Louvigny

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Villa Louvigny (2008)
Tower Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg City

Coordinates: 49°36′41″N 06°07′21″E / 49.61139°N 6.12250°E / 49.61139; 6.12250 Villa Louvigny is a building in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg, that served as the headquarters of Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion, the forerunner of RTL Group. It is located in Municipal Park, in the Ville Haute quarter of the centre of the city.

Built in 1920 on a site that before had been the Louvigny fort of the old fortress of Luxembourg, the building was rented to the Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion, who eventually bought the building in 1936. In 1991 the administrative offices moved to a new building on the Kirchberg plateau, followed by the technical installations in 1996. The philharmonic orchestra of Luxembourg remained in the facilities until 2005 when the Philharmony building was finished.

Villa Louvigny has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest twice, in 1962 and 1966.

Since the year 2000 the Villa Louvigny is the main seat of the ministry of Health.

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Preceded by
Palais des Festivals
Cannes
Eurovision Song Contest
Venue

1962
Succeeded by
BBC Television Centre
London
Preceded by
Sala di Concerto della RAI
Naples
Eurovision Song Contest
Venue

1966
Succeeded by
Hofburg Imperial Palace
Vienna