|Community association||Sud Messin|
|surface||3.89 km 2|
|Residents||133 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||34 inhabitants / km 2|
View of Chanville
Chanville is about 18 kilometers southeast of Metz in the direction of Faulquemont . The municipal area covers 3.89 km². The place is surrounded by agricultural land and forest. The highest point of the place reaches 310 m.
The village was first mentioned in 1316. Quarries for quarrying gypsum have been found nearby; this area was an important industry in earlier times.
From 1915 to 1918 and 1940 to 1944 it bore the Germanized name Hanhausen .
The 18th century church of Sainte-Croix was restored in 1844. There are also the churches of Saint-Roch and Saint-Sébastien-en-Pierre from the 15th century.