Cessange is first mentioned in a document from 1083, in which Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg, signed over a country house, including stables and barns, to Altmünster Abbey. Cessange, known as Zéisseng in Luxembourgish, has always been a sparsely populated area, ever since records began. And in around 1681, when the French army under Louis XIV attempted to conquer the fortified city, it is likely there was no one living in Cessange.
Or at least that appears to have been the case, as entries did not begin to appear in the church records again until two years later. Up until 1920, Cessange belonged to the former municipality of Hollerich, before Hollerich’s merger into the City of Luxembourg that same year. Cessange has only been an independent district since the 1970s.