We walked here from the city centra as the venue seems to have an excellent write-up. My initial impression were good as the ramparts are imposing and the entrance impressive. entry is over a beautiful bridge and through a large gatehouse The visitor is then presented with a large open parade-ground with large buildings in the distance. This is a... 更多
This is a hard one to write about. I expected more, and others have said, it is a large area with buildings in all directions. It is not close to the centre and it took a while to walk there. We found a nice chapel sat for a while and then headed back to town.
The Mur des Fusilles may not be a well known moment in history unless you are from Arras? but the location of the massacre and how it has been preserved is outstanding, and worthy of the time to see it. My cab driver knew where to go, as I had no specific address.
An impressive fortification typical of Vaubon and nice to see it in use and being restored / renovated in places. Look out for the models in the entrance gateway (left hand side as you go in) which give a good feel for the scale. The Mur des Fusilees (down in the defences on the opposite side to the main gate)... 更多
The citadel was sold by the military to Arras for €1 as it was in disrepair. Part has been converted into flats that only the rich can afford at €4000/m2! However it has brought in the revenue to restor a lot of the facades of the interior buildings, some of which still bear the pock marks of warfare. It's now... 更多
The site is spread out and it didn't seem like there were many signs to help direct you to specific locations. We parked where we (hoped) it was permissible and walked around for a bit. We did find an old church that had some interesting informational posters (French & English) but I'm not sure if they are permanent or not.... 更多
Typical Vauban fort. Some modern buildings have been built inside the courtyards, but the entrance arch and causeway are original. There are some modified gun ports.
Visited here after Arras Memorial on one of our many visits. Very quiet place, awe inspiring and very moving. Well worth a visit for the history