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“Vauban has been here!”

Les Fortifications de Vauban
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Maubeuge
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Lovely surroundings of this town. Fortifications from the Vllth century. You will see the remains of Vauban's work all over France and here they are in a great state for walkers

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

For students of military history, the place is worth a visit. Both the inner fortress and the ring of later forts survive well, and the Maginot line additions are absorbing. A rare WW1 French tank is to be found in the town square.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Maubeuge is a sleepy town, there isn't much to visit, but if you happen to be a history buff, you can't miss one of the best-preserved Vauban wallings, that once covered all of northern France and Belgium. The best way is to pick up information on the internet and bring your printed sheets along, as very little is available in English. Maubeuge can be covered in a couple of hours, and I would recommend to take the short trip to nearby Le Quesnoy, where the walls have been particularly well preserved and are even more impressive. Note that these sites are only a small sample of Vauban's work and are not listed as UNESCO Heritage sites. Visits are free, no opening hours and nearby parking is easy to find.

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