Les Fortifications de Vauban, Maubeuge

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#19 of 65 in Historic Sites in Nord
World heritage site · Ruin · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Les Fortifications de Vauban consists of 12 groups of fortified buildings and sites along the western, northern, and eastern borders of France. They were designed by Vauban and were added in 2008 to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Travel here to experience towns built from scratch by Vauban, citadels, urban bastion walls, and bastion towers. There are also mountain forts, sea forts, a mountain battery, and two mountain communication structures. This property is inscribed as bearing witness to the peak of classic fortifications, typical of western military architecture.

The list of sites includes great sites such as Arras, Pas-de-Calais, a citadel; Besançon, Doubs, a citadel, city walls, and Fort Griffon; Blaye-Cussac-Fort-Médoc, Gironde, a citadel of Blaye, city walls, Fort Paté, and Fort Médoc; Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime, city walls and a citadel; and watchtowers Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue and Tatihou, Manche. Using our custom trip planner, Maubeuge attractions like Les Fortifications de Vauban can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We arrived via the Tourist Information Office, however they were closed. We could still access the fortification, we just didn’t have any audio guide/or information for the site which I imagine is...  more »
  • Great walk around the fort, it was accompanied with a commentary via a web site which guides you around the fort and local area. Easy to understand and good directions given. Lots of walking up and...  more »
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