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a quiet fascinating historic fort

Vast ancient fort, now a UNESCO Heritage site. There is an execution wall within a section of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Interesting old fortress last used as a military barracks by the Germans. In the rear moat is a... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
tony c
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Vauban | Vauban, 62000, Arras, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vast ancient fort, now a UNESCO Heritage site. There is an execution wall within a section of the moat, which was chilling to visit

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Interesting old fortress last used as a military barracks by the Germans. In the rear moat is a French National memorial to all those shot by the Gestapo. A very moving place.

1  Thank tony c
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We visited Arras in April 2017, so much to see we only managed a quick visit to the Citadel but glad we did, it is located next to the First World War Arras Memorial so we combined the two.

Thank Havana_Blast
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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...More

Thank Pitacus
Reviewed 29 September 2016

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...More

Thank mitsilad
Reviewed 7 September 2016

As we were nearby we stoped off. A typical Vauban structure but not much more to see, certainly not worth a special visit.

Thank mike l
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Designed by Vauban in the seventeenth century this is an important visit to make, but, be prepared to be emotionally moved by the French Resistance Execution Area at the rear. Having spent three days on the Somme Battlefields, it reminded us that leaders seem to...More

1  Thank Fred F
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Was definitely worth seeing very imposing. Would have been nice if they had info in English too, my french is not that good yet.

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 15 April 2016

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...More

1  Thank AlexAndG
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