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Escalier Monumental

Boulevard Sadi Carnot, Auch, France
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Renaissance Architectural Elegance

This is a good example of the architecture of European elegance. The Escalier begins at the foot of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
A world heritage site , a climb to the cathedral from river level

Having had major repairs over the recent past this stair case is a challenge to climb but worth the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Haute-Garonne, France
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Boulevard Sadi Carnot, Auch, France
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a good example of the architecture of European elegance. The Escalier begins at the foot of the cathedral, and ends at the river Gers. If you are in Auch, it is worth seeing, and taking a walk.

Thank comicrebel
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Having had major repairs over the recent past this stair case is a challenge to climb but worth the effort. It links street level at the riverside and the area at the back of the cathedral saint Marie - also recently refurbished

Thank alanw258
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Most of this staircase was cordoned off for repair/construction. It does give a fantastic view down to the river but to be honest it doesn't really do anything else?!

Thank Soffi S
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The steps to the top are a real 'killer' but the view from the top makes it well worth the effort. Fortunately, there are plenty of cafes alongside and surrounding it so recovery doesn't take too long.

Reviewed 29 May 2016

The Grand Staircase is outside to the rear of the Auch Cathedral. It has magnificent views of the Gascon countryside. Auch is the capital of the Gers Department, formerly Gascony, so it's no surprise that the Grand Staircase hosts a statue of favorite son d'Artagnan.

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Alexandre Dumas based his famous novels about D'Artangan and his compatriots on local Gascon legends. Halfway through the climb/descent, pause to study one of France's more famous swashbucklers, avec panache!

Thank Tenighir
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Only a fool would look at the Escalier Monumental & say it is ‘just a staircase’, others would recognise the statue of the hero d’Artagnan. Who is this d’Artagnan you say? This gentleman in his day is what kids today call an OG - Original...More

3  Thank The_Pale_Ridah
Reviewed 15 September 2015

When visiting the Cathedrale Sainte Marie in Auch the Excaleir Monumental is a must see. The steps have recently renovated and it is very interesting to see how they manage to make the new construction fit in with the construction that was done in the...More

Thank keithswfrance
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Historical site famous for the statue of D'Artagnan, supposedly a citizen of the region. I avoided the steep steps and just enjoyed the view.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The Escalier Monumental is a big staircase leading from the river to the cathedral. Under renovation it is vastly improved over it's forgotten state, but there is still some work to do on the terraces. If you visit the cathedral, take the time to walk...More

Thank Mark B
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