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Brilliant Fortified Town.

Spent a whole day here exploring the town and the ramparts. The ramparts really are of epic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A somber reminder of lives given

An amazing fortified town where on the 4th of November 1918, members of the NZ army liberated the... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
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Le Quesnoy, Le Quesnoy, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a whole day here exploring the town and the ramparts. The ramparts really are of epic proportions and feel like you are in a giants maze in places. Every now and again in the walls you come across an entrance, some will lead you...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

An amazing fortified town where on the 4th of November 1918, members of the NZ army liberated the town from the Germans. All the towns people survived the Nz did not and some through their courage paid jwith their lives.

Thank ZhouLIN
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Well preserved city fortifications. The walk around takes about 1,5 hours. Indications for the tour are not always clear, but you can get a map for free at the tourist office 1 rue du Maréchal Joffre.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The fortification offers a great walk around the city (follow the yellow marks, you can start at the tourist office). It is about 5 km, and shows a great variety of views of the vauban fortification architecture, but also scenic views, city views, and the...More

Thank WS_55_60
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Shocking to see the prices of houses in this town. Some for less than 50k Euro. Looks like the town is gradually slipping into oblivion, contrary to a city like Dutch Naarden. Le Quesnoy and Vauban deserve better than this.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Small town still surrounded by the Vauban fortification. Excellent site that has resisted time. Really a piece of history frozen in time. Take the walk around the ramparts and enjoy. It is really worth it.

Thank Ignace D
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice walk around the ramparts. Quite extraordinary. Easy walking this views. Took less than 2 hours.

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Just visiting this nice charming fortified village Le Quesnoy. Nice for a walk around the walls, in the town and nearby lake or étang. A must for those from New Zealand, with the various memorials to the New Zealand soldiers who liberated the town.

Thank DaveMatt7
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

As kiwis we went to Les Quesnoy because of the WW1 history. The NZ division in its last act of the war liberated the town from German occupation. We were impressed with the extent of the fortifications so they were worth seeing in their own...More

Thank Andrew3022
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Le Quesnoy is the site of one of the four New Zealand war memorials designed by Christchurch architect Samuel Hurst Seager, the others being at Messines Ridge (Flanders), Longueval (the Somme) and Gallipolli. The memorial is set in the town walls and is just one...More

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