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Ecluse des repenties et parc de la citadelle

rue Lacuzon
59300 Valenciennes
  • Ecluse des repenties et parc de la citadelle 1 - Valenciennes
  • Ecluse des repenties et parc de la citadelle 1 - Valenciennes
Écluse des Repenties et Parc de la Citadelle à Valenciennes (XVIII°s.)
Un vaste parc permet de découvrir les vestiges de l’écluse des Repenties, du pont restauré de la Citadelle, ainsi que des Bastions des Repenties et du Calvaire
The Écluse des Repenties and the Parc de la Citadelle in Valenciennes (XVIII.)
A huge park provides an opportunity to discover the remains of the Ecluse des Repenties (the penitents’ lock), the now restored Citadelle (fortress) bridge, and the bastions of Les Repenties and Le Calvaire. The lock was the centrepiece of Valenciennes' defensive system. Thanks to it, as a defensive measure the town could flood the approaching plain, preventing any invasion from this side of the town which lacked natural defences. Its name comes from the presence of a convent of penitent nuns, known as La Madeleine.
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