Langres Things to Do
The local church Eglise Nazareth, a bit dilapidated. Looked like it might have been inspired by the architecture of Le Corbusier.
Old church Saint-Martin de Langres, present form developed in various stages between the 13th and 18th century. I admired their daring use of the colour red!Related to:
Elaborately carved facade of a local savings bank (a Caisse d'Epargne) in the town centre of Langres
Favorite thing: Visit the ramparts and corner towers. These were used by the romans for the armies. Some entrance into the city were used by the results of battles, if victorious, the formal entrance were used, if defeated, they would use the lower undecorated portals. Its a very old town, full of history. The cathedral St Mammes is nice. I was born there. Went back and discoverd that it is now a tourist town. If you like old place with history, visit there, During WWII it was used as an R&R area by the german troups. The camping area, with its 16th century "tour navare", has been drastically changed for the better since I was there. We used to run to it during air strikes. I walked the whole place as a kid, and was amazed that 40 yrs later I could still find my way with not problems. There is no growth available in town as it is confined within ramparts, but outside its walls is very nice also. E-mail me if you want more info.
Fondest memory: Going into the surrounding woods and picking lily of the valley, violets, wild strawberries in the spring and summer.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Hiking and Walking