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    Wel known inhabitants

    by wandeljp Updated Dec 4, 2006

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    Wel known inhabitants

    The current presbytery occupies a whole of picturesque constructions, ennoblies by the two blue stone peristyles placed in advanced entrance doors. The court is separated from a garden by a low wall which stops in its center to leave a passage dominated by two lions placed on each side.

    In 1811, the city yielded to the District the unit to install the Sub-prefecture there. At this time there were the main part of the current buildings renovated.

    It is also of this time which the two peristyles date which indicated the entry of the private mansion of the Sub-prefect and the entry of the offices on the side. The traditional style, of the Empire illustrated by the use of the colonnades found an ultimate echo here. It is in this Hotel of the Sub-prefecture that Napoleon settled before the battle of Waterloo and wrote his ultimate agenda.

    I don't have pics from the building unfortunatly, I did know that this one was so important. I read after time. I have only a pic of the memory plate. (sorry)

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    Flaumont-Waudrechies mill

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    Flaumont-Waudrechies mill

    On our course of after midday we could see four of the many old mills.

    It are not useful today any more but are the witnesses of a popular past.

    Here also the restorations were in hand to give him a new life.

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    Restorations

    by wandeljp Updated Dec 4, 2006

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    Around Semeries

    Restorations

    End XIX ème century had brought a generalized painting of the frontages.

    Lately an important programme of restoration of a hundred frontages carried out with European funds and the contest of the Town of Avesnes was undertaken.

    If one takes account of the former restorations, it is more than 150 buildings representing a good half of the houses of the old city which will have been thus rehabilitated.

    But it is not only in the old city that this apends, also in the villages in the neighbourg we saw beautiful achievements.

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    Local tradition (2)

    by wandeljp Updated Dec 4, 2006

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    Beugnies, mainroad

    Local tradition.

    Traditionaly, the craftsmen can of the owner of the factory use the remainders of the heat of the furnace and the molten glass to make perssonels objects; Thus, it is of habit to place balls of coloured glass at the top of the roofs. (See photographs)

    In Sars potteries there is a nice little museum with temporary exposure t.

    Very interesting!

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    Local tradition

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    Beugnies, but you can see more in Sars Potterie.

    Local Tradition

    We walked in the nature from 10 am to 12 o clock. In Beugnies we found the MaryDy cafe where we stopped for drinking and eating our lunch.

    Beugnies is a very little village near Sars Potterie.

    Sars Potterie was always known for the glass blowers.

    See tip "local traditions" (2)

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    Local devotion

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    one of them

    Local dévotion

    It is a very old tradition. The inhabitants (farm and people of the ground for the majority) called upon the saints for all kinds of reasons: plague, the lightning, storms , diseases as well for people for the animeaux ones.

    What there is the very particular one here, it is that the many small vaults (which one names "potales") are built out of “blue” stones. They are superb and in general are well maintained.

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    City view (2)

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    City view (2)

    The Bastions, except the Bastion of the Queen, are widened and of the outer works are established towards 1630 pennies the direction of the Knight of City. From this time goes back the door to Mons (1628) and the Rider of the Bastion of France.
    Vauban integrates the place, conquered by France in 1659, in the network of fortified towns of the “Pre Square”. It does not touch with the curtains and bastions (except the Bastion of the Queen which it widens on a side). On the other hand it sets up the modern network of outer works (fear and half-moons) and the system of flood (Bridge of the Ladies).

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    Collegiate Saint-Nicolas Church

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    Collegiate Saint-Nicolas Church

    The collegial Saint Nicolas's Day In the current of XIIème century is arranged in edge of the initial core of the town of Avesnes a place intended to receive the market, on which gives the Market and later the belfry. It is the current place of the Leclerc General in the characteristic rectangular plan. It is probably following this creation that is dedicated to Saint Nicolas, owner of the merchants, a church on the northern side is place, according to a frequent diagram in the old Netherlands. This building will remain the single parish church of the city, which explains its dimensions.

    The first Gothic church will know higherst moment on August 2, 1461 when the king of France Louis XI made celebrate, in the presence of the duke of Burgundy Philippe the Good, Charles the Bold one then designated as the count de Charolais and of the essence of the nobility of France, with Burgundy and the Netherlands, a funeral service in the honor of his father, the king Charles VII, and covered for the first time the royal badges before returning to France and being crowned in Reims. This church was strongly damaged by the troops of the same Louis XI at the time of the catch of the city in June 1477 then the French attempts to seize the fields of Marie of Burgundy. A fire which has occurred in 1514 added new damage. It is in Louise d' Albret that one owes the essence of the rebuilding of the church,
    The French revolution caused only few damage at the building itself…
    The damage of the second world war made it possible to raise the bell-tower with identical, to reconstitute with pinions of origin. The current gross bell called Charlotte is the faithful copy of that which had been given by Charles-Quint in 1514. On the other hand it y have practically not of interior renovation work.

    The unit is classified historic building since 1913.

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    City view

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    Town center

    City view

    The first fortifications go up in XIème century. They followed a perimeter including part of the high city in the quadrilateral delimited by the Street Léo Lagrange, the cliff and the public garden of the Madeleine.

    In XIIIème century, a broader enclosure corresponding to the three districts of the old city: Downtown area, Chémerault Plate and low city are built with round towers of which there remains a specimen beside the Bastion of the Queen on the Chémerault plate.

    After the destruction of the city in 1477 per Louis XI, one built towards 1530-1540 of the bastionnées fortifications being pressed on the medieval rampart. There remains about it the Bastion of the Queen going back to 1538 with underground rooms.

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    Visit Avesnes

    by wandeljp Updated Dec 4, 2006

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    City center

    AVESNES

    Picturesque city fixed on the side of a rock cliff, Avesnes-on-Helpe is founded by Wédric the Bearded one in XIème century. Its lords are famous since the House of Avesnes gives rise to Philippa de Hainaut, future Queen of England, which obtains the grace of the Middle-class men of Calais.

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    Bridge over the Helpe

    by wandeljp Updated Sep 30, 2006

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    Our group acros the bridge

    The Helpe river runs through all the area: In fact there are two of them: Helpe major and Helpe minor. The landscapes is mainly made up of meadows staged on the blanks of hills. The cows give the milk of quality of to the fact that there are very few of other cultures and thus practically not of pulverasition of chemicals. Milk is employed for the manufacture of very typified cheeses: Maroilles cheese, pellets (Boulettes) of avesnes and the dolphin. (Dauphin)

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    Justice

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    the laws court

    JUSTICE

    The Law courts of 1828 also have an important peristyle in the form of Greek temple of the enough successful Doric order.

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    Sint Louis

    by wandeljp Updated Dec 4, 2006

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    In a little street on the side of main market.

    Sint Louis

    I took this pic in a side street of the main marked. But I did know more about it for now. Perhaps later? I update them. Promise!

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    Cityhal

    by wandeljp Updated Dec 4, 2006

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    City hal

    Cityhal

    The Town hall of 1757 rather severe of aspect announces the style Louis XVI. There is a curious passage under the building who's take you to an other street.

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