Association pour la Mise en Valeur des Espaces Fortifiés

Association pour la Mise en Valeur des Espaces Fortifiés

Association pour la Mise en Valeur des Espaces Fortifiés (Région Nord / Pas-de-Calais)

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Fortified towns > Avesnes-sur-Helpe

Latest addition : Thursday 22 January 2009.

  • Overview of Avesnes-sur-Helpe

    Avesnes was created around 1080, built on an escarpment overlooking the Helpe River; it would remain at the crossroads of the Netherlands, Bourgogne and France for 1,000 years. Visit the fortified city of Avesnes sur Helpe and discover the remains of the creations of the architect Vauban, the last 18th century builder of fortifications. Located at the heart of the L’Avesnois Regional Natural Park, the town’s special charm attracts tourists, painters and historians alike. It was founded (...)

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