Things to see and do - Maubeuge
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Architecture, castles and historic districts
rte e de Mons F - 59600 Maubeuge
The Porte de Mons gateway (1685 ) has a pavilion with a pediment and a sloping attic on the city side; the guardroom, with its thick wooden doors and drawbridge winch is still intact.
1 Rue de Valmy F - 59600 Maubeuge
Rebuilt to plans by André Lurçat after the Second World War, it is dominated by a glass bell-tower with a 28-bell carillon. On the porch is a mosaic designed by Jean Lurçat. In the Treasury, note the admirable 13C abbey cross and the 7C «chasuble aux..
Rue Coutelle F - 59600 Maubeuge
The college was built in the 17C, to plans by Brother Du Blocq, a Jesuit from Mons who also designed the Jesuits' chapel in Saint-Omer.
Industrial tourism and theme park
av. du Parc F - 59600 Maubeuge
Laid out in the glacis dominating the ditches of the fortifications, the zoo contains around 1 300 animals. The domestic animals roaming free in the zoo farm enchant children and adults alike.
pl. Verte F - 59600 Maubeuge
A 17C brick and stone building. It belonged to the Ladies of Maubeuge, aged canonesses who succeeded the nuns of St-Aldegonde, the founder of Malbodium (later to become Mauberge) in the 7C.