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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Marne

Langres - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Marne
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Perched majestically on a rocky promontory overlooking the surrounding countryside, the Town of Art and History of Langres is one of the fifty most beautiful towns of France, with its medieval, Renaissance and classical heritage.

Its wonderfully well-preserved fortified enclosure, with its seven doors and twelve towers, is best seen from its wall walk...which is 3.5 kilometres long! Dotted with orientation tables, this superb walk takes you around the old town and is a chance to admire some beautiful panoramic views: to the east are Liez Lake, the Marne Valley and the Vosges; to the west, the Bonnelle Valley and the Langres Plateau! Open to the public, the imposing and mighty Navarre Tower measures 28 metres in diameter and stands 20 metres tall - with walls up to 7 metres thick! It contains two rooms with vaults and casemates, along with a magnificent roof structure made of chestnut wood.

Once you have taken a tour of the ramparts, continue your visit to Diderot's birthplace along the old streets dotted with elegant private mansions. You can also admire the Renaissance houses, the 12th-18th-century Romano-Gothic Cathedral of St. Mammès and its cloister, and Place Diderot, where a bronze statue of the illustrious philosopher Denis Diderot stands, a work by the famous sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi...

Not far from the cathedral, the Guy-Baillet Museum of Art and history, a museum of modern architecture, offers a fine range of things to see, from the remarkable mosaic of Bacchus from the 2nd century, and other archaeological relics, to collections of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts, via the temporary exhibitions of archaeology, history and contemporary art.

At nightfall, take advantage of the illuminations at the main monuments in Langres to discover the town from another angle!

At the end of May, the Grenade Festival (Fête du Pétard) celebrates street art, with a range of performances such as theatre, dance, music, circus...

Another event not to be missed is the Halberdiers' Summer Festival (L'Estival des Hallebardiers), on Friday and Saturday nights in August, with its historic tour-performances in the streets of the fortified town.

You can practise water sports on four lakes in the area around Langres - Liez, Charmes, Mouche and Vingeanne.

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Langres

Langres: one of the 50 most beautiful cities in France. 12 towers, gates and seven ramparts of 3.5 km. With its high walls, its imposing towers, its many spiers, Langres appears as a proud fortress camped at the gates of the Champagne and Burgundy.

Lung air at the threshold of great Burgundy, green oasis, the country Langres provides an intense feeling of space and freedom. Renowned for the strength of its winter, the mountain Langres, located 500 m above sea level, has a good reputation. This is normal! Here life is tonic, invigorating and the corner fireplace is warm. The summer shows as much enthusiasm and warmth you will find the shade of the forests and the cool springs and lakes are all stops not to be missed!

The famous plateau Langres offers a diverse landscape of rare ecological quality, ideal for recharging.

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Rampart East and former rack railway (© Jean Espirat)
Rampart East and former rack railway (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama Langres from Lake Liez (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama Langres from Lake Liez (© Jean Espirat)
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Fountain in downtown (© Jean Espirat)
Fountain in downtown (© Jean Espirat)
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Statue of Diderot (© Jean Espirat)
Statue of Diderot (© Jean Espirat)
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Ramp the old rack railway (© Jean Espirat)
Ramp the old rack railway (© Jean Espirat)
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Rampart Northeast (© Jean Espirat)
Rampart Northeast (© Jean Espirat)
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Tudor (© Jean Espirat)
Tudor (© Jean Espirat)
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Guard Corps Gate of City Hall and walls
Guard Corps Gate of City Hall and walls
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Porte des Moulins (© Jean Espirat)
Porte des Moulins (© Jean Espirat)
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Saint-Mammès Cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
Saint-Mammès Cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
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Front of the cathedral, the cloister view (© Jean Espirat)
Front of the cathedral, the cloister view (© Jean Espirat)
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Nave of the cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
Nave of the cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
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wrought iron grills of the choir of the Cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
wrought iron grills of the choir of the Cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
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carved Portico of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the Cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
carved Portico of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the Cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
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A stained glass window of the choir of the cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
A stained glass window of the choir of the cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
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Church of St. Martin (© Jean Espirat)
Church of St. Martin (© Jean Espirat)
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Tour St. Didier (Jean © Espirat)
Tour St. Didier (Jean © Espirat)
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Explanation of the tower Saint-Didier (Jean © Espirat)
Explanation of the tower Saint-Didier (Jean © Espirat)
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heads carved on a cul-de-lamp Cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
heads carved on a cul-de-lamp Cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
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Explanation of Saint-Mammès cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
Explanation of Saint-Mammès cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
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Tour Saint John Fountain door Longe-Porte (© Jean Espirat)
Tour Saint John Fountain door Longe-Porte (© Jean Espirat)
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Fountain of the door Longe-Porte (© Jean Espirat)
Fountain of the door Longe-Porte (© Jean Espirat)
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Fountain of the door Longe-Porte (© Jean Espirat)
Fountain of the door Longe-Porte (© Jean Espirat)
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Tether-Door view of the Interior (© Jean Espirat)
Tether-Door view of the Interior (© Jean Espirat)
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Explanation of the door Longe-Porte (© Jean Espirat)
Explanation of the door Longe-Porte (© Jean Espirat)
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House with three pigeons, at the door Longe-Porte (© Jean Espirat)
House with three pigeons, at the door Longe-Porte (© Jean Espirat)
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Base outside North rampart (© Jean Espirat)
Base outside North rampart (© Jean Espirat)
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Renaissance House (© Jean Espirat)
Renaissance House (© Jean Espirat)
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Carpenter turret Renaissance house (© Jean Espirat)
Carpenter turret Renaissance house (© Jean Espirat)
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Other Renaissance façade (© Jean Espirat)
Other Renaissance façade (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama East, from the rampart (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama East, from the rampart (© Jean Espirat)
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Gallo-Roman arch, seen from the rampart (© Jean Espirat)
Gallo-Roman arch, seen from the rampart (© Jean Espirat)
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Gallo-Roman arch, seen from the foot of the walls (© Jean Espirat)
Gallo-Roman arch, seen from the foot of the walls (© Jean Espirat)
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Information about the Gallo-Roman Arch (© Jean Espirat)
Information about the Gallo-Roman Arch (© Jean Espirat)
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of the former hotel of the Governor Portal (© Jean Espirat)
of the former hotel of the Governor Portal (© Jean Espirat)
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Information on the former hotel of the governor (© Jean Espirat)
Information on the former hotel of the governor (© Jean Espirat)
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of the former chapel of the Ursuline convent Portal (© Jean Espirat)
of the former chapel of the Ursuline convent Portal (© Jean Espirat)
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Information on the old chapel of the Ursuline convent (© Jean Espirat)
Information on the old chapel of the Ursuline convent (© Jean Espirat)
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Bopulière Door, exterior view (© Jean Espirat)
Bopulière Door, exterior view (© Jean Espirat)
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Boulire door, interior view (© Jean Espirat)
Boulire door, interior view (© Jean Espirat)
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Information on Boulière door (© Jean Espirat)
Information on Boulière door (© Jean Espirat)
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Gate City Hall, exterior view (© Jean Espirat)
Gate City Hall, exterior view (© Jean Espirat)
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Gate City Hall, interior view (© Jean Espirat)
Gate City Hall, interior view (© Jean Espirat)
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Information on the door of City Hall (© Jean Espirat)
Information on the door of City Hall (© Jean Espirat)
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Door potting soils, view from the ramparts (© Jean Espirat)
Door potting soils, view from the ramparts (© Jean Espirat)
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Gate terreaux view from outside (© Jean Espirat)
Gate terreaux view from outside (© Jean Espirat)
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Information on the door of potting soil (© Jean Espirat)
Information on the door of potting soil (© Jean Espirat)
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Marius Véchambre Promenade, on the western rampart (© Jean Espirat)
Marius Véchambre Promenade, on the western rampart (© Jean Espirat)
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Northern Wall and Tower Saint-Jean (© Jean Espirat)
Northern Wall and Tower Saint-Jean (© Jean Espirat)
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Rampart Southwest and Navarre tower (© Jean Espirat)
Rampart Southwest and Navarre tower (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculpture cul-de-lamp, in the Saint-Mammès cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture cul-de-lamp, in the Saint-Mammès cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
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Northern Wall and pungent round (© Jean Espirat)
Northern Wall and pungent round (© Jean Espirat)
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Information on the tower spicy (© Jean Espirat)
Information on the tower spicy (© Jean Espirat)
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Statue of St. Didier, the tower of the same name (© Jean Espirat)
Statue of St. Didier, the tower of the same name (© Jean Espirat)
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House with statues on a corner (© Jean Espirat)
House with statues on a corner (© Jean Espirat)
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Detail statues of corner (© Jean Espirat)
Detail statues of corner (© Jean Espirat)
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Tours Navarre and Orval (© Jean Espirat)
Tours Navarre and Orval (© Jean Espirat)
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Information on the towers of Navarre and Orval (© Jean Espirat)
Information on the towers of Navarre and Orval (© Jean Espirat)
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Tour de Navarre (© Jean Espirat)
Tour de Navarre (© Jean Espirat)
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Source Fairy (© Jean Espirat)
Source Fairy (© Jean Espirat)
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Underground Channel Source Fairies (© Jean Espirat)
Underground Channel Source Fairies (© Jean Espirat)
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Details Renaissance house (© Jean Espirat)
Details Renaissance house (© Jean Espirat)
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