Porte Chaussée

Verdun, France

This fortified gatehouse served as the official entry to the city ever since its construction in the 14th century, as part of the Grand Rampart which surrounded Verdun in the Middle Ages. The gatehouse was offered to the city by Wautrec, a rich citizen who was an alderman. It symbolised the new status of Verdun which was made an “imperial free city” in 1374. By this the city was obliged to maintain its own ramparts and to look to its own defence in the case of an attack.


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Rue Chaussée 2, Verdun, France
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Michael Dalbke (13 months ago)
You have a great view of the Maas from the city gate. Especially beautiful in the evening when the historic buildings are illuminated.
julien maugin (15 months ago)
Former gateway to the Middle Ages, quite impressive in the heart of downtown Verdun.
PierreSch (15 months ago)
Very pretty large medieval door
Phidis Papa (18 months ago)
Nice view of the Meuse, Quai de Londres and monuments, pleasant area for lounging, numerous terraces, bars, restaurants, entertainment, exhibitions on sunny days in the area.
Arjan de Ridder (4 years ago)
Beautiful old towngate opposite the Meuse. This was the ancient entrance to the city of Verdun.
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