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Chaumont-5 things to do and see

Chaumont is a town and municipality in northeastern France in the region of Champagne-Ardenne, in the department of Haute-Marne, which belongs to the prefecture of Chaumont.

1. Basilique St Jean

Basilique St Jean

Basilique St Jean is the main religious building in Chaumont. The Gothic style, with two main towers belonging to the oldest buildings of the city, this church was granted the status of historical monuments. The church was built in the early thirteenth century to meet the needs of a growing population. The church has received a lot of donations, especially of the perpetrators in Chaumont,. On the south side door of St. John, there is an example of Gothic style. The altar is one of the most interesting places in the church, at the end of the chapel can be seen horrific real burial.

3. Philippe Lebon Square

Philippe Lebon Square

Philippe Lebon Square is a great place to walk, here you can see the whole city, roof, all the sights and the people. Philip Lebon was the inventor of gas lighting so is understandable why people of Chaumont built monument in his honor and gave it his name.

5. Tower of the Arse

Tower of the Arse

Arse is a hexagonal tower, which was built in the 13th century to the Arsenal . Street, "de la Tour-Chartron" which leads to there was built from the remains of the city.

2. Viaduct


Viaduct is a magnificent work of art that consists of fifty arches on three levels, 600 meters long and 50 meters wide that stand above the valley Suiza. The viaduct is now used as a railroad leading from Paris to Basel. Viaduct was built in 1856., built by day and night by 2,500 workers and 300 horses. Client company "Railway East" and architect Eugen Decomble. During the Second World War, the Germans brought down the two parts of the bridge.

4. Musée de la Crèche

Musée de la Crèche

Museum "Musée de la Crèche" is a historical and artistic place designated with figures. There is a good collection from the 17th century until today. You can find wood, glass and pieces of baked clay and attractive collection of pieces from the 18th century.

Chaumont is a picturesque place located on the edge of a steep plateau separated by valleys Suize and Marne. Chaumont was at the crossroads of trade in the early Middle Ages. Dominated by the massive force of his feudal towers town has managed to preserve its medieval appearance, walk through Chaumont is a timeless experience.

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