Le Quesnoy, city of character in the North of France, is best known for its Vauban fortifications which date back to the 17th century. Outside the walled city, the beautiful lakes are popular in summer, and poppies flourish by the ramparts.


Our museum is a 5 minute walk from the centre of the town, and a 12 minute walk from the train station.

A pleasant two-hour walk affords you the best views of the town and its moat from the well-maintained ramparts as you retrace the steps of soldiers and revisit history.

There are several pleasant restaurants where you can enjoy local cuisine within the town and on its outskirts. Lunch overlooking the lake in Le Quesnoy provides a pleasant vista on a summer’s day or in the Mormal Forest at a cosy local hunting lodge for platters of local meat and cheese and beer.

If you happen to visit in August, you might see two giant figures as part of a carnival. Pierrot Bimberlot was created in 1904, and in 2004 a giant Māori figure was created in accompaniment.

Photo Source: La Voix

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