Porte des Chenizelles

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Porte des Chenizelles II 210122
Non communiqué
Non communiqué

This pedestrian gate dates from the 13th century, and closed the access to the village from the Cuve Saint-Vincent.
Enclosed in the wall, it is flanked by slender towers (formerly topped with conical roofs) and had a falling portcullis and a stunner.
It is said that it was once decorated with an equestrian statue of Henry IV.
As for its name, it would come from the channels (“chenil” or “chanal”) that the water used to evacuate…


  • Animals accepted
  • The 3 remaining fortified doors can all be accessed on foot, and are located on the south side of Laon’s ramparts.
  • Services :
    • Restaurant

Localisation

Rue du Bourg, 02000 LAON

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