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Escalier Monumental

Boulevard Sadi Carnot, Auch, France
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Impressive

This staircase is impressive, it takes quite some time to complete and one would nit want to do... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Fanjah H
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Bergen, The Netherlands
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Monumental restauration of the monumental steps

Auch is famous for its Escalier monumental, and indeed it is beautiful after restauration. Most... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Guillaume R
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Göteborg
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Boulevard Sadi Carnot, Auch, France
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This staircase is impressive, it takes quite some time to complete and one would nit want to do this around midday in summertime. It is a good thing that this is being restored, you can see the wear-and-tear of the ages and it would be...More

Thank Fanjah H
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Auch is famous for its Escalier monumental, and indeed it is beautiful after restauration. Most visitors come for a snapshot with the statue of d'Artagnan.

Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is highlighted on the Red/Green walking tour map of Auch and gives detail to the history of the monument and its significance. Great place to pause and catch one's breath.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a good example of the architecture of European elegance. The Escalier begins at the foot of the cathedral, and ends at the river Gers. If you are in Auch, it is worth seeing, and taking a walk.

Thank comicrebel
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Having had major repairs over the recent past this stair case is a challenge to climb but worth the effort. It links street level at the riverside and the area at the back of the cathedral saint Marie - also recently refurbished

Thank alanw258
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Most of this staircase was cordoned off for repair/construction. It does give a fantastic view down to the river but to be honest it doesn't really do anything else?!

Thank Soffi S
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The steps to the top are a real 'killer' but the view from the top makes it well worth the effort. Fortunately, there are plenty of cafes alongside and surrounding it so recovery doesn't take too long.

Thank STSTOM
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The Grand Staircase is outside to the rear of the Auch Cathedral. It has magnificent views of the Gascon countryside. Auch is the capital of the Gers Department, formerly Gascony, so it's no surprise that the Grand Staircase hosts a statue of favorite son d'Artagnan.

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Alexandre Dumas based his famous novels about D'Artangan and his compatriots on local Gascon legends. Halfway through the climb/descent, pause to study one of France's more famous swashbucklers, avec panache!

Thank Tenighir
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Only a fool would look at the Escalier Monumental & say it is ‘just a staircase’, others would recognise the statue of the hero d’Artagnan. Who is this d’Artagnan you say? This gentleman in his day is what kids today call an OG - Original...More

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