12. Noyelles-sur-Escaut

Major German logistics base during WW1, Noyelles sur Escaut kept some pillboxes which have been recently restored.

Situated on the Saint-Quentin canal, Noyelles-sur-Escaut was a major logistics base on the Hindenburg Line, as is evidenced by the 14 pillboxes that still remain. They were used for storing the munitions unloaded from boats on the canal before being moved to the front line.
Whilst the village’s bridges were among the objectives for the British plan of attack during the offensive, the village fell into German hands again at the end of the battle.

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Whether they follow the Escaut, drive along country roads, discover the picturesque alleys of the old Cambrai, fortified farms, museums, learn about Matisse and Blériot, lace ang giants, tourists will understand why the inhabitants of this part of France are so happy to welcome them and will feel like coming back.

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