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Escalier Monumental, Auch

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Climb the 370 steps of Escalier Monumental, and enjoy the surrounding gardens and terraces. The 35 m high (115 ft) staircase was built in 1863 with local limestone. In the center stands a statue of Charles de Batz, better known as the Comte d'Artagnan--captain of the King's Musketeers that Alexandre Dumas made famous in his tale, "The 3 Musketeers." As you climb, you can rest at the three main platforms along the way, and take pictures in the landscaped gardens. Using our world travel planner, Auch attractions like Escalier Monumental can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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?!  more »