Beffroi de Lucheux
You'll like : 14th century belfry, one of the oldest in northern France, symbolising the liberties gained by the town since 1202. Joan of Arc stayed briefly in Lucheux (during her detention) and, in 1464, Louis XI is believed to have created the French postal service here.
This 12th and 14th century belfry became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005. It was built on an old town gate after the town had grown and the ramparts moved. It is one of the oldest in northern France and the only belfry-porch with the road running below it. Joan of Arc stayed briefly in Lucheux in 1430, when she was detained by Jean de Luxembourg, the Lord of Lucheux.
Louis XI signed the 'Edit des Postes' here in 1464.
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