Fortification of agglomeration, French Heritage monument to Montmedy

Montmédy-down has existed since the 13th century. In the 16th century on the makes flood that the Citadel is more easily challengeable. In 1681 (dating by historical works), Louis XIV was surrounded by an enclosure of 1230 metres long flanked by crenellated towers. In 1698 (historical works dating), Vauban built the outer fortifications of the lower town. The fortifications of Montmédy-down will be demolished in 1882 by decision of the municipal Council

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

fortification of agglomeration
Crédit photo : (fortification of agglomeration, montmedy)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

fortification of agglomeration, Montmédy-down has existed since the 13th century. In the 16th century on the makes flood that the Citadel is more easily challengeable. In 1681 (dating by (...) Fortification of agglomeration, French Heritage monument to Montmedy montmedy, meuse

Location and general information

  • identifier : 162862
  • item : Fortification d' Agglomération
  • Location of the building :
    • 55
    • Montmédy
  • Place name : Montmédy bas
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 55351
  • Zip code of the municipality : 55600
  • Order in the communal list : 52
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • strong
    • agglomeration
  • State : The building had 2 different states :
    • remains
    • destroyed

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 17th century
    • 4th quarter 17th century
  • Year : 1681
  • Investigation : 1987
  • Date taken into account : 1990/12/24

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 4 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • ashlar
    • stone
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : public property © lorraine region
  • Author of the survey MH : Collin S.
  • Mérimée reference : IA00065180

The complete official record is available at Conseil régional de Lorraine - service régional de l'inventaire généralHôtel Ferraris - 29, rue du Haut Bourgeois 54000 Nancy -

Men involved in this construction

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Description of this building by Milena :


Au coin du Chemin des Remparts et de la Rue Neuve.

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