AUCH , Gers – Eredità culturale
The monumental staircase was finished in 1863. It links the historic district with the new town. Its 234 steps (374 in all, including the double flights) climb a total of 35 meters.
On the first landing in front of the fountain, the contemporary sculpture “l’Observatoire du temps” by the Catalan artist Jaume Plensa was installed in 1992. The engraved text evokes the biblical text of the Flood, referring to the catastrophic flood that shattered the city in 1977. Its glass eye, like a symbolic look-out, searches the sky. The staircase also features “the impossible shelter”, located on the edge of the footbridge on the opposite bank.
From the lower landing, enjoy a gorgeous view over the Gers Valley. On the southern horizon beyond the hill line, you will see the Pyrenees mountain chain when the weather permits.
On the landing lower down, the bronze statue sculpted by Michelet represents the most famous of all Gascons: Charles de Batz, better known as D’Artagnan, Captain of the King’s Musketeers, who was born in Castelmore castle in Lupiac, a village located some forty kilometres from Auch.
Che ne dici di andarci in treno?
A moins de 20 mn à pied de la gare de Auch !
Environ 13 min (1153 m).
La meilleure desserte pour la gare AUCH propose jusqu’à 11 A/R par jour entre 07:54:00 et 20:05:00.
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A moins de 10 mn à pieds de l’arrêt AUCH – Allées Baylac !
Environ 7 min (639 m).
Arrët AUCH – Allées Baylac à moins de 10 mn,
Arrët AUCH – Gare Routière à moins de 20 mn,
Arrët AUCH – Lycée le Garros à moins de 30 mn,
Arrët AUCH – Hôpital à moins de 30 mn,
Arrët AUCH – Seilhan-Auch à moins de 30 mn