"Grand'Rue" (Main Street)

Grand'Rue is by far the most important street of Landrecies. It is located on the route between two important towns - Valenciennes and Avesnes - and that's why there is so much traffic : from 5 AM to midnight, countless trucks are used to crossing the town ! This Grand'Rue is both a good and a bad thing for Landrecies. It's a good thing because such an important road is very beneficial for the local economy. And it's a bad thing too since most of these cars just never happen to stop here !!

In 1961, the traffic of Grand'Rue was made easier thanks to the construction of a bridge above the railroad of the Ville Basse.

On the below picture you can realize that Grand'Rue hasn't changed much since the beginning of the 20th century. The retirement home is in the background.

La Grand'Rue au début du siècle