The public park and the "monument of 27 Ventôse an III" (1899)

In the peaceful shade of its chesnut trees, the public park is the only green area of the town. And moreover it's not very old, since the first trees were planted at the beginning of the 20th century. In summer, the park becomes a great place if you feel like having a walk or relaxing on the bank of the nearby river. In autumn, the children of Landrecies have fun by trying to collect as many chestnuts as possible among the fallen leaves.

The public park at the beginning of the 20th century

In the middle of the park a monument, known as the monument of  27 Ventôse an III, was erected at the end of the 19th century. This marble column had been promised by the French government in 1794 because of the heroic behavior of the locals during the siege of 1794. Actually it was only inaugurated on August 13th 1899, and it was paid by the town ! On the front face of the monument, the numerous dates of Landrecian sieges have been written, from 1185 down to 1870.

The monument of 27 Ventose an III