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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
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La porte du midi – L'arsenal de la marine
001arsenal de la marine la porte du midi
Built in 1862, la porte du midi has been, until recent years, the main gateway to the “Port militaire” also called “L’arsenal de la marine”.  For generations the workers and seamen who contributed to Cherbourg’s shipbuilding activities went through its gates on their way to work or on their way home; but in 2007, after the Direction des Constructions Navales Services (DCNS) took over operations, it was determined that the gateway precipitated safety issues and that it no longer served a useful purpose.  Therefore, the symbolic monument was moved from its original location within the Arsenal to a more visible address along rue de l’Abbaye.
  

 000arsenal de la marine la porte du midi
002arsenal de la marine la porte du midi
003arsenal de la marine la porte du midi

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