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Owner description: The Porte Serpenoise is a sort of triumphal arch which used to mark the South limit of the city of Metz from the 3rd until... more » Owner description: The Porte Serpenoise is a sort of triumphal arch which used to mark the South limit of the city of Metz from the 3rd until the early 20th centuries. During the Roman era, the gate was guarding the road to Scarpone (now Dieulouard, near Nancy). In the 19th century, the gate was incorporated into the rampart, as a tunnel dug into the counterscarp. When the German authorities decided to get rid of the walls, they kept the gate, which they redrafted into a triumphal arch. « less
Owner description: The Porte Serpenoise is a sort of triumphal arch which used to mark the South limit of the city of Metz from the 3rd until... more » Owner description: The Porte Serpenoise is a sort of triumphal arch which used to mark the South limit of the city of Metz from the 3rd until the early 20th centuries. During the Roman era, the gate was guarding the road to Scarpone (now Dieulouard, near Nancy). In the 19th century, the gate was incorporated into the rampart, as a tunnel dug into the counterscarp. When the German authorities decided to get rid of the walls, they kept the gate, which they redrafted into a triumphal arch. « less
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