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  • St James Church behind the (naked) Casemates. - Ieper
      St James Church behind the (naked) Casemates.
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As we were walking along the Ramparts Route, we were kind of lucky, as at the moment of the VT-meeting there were renovation works.

Below the Ramparts there are the Casemates (Kazematten), these Casemates are vaulted rooms in the Ramparts.

And as for some time the was water entering this casemates via the roof structure, it was really necessary to do some restoring works, in order to rescue these Casemates.

So they removed all the soil from the Ramparts, in order to put a protective layer on the Casemates roof in order to prevent water to come in.

And like this we were very lucky that we could see the Casemates from above, and see how they were constructed.

These Casemates can only be visited with a city guide and on special occasions (like Open Monuments day) these casemates were used as sleeping places for the soldiers, as stables, and even as a field hospital.

Address: Around the city.
Directions: along the Ramparts route

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 12, 2007
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