Maroeuil Woods
Mar½uil, Mont-Saint-Éloi

Maroeuil Woods

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Located near the town of Arras, the Maroeuil Forest has not always looked the way it does today. During the First World War, the site was almost razed by the Allies for trench shoring during the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

The woods were then mined for Ostricourt sandstone. The traces of this mining operation (pits) are still visible on the north-eastern part of the woodlands. This explains the youth of the current trees, partly due to post-war replanting.

The site, partially accessible for persons with reduced mobility, is the perfect place to discover the life of the forest. You might even catch a glimpse of a squirrel or a roe deer passing by on your way …

Opening : open all year round

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Eden 62
2 rue Claude - BP 113

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  • Towns crossed : Mar½uil and Mont-Saint-Éloi


  • Discovery trail
  • Hiking trail
  • Dogs on a lead are allowed
  • Path accessible to people
  • with reduced mobility
  • No picking allowed
  • Bicycles not allowed

Information desks

Office de Tourisme d'Arras

Hôtel de Ville - Place des Héros, 62000.0 ARRAS

http://www.arraspaysdartois.comcontact@arraspaysdartois.com03 21 51 26 95

2 rue Claude, 62240 DESVRES 21 32 13 74

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