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The pyramid of Fontenoy
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Voici une vue sur la pyramide de Fontenoy, à Cysoing, classée monument historique depuis 1840. Il s'agit d'une obélisque de 17 m de haut sur base triangulaire érigée en 1750 en l'honneur de Louis XV, il commémore le séjour du roi à Cysoing, à la veille de la bataille de Fontenoy (mai 1745). La photo a été prise en mars 2011, en début d'après-midi. Source : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cysoing

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