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City gates

The gates of the city are three in number: the gate of Arlon, the gate of Longlier and finally the New Gate or gate Saint Roch.
Few elements are exploitable on the map of Arenberg. (Fig. 41) . Existing gates in the area (Trier Gate of Bastogne) can be used as a reference (Fig. 42) . Geographical proximity and identical historical periods in all likelihood imply a similarity of architecture and materials. This gate should have a bretèche or small machicolation, a large massive door with or without drawbridge to pass a ditch. In the absence of more precise data, the Longlier gate is modeled identically (Fig. 43) .

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Fig.41 - The gates of the city

Source : Arenberg Map 1609
Fig.42 - Bastogne - Trier Gate

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Fig.43 - The gates of Arlon

Source : Blender 3D model of the author

A projection of the Arlon gate is given in the figure below. it corresponds to the crossroads with the beginning of the "Rue des Oies" because the road of Arlon as we know it was built later (1772). (Fig. 44).
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Fig.44 - The Arlon gate

The Gate of Tournay (Fig. 45) , or Porte Neuve, will hold all our attention to take advantage of the research work of Mr. Henri Gratia and documented in Ref. [5] (Fig. 46) .
This door was at the corner of the street ditches and Grand'Rue. All the credit to Mr Gratia for the 3D modeling that follows. (Fig. 47) .

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Fig.45 - Porte Neuve

Source : Arenberg map 1609
Fig.46 - Porte Neuve - H. Gratia

Source : "Neufchâteau à livre ouvert",1999. Weyrich Editions
Fig.47 - Porte Neuve - 3D modeling

Source : Blender 3D of the author

The following virtual projection with the Grand'Rue illustrates the large dimensions of this "Porte Neuve" compared to the very small area of the village between the 3 doors (barely 100m from the chapel on the doorstep of the village). (Fig. 48).
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Fig.48 - The "Porte Neuve"