Collection of the departmental archives of Nord Lille 66 J 1605 / 9

Maubeuge (Nord), indoor cavalry school project, 1826

The construction of military indoor schools responded to changes in the use of cavalry and to a need for their training. The 19th century saw the highest concentration of military indoor schools in France. A particularly high density could be found in the northern and eastern border areas of France, although they were present throughout the country. In 1826, the construction of the new Maubeuge cavalry indoor school was planned as shown in the map and elevation opposite.