Monchy-le-Preux is a commune
Communes of France
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 in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France
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Monchy-le-Preux is situated 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Arras, at the junction of the D33 and the D339 roads. Junction 15 of the A1 autoroute is just a mile away.


Monchy was an important strategic position near to Arras
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 during the 1914-18 war and bloody fighting ensued around the village. It was from here that the Germans bombarded Arras and destroyed the belltower. Just outside Monchy, on the D939, a carved stone marks the boundary of the advancing German army during the First World War.


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1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
437 465 423 455 487 521 518
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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  • The church of St.Martin, rebuilt along with much of the village, after World War I
    World War I
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  • Monument commemorating the sacrifice of the soldiers of the Newfoundland Regiment on the 14th April 1917.
  • Two chapels.
  • Remains of an old chateau.

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