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The citadel was built on the fondations of an old royal castle built in the beginning of the 13th century facing the estuary of the river Canche. In 1567, the king of France Charles X decided to build a citadel according to the latest defensive...more
Great place to visit. Very informative and lots to see. There is also bit for the kids to do as well. It’s mainly outside so wear appropriate clothing, I only had flip flops and was expecting nice weather- not heavy rain!
Immense construction, reasonably well preserved. From the highest point you have a magnificent view on the surrounding area Entry is paying, but you can get a free audio guide in different languages which is very helpful.
Considering its well nigh impossible to get an old printed street map of
the town this was guesswork.
Never did find the citadel WW1 entrance that Id wanted to see.
Besides it was a long walk and lunchhour.
Confusing since there are several not very...More
A walk around the Citadel is well recommend it’s well maintained and gives great views across the countryside. You can walk 360 degrees around the town, however there are some steep drops so make sure children and dogs are always under control
Fantastic fortified village about a 20 minute drive from boulogne. Came here again with family and friends. If you are in boulougne sur mer then get this on your list to visit. 5€ entrance into the Citadel and grounds. This is an example of fantastic...More
I love fortified towns. This one has a lot of interesting history, which we wouldn't have picked up had we not taken the audio guide. The audio guide itself does go on a bit in places and there are long periods of just music which...More
Montreuil-sur-Mer used to host the General Headquarters of the British Empire army from 1916 to 1919. An exhibition provides a full overview of this engagement in this historical site. A lot to learn.
The ramparts give fascinating views of the surrounding area.
2 hours are...More
The walls of the citadel provide extensive views of the surrounding landscape and big skies, especially glorious at sunset.
Here you can see bats and swallows flying low over the walls, especially near the citadel. There is also a walk through one of the lookout...More