Association pour la Mise en Valeur des Espaces Fortifiés

Association pour la Mise en Valeur des Espaces Fortifiés

Association pour la Mise en Valeur des Espaces Fortifiés (Région Nord / Pas-de-Calais)

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Fortified towns > Boulogne-sur-Mer

Latest addition : Saturday 17 January 2009.

  • Overview of Boulogne-sur-Mer

    A beachhead towards England for Caesar, then Napoleon, Boulogne has one of the best preserved fortified structures in France. The Romans built a rectangular enclosure here in the 2nd century, on the base of which Philippe Auguste’s son built the ramparts in the 13th century. He also built a strong polygonal castle in one of the corners. This enclosure still separates the upper and lower parts of the town today and has become a pleasantly shady place for a stroll. The castle was (...)

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