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 > Gravelines

Latest addition : Monday 26 January 2009.

  • Overview of Gravelines

    Created in the 12th century from the sea’s retreat and taming of the Aa river, Graveline owes its importance to the role it was given against France. Captured definitively by the French in 1658, its defences were turned and reinforced against its former masters of the Spanish Netherlands. Although deslisted in 1902, the town did not have the means to raze its fortification at that time. Such are the circumstances that enable you to discover a fort today, providing an intact retrospective (...)

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