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 > Watten

Latest addition : Thursday 22 January 2009.

  • Overview of Watten

    Even if the inhabitants of Watten call the upper part of their town "The mountain", it is only 72 meters high, constituting the last link in the chain of the Monts de Flandre. Watten was been well-known since antiquity and owes its development to the monks who established an abbey here in the 11th century. As a point of passage between Flanders and Artois, Watten occupied a strategic position that was highly coveted. Fortified in the 17th century, the town was dismantled after the french (...)

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