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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Office de Tourisme des Rives de l’Aa

Phone : +33.(0)3 28 51 94 00
Website : www.tourisme-gravelines.fr
Email : gravelines.cote.opale@wanadoo.fr

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 of the 16th to 20th century structures !

Do not miss a visit ti the castle-arsenal, housing a museum of original drawings and prints.

During your strolls, admire the many signs of the untiring activity of the men-at-arms, as well as the attractive ship owners’ residences.

When you have walked enough, you can go for a boat ride around this town that is as beautiful as it is strong.


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