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The Citadel

Rue Carnot, 62170, Montreuil-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 06 10 83
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Couldnt find the museum or its opening hours.Not signposted

Considering its well nigh impossible to get an old printed street map of the town this was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lazenlondonuk
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London Uk
A wonderful walk

A walk around the Citadel is well recommend it’s well maintained and gives great views across the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MoretonBoy
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London, United Kingdom
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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 innovations, Between the 17th and the 19th centuries renovation works were carried out.The citadel of Montreuil-sur-Mer represents seven centuries of architectural history.
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“audio guide” (5 reviews)
“nice stroll” (2 reviews)
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Rue Carnot, 62170, Montreuil-sur-Mer, France
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+33 3 21 06 10 83
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We tried to visit here, but had to make do with a view from the outside. Unbeknownst to me, they're shut for all of January & February. We had a nice stroll up and around, but not in!

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

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

Thank Russell F
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Excellent historic site and exhibitions. Staff wonderful. First world war memorial fascinating. History of second world war sadly being airbrushed from history by the French state.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Quite a lot to see here and a ticket covers two other museums as well. Some dodgy steps to get to the top of some of the towers but would expect this in such an old building.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We spent a good two hours visiting the Citadelle and thoroughly enjoyed the very informative commentary and the music on the free audio-guide. The exhibition about the bats was interesting but only in French. The First World War rooms provided excellent displays in French and...More

Thank GGDH7
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2 September 2017|
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The tourist office is the organiser of the show. You can contact us. best regards the citadel of Montreuil
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Pat G
2 September 2017|
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Response from Vicky225 | Reviewed this property |
There is s small tourist office right next to the entrance to the fort. It is the easiest place to book.
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4 June 2017|
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Yes dog on a leash are accepted!
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