Le Fort Nieulay, Calais

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  • Outside the town of Calais is le Fort Nieulay that dates from the time of Louis XIV. The well-known engineer Vauban is responsible for building with blocks of a demolished medieval castle. With its meters thick walls and three locks was thereby gave an important part in the defence of Calais. Temporarily, until in 1636, did the service as a residence for Spanish nobles. As citadel it played a large role in the warfare and during the German invasion in May 1940 there is a fierce battle. Later it is disrepair, but meanwhile, the citadel further restored.
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  • Vauban's been there to fortify the closest access to England this monument is impressive and can be to plan with easy of what he could be at his hour of glory
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  • Old stones, a history ', a fort to protect under Louis 14, which later became a prison. In the years 80 football clubs clashed in the good sportsmanship. Sometimes this cultural mecca receives medieval troops where artisans and other historic trades are presented. This place deserves there are performances and lights, unfortunately it is not put in value currently. Absence the 80s j had seen a show sound and light and a few years later the Texas Group was happened there really a pity to leave place under exploits '
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  • Unfortunately during winter closed and green space around full of dirt and is used for dog toilet.
  • Not very special, but still nice, even show up. Short walk around.
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  • Very beautiful monument
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