Citadelle de Calais, Calais

Citadelle de Calais, Calais (must see)

Located in the northwest corner of the city, the Citadelle was a former Medieval castle and on its ruins was constructed a vast citadel better oriented to the new techniques of war. Built between 1560 and 1571, the castle forms a square enclosure with six towers. On the occasion of their visit, Louis XIII and cardinal Richelieu considered making Calais an immense walled city that could become a vast military harbour. But this project amounted to nothing and only an arsenal and two new bastions were built.

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Citadelle de Calais on Map

Sight Name: Citadelle de Calais
Sight Location: Calais, France (See walking tours in Calais)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Calais, France

Create Your Own Walk in Calais

Create Your Own Walk in Calais

Creating your own self-guided walk in Calais is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Calais Introduction Walking Tour

Calais Introduction Walking Tour

Calais has no shortage of quality museums, beautiful buildings and cultural monuments fit to impress visitors willing to acquaint themselves with the city's rich history and architecture. Other than these, the old city has quite a bit to offer its guests in terms of good time, particularly in summer. Take this orientation walk to find your way to some of the most notable landmarks of Calais.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles