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La Crypte de Notre Dame

Rue de Lille, 62000 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 99 75 98
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Been in Boulogne-sur-Mer before but didn’t discover this gem then. Amazing how the frescos... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Herent, Belgium
Museum in crypt

This crypt is said to be the largest in northern France. The various spaces are filled with museum... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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“roman times” (2 reviews)
“on display” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rue de Lille, 62000 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 99 75 98
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been in Boulogne-sur-Mer before but didn’t discover this gem then. Amazing how the frescos, ceiling/wall paintings were restored in their greatness.

Thank lieve_ponet
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This crypt is said to be the largest in northern France. The various spaces are filled with museum pieces, mostly religious in nature. One of the spaces is dedicated to a Peruvian freedom fighter. The ceilings are painted very nicely. Some of these paintings are...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

We have visited the church many times, but this was our first visit to the crypt. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours and to get lost! Excellent history.

Thank lhscontrol
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

When entering I expected a small place to visit in 5 minutes. Not at all. The crypt extends all the way under the basilica. Respect for the archeologists and how everything is presented from Roman times till recently!

Thank Koen V
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A little spooky, yet a little intrigued. This, we found while we were exploring Boulogne. Interesting.

Thank GNiLi3P
Reviewed 23 April 2017

although old with history, most of what is on show is little more than 100 years old, I think this is quite a new attraction and would expect to get better with time

2  Thank Darren A
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Who knew that Boulogne was the the departure point for Claudius to invade Britain ? Learn this and so much more with a visit to the crypt. Well laid out and informative. Well worth a couple of hours. Only 5 euro with concessions available.

1  Thank travellerL5167ZZ
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is the first time we have visited this new attraction in Boulogne. The entrance fee is 5 euros reduced to 3 for 'Senior Citizens'. In the winter it is open from 10 till 12.30 and 14.30 to 18.00. Although the staff say you should...More

2  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The crypt is extraordinary. Used as a burial ground for several centuries it has been excavated and is now an amazing example of the skills possessed by our forbears. It is well worth a visit, the artefacts on display are breathtaking.

Thank Fordanglia69
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We took our time wandering underground, and became familiar with local legends including the Madonna on the Ship. The lighting and effects were nicely done, and there was good information at hand in both French and English. For those interested in sculpture, art and history,...More

Thank Russ L
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