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The Citadel

Rue Carnot, 62170, Montreuil-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 06 10 83
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Fortified town

Fantastic fortified village about a 20 minute drive from boulogne. Came here again with family and... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
via mobile
Amazing piece of history

I love fortified towns. This one has a lot of interesting history, which we wouldn't have picked up... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Russell F
Sittingbourne, 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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Rue Carnot, 62170, Montreuil-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 06 10 83
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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 23 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
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

Thank stism
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

Thank Vicky225
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.

Thank Chris R
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.

Thank MargaretCambs
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
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We paid €5 each to visit La Citadelle and this represents excellent value for money. We spent around 2 hours looking around what remains of the original fortifications but it would certainly be worthy of a longer visit, occupying a whole morning or afternoon (for...More

2  Thank AndrewPB63
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The citadelle is well worth a visit if only for the views. Some of the steps could be a little treacherous in the wet but worth the climb. The WW1 exhibition in the casemates is also excellent.

1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Some of the stairs are a bit rickety, and there are some impressive drops from unfenced parapets, so perhaps not for overactive toddlers, but this is a fascinating glimpse into several stages of military architecture with outstanding views from the towers. Really pleasant, helpful and...More

1  Thank GillianOWarwickshire
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Pat G
2 September 2017|
Response from citadellemusee | Property representative |
The tourist office is the organiser of the show. You can contact us. best regards the citadel of Montreuil
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Rachel H
4 June 2017|
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Yes dog on a leash are accepted!
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