History Nord Pas de Calais

As a strategic crossroads between several countries the Nord Pas de Calais has an important defensive heritage which he keeps very beautiful remains.

From ancient times to Boulogne with archaeological evidence of Hadrian’s camp later with the system of fortifications built by Vauban at the request of Louis XIV in Gravelines, Bergues, Dunkirk or Calais.

In more recently, defensive vestiges from 1800 to 1945 and primarily those of The Atlantic Wall was built by the Germans during the 2nd World War.

The main sites reflecting the history of the Nord Pas de Calais:

  • Powder and Sea of Boulogne bunkers
  • Fort rabbit and bunkers Blériot
  • museums and bunkers from the port of Calais
  • the Atlantic Wall
  • the leaning tower and oye-beach bunkers
  • Battery Todt in Wissant
  • the dome of Helfaut
  • Fort small Synthe
  • Fort dunes of Leffrinckoucke
  • Fort Alprech to portel
  • the blockhouse éperlecques base mimoyeque
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