The visit

Now you can visit the fort as it was in the 17th century. In the fort, you can find a cultural centre runned by volunteers who aim at saving our heritage.

Once in the fort,  you first see : the parade ground and its loop-hole wall, the crenelated rampart of the lower battery and the severe architecture of the artillery tower (made in local stone) with its canon embrasures.

In the fort itself, you will notice the big ring-shaped casemate (with its permanent and temporary exhibitions), the stairs builded in the wall and its four groined vault, and the upper terrace from which one gets a magnificient view of the whole Boulogne coast as well as on the British coast (when weather permits).

In the lower rooms and outbuildings, you will get informations on the history of the littoral (from the geologicial times until nowadays) : non-stop audio-visual, information boards and numerous objects, aquariums and also a traditional local fish-boat called "flobard".

Volunteers from the society "The friends of Ambleteuse Fort" open the fort on Sundays from Easter until October from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (last entry at 6.30). Visits are also possible for groups on weekdays, but an appointement is needed.

Tickets : Adults 20 F, Children (from 6 to 12 years old) 10 F, free entrance for chidren under 6.

To contact the society : 6, Boulevard de la Liberté 59800-LILLE, Phone : 00 33 03 20 54 61 54
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