Porte Saint-Julien

La Ferté-Bernard, France

The city gate of Saint-Julien was built around 1480. The massive gate had part of city fortifications and was strenghtened after besiege of 1590. Later it was converted as city hall.

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Founded: c. 1480
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Nastia Lenfant (7 months ago)
Beautiful heritage vestiges of an ancient time...
Анатолій Вербицький (2 years ago)
A wonderful walking area
Sylvain Charpentier (2 years ago)
The unmissable site of La Ferté Bernard.
monique hermans (4 years ago)
Just a pleasant city, with something for everyone.
Marcin (5 years ago)
Very nice little old town centre, lots of small shops but unfortunately closed on Tuesdays.
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