The Tour du Guet is a 13th-century watchtower. It is 39 metres high and features a dovecote for carrier pigeons. The tower dates from 1214, when Philip I, Count of Boulogne built fortifications in the town. Damaged by a 1580 earthquake, it was used as alighthouse until 1848, when it became a watch tower. During World War I, it served as a military post.

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Founded: 1214
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Roxanne Coleman (2 years ago)
Nice to visit a bit of history. However as far we could tell no way into the building, we did go in January and on a Monday, but we could find no information
Ian Martin-Thomas (3 years ago)
Great for a sightseeing historic visit
Suiram Travel (3 years ago)
Nice
Dawid Otta (3 years ago)
It's a nice place to stay in on your way to UK, pretty quiet and good restaurants
Aleksander Śleszyński (5 years ago)
Nice place to visit.
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