Calais Citadel

Calais, France

The Citadel of Calais was built between 1560 and 1571 on the site of a former medieval castle which was built in 1229 by Philippe de Hureprel. Its purpose of its construction was to fend off would-be invaders, but it wasn't long until the city was successfully invaded by Archduke Albert of Austria on 24 April 1596. Both Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu at one time considered expanding the citadel and Calais into a great walled city for military harbour purposes but the proposals came to nothing.

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Founded: 1560-1571
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Rasoul Hsn (19 months ago)
Warming system is not good. No hair dryer, no refrigerator, no wastebasket. But it has the comfort beds and good location
Godzy Ionut (2 years ago)
Great bed, good shower, a minus on the heating... But overall, it's worth it !
Kat Willcocks (2 years ago)
Paper thin walls and teeny tiny bathroom but comfortable bed and cheap. Fine for a brief stopover before getting the channel tunnel (9 minutes from the hotel)
Esther Fluri (2 years ago)
We had two adjoining rooms, 'family room' as 2 couples travelling together. Situated on top floor, stairs no lift. Very basic accomodation, but cheap and good location. Entry is via keypad, details provided via email. Unfortunately I had no internet access and therefore didn't get info in time. Had to ring as no one in attendance at building. Would recommend to ensure to have these prior to arriving.
Brian Rodgers (2 years ago)
Very clean and tidy staff are very polite. Will be going back next time in the area
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