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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Jamie Jia (17 months ago)
3 Stars overall, reception guy friendly and speakers fluent English,the external door been locked and lights turned off on ground floor when I arrived, make me confused that the hotel has closed, you have to ring a doorbell to call someone to open the door for you, the room is in expected with this price, bathroom can be improved due to their size, cause problems to sitting on toilet, I have to sit in a weird position due to hashbasin, the wifi is extremely terrible, I have to reconnect it once and once to get internet, so I just use my own mobile data, with poor signal inroom, the position of hotel is perfect, you won't find this price elsewhere around this area, so good if you're expected a one night stay here, highly recommend for passengers taking p&o ferrys Calais to Dover as a foot passenger, this is a good place for you to spend your night, and free shuttle bus to ferry terminal from 0802 to 1907 7days a week stops 2 step away from hotel door, remember the check-in of ferry stops 90min before departure.
cristinel daniliuc (3 years ago)
Aaron Cole (4 years ago)
Absolutely fantastic hotel from the start of my stay the man was very helpful all the way through. Great service 110% recommended!
Stephen Gene Morris (4 years ago)
Citadel, the ultimate no frills hotel. Brilliant location, low, low price, bedding and room clean. Cheap and cheerful.
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