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Fort Nieulay

Fort (CALAIS)


Spoken languages : anglais


The fort you see today is the result of Vauban's complete rebuilding of an English fortress, to turn it into the kingpin of Calais' defenses. With thick walls and 3 sluice gates, it is built on stilts, and can accommodate up to 28 officers and 480 soldiers. It's one of the only examples of Vauban's forts with sluice-gates still standing in France. Restoration work on the fort started several years ago and is still going on.