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Musée de la Tour d'Ostrevant


  • Inspected and accredited by the French museum department (Service des Musées de France)

The association-led museum in Bouchain sits in the Tour d'Ostrevant (listed as an historic monument), as though it were watching history unfold over the county capital. It tells all kinds of tales, from the military history of the original fortified town to the battles of May 1940, from the true inventor of the telephone to waterway transport, from religious artwork in the former church to the tools used here and now. The Tour itself is in fact the remains of a 12th-century keep that was turned into a military building in 1532. You can still see the bastion and curtain wall.