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The Vauban Citadel of Lille

Practical Information

Fortifications de Vauban, Patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Vaban Citadel in Lille
avenue, du 43ème-Régiment-d'Infanterie
59800, Lille

FRANCE


Website :
http://citadellelille.fr

Mood : To learn

Additional Information
The Tourist Office organises guided tours on Sundays from May to August, and some additional dates
Reservation required by midday on the Thursday preceding the visit
Reservations and information on 0891 56 2004 (France only) or Email

Description

The star of Lille.

On the death of Philip IV of Spain in 1665, Louis XIV on behalf of his wife, the Infanta Maria Theresa, claimed Flanders' territories as his inheritance. Thus Lille, Wallonia and Flanders would be linked to the kingdom of France.

On January 3, 1673 Vauban wrote to Louvois, the War Minister: "Seriously, my lord, the King should consider making his pré carré (two lines of fortified towns)." Building on the existing system, it would create an "iron belt" to stabilise the new frontier and protect Paris. The project of the star-shaped citadel started to take shape. Vauban built, what he referred to as the "queen of citadels", between 1667 and 1670.

The Citadel's park is now a fine natural space in the heart of the city, maintained on principles that respect the integrity of the site and its flora and fauna, allowing tourists, joggers, fishermen and families to take advantage of this lovely spot. Visit the Citadel unaccompanied or with a guide, and enjoy all the activities available in the park.

Practical Information

Fortifications de Vauban, Patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Vaban Citadel in Lille
avenue, du 43ème-Régiment-d'Infanterie
59800, Lille

FRANCE



Website :
http://citadellelille.fr

Mood : To learn