The Watchtower - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About The Watchtower
A beautiful and majestic 13th-century watchtower which was located at Place d'Armes behind the Hotel de Ville in Calais, Northern France. It was been used as a lighthouse till 1848, then it becomes a watchtower. it also served as a military post in the first world war. One of the good locations to visit in this place which gives an idea about the history of France and its architectural intelligence.
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Église catholique Notre-Dame de Calais
0.24km from The Watchtower
The Church of Our Lady of Calais dated xiv th and xvi th centuries. It has been classified as a historical monument since 1913. A rectangular-shaped church with two front towers for the entrance. During the revolution, the church was transformed into a temple dedicated to the cult of Reason and into a warehouse to then be returned to Catholic worship in 1802. Now it is one of the main pilgrimage centers in this area and also a nice tourist attraction.
0.4km from The Watchtower
A huge majestic lighthouse which was located in the residential streets near the Port of Calais and is a significant landmark as well as a navigational aid to ships and ferries using the Straits of Dover. It was around 523 metres high and it has octagonal shape outside and round inside. This beautiful lighthouse has been started in the year of 1848 and was electrified in 1883. It has faced several wars and after the second world war, it has been fully automated. It was now classified as a histo
City of Lace and Fashion
1.17km from The Watchtower
The City of Lace and Fashion is a beautiful museum which was located at Pas de Calais in northern France which was a museum for lace. It is one of the two museums in France which celebrates machine lace making. It is also an anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
10.66km from The Watchtower
The Cap Blanc-Nez is a cape located Escalles in the Pas-de-Calais, 10 km from the town of Calais, and about 25 km from Boulogne-sur-Mer. It is the northernmost cliff in France, which consists of steep cliffs, made of chalk and marl. As well as enjoying the sea air and appreciating the flora and fauna, you can also feast your eyes on the Straits of Dover, with Great Britain so close on the other side and it is also one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.
National Nature Reserve Platier Oye
15.08km from The Watchtower
The Platier d'Oye National Nature Reserve is a national nature reserve located by the sea in Pas-de-Calais. Classified in 1987, it extends over 391 ha and protects a set of coastal environments favorable to migratory avifauna. One of the outstanding location with rich biodiversity and Protected dune with lakes and tidal flats, which should give the necessary rest to many birds and other living beings.
21.09km from The Watchtower
Cap Gris-Nez is a cape on the Côte d'Opale in the Pas-de-Calais department of northern France. A view of the English coast from the viewing platform at Cap Gris-Nez It is between Wissant and Audresselles, in the commune of Audinghen. the cliffs are a perfect vantage point from which to see hundreds of ships, from oil tankers to small fishing boats, playing the waters below. On a clear day, the characteristic white cliffs of Dover on the English coast can be seen.
Discover More Attractions in Hauts-de-France, Home of The Watchtower
Hauts de France is the northernmost region of France. It is a popular tourist destination for visitors traveling to see the battlefields and memorials associated with the First and Second World Wars. The region also features many cultural and architectural treasures, majestic belfries that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, castles,Gothic cathedralsa and beautiful landscapes.