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Prison de la Motte Castrale

Archaeology, cave, On terrace, Reconstruction, Fort, Ruins and remains, Tunnel shelter, History in Saint-Omer
  • The motte castrale, one of the town's founding sites, was built in the 10th century to protect the collegiate church of Saint-Omer. The town's first castle was founded by the Counts of Flanders, first with a wooden tower and then a stone keep, and was later the residence of the lord of Saint-Omer.
    Transformed into a military prison in the 18th century, the site is now only open for festivals, special events and certain guided tours of Saint-Omer's historic centre.
  • Spoken languages
    • French