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Old town of Boulogne

Beffroi is an old historical building that houses the council in the old part of Boulogne sur mer... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
rayrest
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Authentic looking

I made a tour along most of the belfries in northern France. This exemplar in Boulogne looked very... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
RHAHJ
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

The view of Boulogne was excellent. However, English of the staff was very poor. Besides, I did not feel very comfortable when the guide was just standing behind my back.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Beffroi is an old historical building that houses the council in the old part of Boulogne sur mer including France. Dating back to the 12th century you are able to climb to the top for panoramic views. Access from the old town hall.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

I made a tour along most of the belfries in northern France. This exemplar in Boulogne looked very old and authentic. I didn't feel compelled to climb it, since the grey weather would probably prevent looking far away. I suspect one should be able to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We definitely enjoyed our visit to the Beffroi. The guide's explanation was interesting and at the top there was a nice view. We were also pleasantly surprised that the guide tried to explain everything in English as that isn't always the case in France. The...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

Went on a free tour, the guide was very informative and we learnt not only about the building but the history of Boulogne You had to climb over a hundred narrow steps to get to the top from where you got excellent views over the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed February 20, 2016

Located in the old town, the Beffroi is a historical building that houses the council, not a bad office location!. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed February 10, 2016

Boulogne oldest monument - dated XII century. I visited it during the summer. Nice view from the top ! You access it via the town hall.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed August 25, 2015

Unfortunately we were unable to go outside due to the rain but the tower itself was interesting with good historical displays. Our guides English was not strong but made a great effort to make us feel welcome and explain as much as she could. We...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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967Blossom967
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
The Beffroi de Millau (0 Replies)
Couldn't find this as an attraction to review so adding it here. If you can manage to climb a couple of hundred steps up a winding staircase, and back down again, it's worth the few Euros to visit the Beffroi and enjoy the views over the rooftops. It was the tower of the palace of the Kings of Aragon. They have a guide available in English "Let us tell you the story of Millau" that is worth picking up to find out more about the town. While we were waiting for the Beffroi to open...More
June 18, 2015|
Barry M
Redcliffe, Australia
Hotel le Vieux Beffroi, Bethune (3 Replies)
Could you please tell me how far it is to walk from the railway station to this hotel.
August 22, 2011|
Response fromBarry M|
Thanks for your help. Have you stayed at this hotel?
MAB225
Vancouver, Canada
Vaison-la Romaine, France (0 Replies)
I understand there is quite a hill from the Roman Bridge up to some hotels in the upper town. Hotel le Beffroi, does anyone know how steep this hill is and how long it takes to get up the hill without a car, i.e. walking dragging a carry-on suitcase?
September 06, 2017|