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The stronghold and its underground passages
The stronghold and its underground passages
The stronghold and its underground passages
The stronghold and its underground passages

The stronghold and its underground passages

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1555, Mariembourg, a city of Charles V, fell into French hands, opening up a way through the defences of the Empire. But what did the Emperor care! In three months, Philippeville, named after his son, was built and surrounded by ramparts.

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2 Rue des Religieuses
5600 Philippeville
Lat : 50.1964Lng : 4.54421
0 m
6 years

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Underground galleries link the external watch gates to the main wall. A 500-metre walk beneath the ground gives visitors an idea of the defensive system and tells its story. This visit is preceded by a film relating the history of the region, the city and the underground passages.

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Contact
Syndicat d'Initiative de Philippeville
Bâtiment "Les Halles"
Rue de la Balance, 2c
5600 Philippeville
Tel : 0032(0) 71 66 23 00
Web : www.tourismephilippeville.be

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