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communal prison

communal prison

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Building named prison in 1550. Façade, roof and dungeons are classified Historical Monuments.

Built in yellow brick with windows framed by stone. Above the entrance door is a sundial. Behind its heavy oak door, two isolation rooms are located upstairs decorated with authentic graffiti, mostly dating from the Second World War.

Other convicts were locked in dungeons with double doors of the basement. On the ground floor, a Flemish cuisine is restored.

Guided tour: Discover the old prison of Bourbourg!

An unusual building welcomes you to 29, Place du General de Gaulle: A former communal prison of the sixteenth century, Flemish bricks. This prison is one of the oldest and most curious in the region. Listed as a historical monument since 1972, this unusual site contains innumerable written testimonies of the prisoners who were locked there in the cells and dungeons still intact.
We invite you to take a trip back in time and in history, following an original stroll!

Duration of the visit: 1h
Guided group tour by reservation only
Price: 3.50 € / adult and 3.00 € / child
Children, aged 5 to 12, can discover Bourbourg prison in a fun way with treasure hunts lasting around 20 minutes. The booklets will be given to the public who will be visiting freely.
Warning: closure of the prison at the following dates: 8, 15, 19 and 22 July.

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50.94733332.1960601
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5 m
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Point of Interest updated on 31/05/2018
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