The Citadel of Lille – France

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The Citadel of Lille is a pentagonal citadel of the city wall of Lille, in France. It was built between 1667-1670. It hosts the Corps de réaction rapide France. Dubbed “Queen of the citadels” (Reine des citadelles) by Vauban, it is one of the most notable citadels designed by Vauban. It is remarkable for its size, the quality of the architecture, and the state of preservation today. Its various components have been classified as historic monuments in 1914, 1921 and 1934 respectively.


Link to Virtual Tour: The Citadel of Lille


Coordinates: 50.6405, 3.046498

Address: Avenue du 43E Ri Lille, France

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