The Pays d’Opale has a well preserved cultural heriatge.

Discover some of the most beautiful cultural vestiges and buildings such as the fortified castle of Ardres or the Tour de l’Horloge in Guînes.

In Ardres

The members of the Cultural and Historical Association of Ardres (ACHA) have for many years been keen to promote the exceptional sites of the town. The Royal Bastion and the “Poires”, emblematic classified sites of a strong historical heritage, are just some of the fascinating discoveries that you will be able to make during the guided tours proposed by these passionate historians.
Every year, every Wednesday in July and August, they invite you to discover the surprising heritage of the old city.
Then, in September, the undergrounds of the city as well as the Notre-Dame of Grace church will be open during the Local Heritage Days.


City map of Ardres

The Royal Bastion
Underground granaries 

In Guînes

The Historical Society of Guines, owner of the museum Emile Vilet, offers historical guided tours of the city during Local Heritage Days, and on special requests the rest of the year.

Société Historique de Guînes (contacts):

City map of Guînes
Historic tour of Guînes

The Tour de l’Horloge