Château-Museé

2 rue Bernet
Boulogne

Tel: 00 33 (0)321 10 02 20

Open: Daily except Tuesday 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Closed: 25 December to 1st January

Located on the ramparts that tops the upper town, there is so much to see in this medieval castle and in its museum you may well run out of time!

The castle was originally built by the Count of Boulogne and his wife Mahaut and was the first castle to be built without a keep in the history of military architecture. Part of the moat has been refilled with water and the drawbridge has been restored.

You can walk through the vaults and underground passages of this listed building including the chapel and the baronial hall. Do not miss the magnificent gothic Salle Barbière (armoury) adjoining the old prison.

In the museum you can enjoy antique Grecian vases, Gallo-roman antiquities, Egyptian sarcophagi (donated by Auguste Marriette, a local Egyptologist), Renaissance coins, Eskimo and Aleutian masks and many exhibits brought back from Oceania 100 years ago by the sailors of Boulogne.