Le Parc Richelieu - Calais, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 57.365 E 001° 51.116
31U E 419365 N 5645568
Quick Description: [EN] The Richelieu Park is an open garden in the center of the city, built on the old fortifications of the district of Calais Nord. [FR] Le parc Richelieu est un jardin ouvert au centre de la Ville, aménagé sur les anciennes fortifications du quartier de Calais Nord.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 1/21/2019 10:01:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMZY1C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member takeabrake
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Long Description:

"Of more modern construction, it is located near the train station and the Tourist Office and offers a pleasant place to rest, with a waterfall where live some fish, and a playground for children.

This garden bears the name of the cardinal who has worked hard for the reconstruction of the fortresses. He wants to make the city of Calais a vast port of war that would have extended from Fort Risban to the site of the current Fort Nieulay.

Built in the 19th century, this park was built in the old part of the ramparts of Vauban. Established from 1862 on the location of the fortifications of the old town, the Richelieu Garden was redesigned in 1956.

More recent, its formatting has been thought out and created by municipal gardeners. Soils have been redeveloped with the gravels. What makes the land difficult to dig for gardeners. "

Sources : The Parc

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"De construction plus moderne, il est situé à proximité de la gare et de l’Office de Tourisme. Il offre un cadre agréable pour se reposer, avec une cascade où vivent quelques poissons, et une aire de jeux réservée aux enfants.

Ce jardin porte le nom du cardinal qui a beaucoup œuvré pour la reconstruction des forteresses. Il veut faire de la ville de Calais un vaste port de guerre qui se serait étendu du Fort Risban à l’emplacement de l’actuel Fort Nieulay.

Aménagé à partir du XIXème siècle, ce parc a été construit dans l’ancienne partie des remparts de Vauban. Établi à partir de 1862 sur l’emplacement des fortifications de la vieille ville, le jardin Richelieu a été redessiné en 1956.

Plus récent, sa mise en forme a donc été réfléchie et créée par les jardiniers municipaux. Les sols ont d’ailleurs été réaménagés avec les gravas. Ce qui rend la terre difficile à creuser pour les jardiniers. "

Sources : Le Parc

Name: Parc Richelieu

Street Location: pPace du Maréchal Foch

Local Municipality: Calais

State/Province, etc.: Pas-de-Calais

Country: France

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: commemorate Cardinal of Richelieu

Date Established: 1862

Recreational Facilities:
Children's Playground, remarkable trees


Monuments/Statues: Statues of "De Gaulle and Churchill"

Traditional Geocaches:
"De Gaulle et Churchill s'admiraient..." "GC7Q1ZW"


Picnic Facilities: Not listed

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

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