Boulogne-sur-Mer

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Boulogne-sur-Mer (Bonen; Gesoriacum or Bononia), often called just Boulogne, is a coastal city in Northern France.wikipedia
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County of Boulogne

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After a period of Germanic presence following the collapse of the Empire, Boulogne was at the centre of the County of Boulogne of the Kingdom of France during the Middle Ages, and was occupied by the Kingdom of England numerous times due to conflict between the two nations.
The County of Boulogne was a county within the Kingdom of France during the 9th to 15th centuries, centred on the city of Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Lille

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Boulogne lies on the Côte d'Opale, a touristic stretch of French coast on the English Channel between Calais and Normandy, and the most visited location in the region after Lille conurbation. As the crow flies, Boulogne is approximately at 30 km from Calais, 50 km from Folkestone, 100 km from Lille and Amiens, 150 km from Rouen and London and 215 km from Paris.
At the time, it was controlled by the County of Flanders, as were the regional cities (the Roman cities Boulogne, Arras, Cambrai as well as the Carolingian cities Valenciennes, Saint-Omer, Ghent and Bruges).

Nausicaä Centre National de la Mer

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The city's 12th-century belfry is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, while another popular attraction is the marine conservation centre Nausicaa.
Nausicaā Centre National de la Mer is a public aquarium located in Boulogne-sur-Mer in France.

Boulogne-Billancourt

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The French epithet -Mer ("on-the-sea") distinguishes the city from Boulogne-Billancourt on the edge of Paris.
In the beginning of the 14th century, King Philip IV of France ordered the building in Menuls-lès-Saint-Cloud of a church dedicated to the virgin of the sanctuary of Boulogne-sur-Mer, then a famous pilgrimage center in northern France.

Amiens

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As the crow flies, Boulogne is approximately at 30 km from Calais, 50 km from Folkestone, 100 km from Lille and Amiens, 150 km from Rouen and London and 215 km from Paris.
In 1848, the first railway arrived in Amiens, linking the city to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Boulonnais (land area)

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Boulogne is a relatively important city of the North, exercising an influence on the "Boulonnais" territory (74 towns and villages which surround Boulogne).
The Boulonnais is a coastal area of northern France, around Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Côte d'Opale

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Boulogne lies on the Côte d'Opale, a touristic stretch of French coast on the English Channel between Calais and Normandy, and the most visited location in the region after Lille conurbation.

Calais

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As the crow flies, Boulogne is approximately at 30 km from Calais, 50 km from Folkestone, 100 km from Lille and Amiens, 150 km from Rouen and London and 215 km from Paris. Boulogne is its department's second-largest city after Calais, and the 163rd-largest in France.
However, during the next century the port of Calais began to stagnate gradually, as the nearby ports of Boulogne and Dunkirk began to rise and compete.

Liane (river)

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Boulogne-sur-Mer is in Northern France, at the edge of the Channel and in the mouth of the river "Liane".
It rises in Quesques and flows into the English Channel at Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Gare de Boulogne-Ville

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The city has railway stations, which the most important is Boulogne-Ville station, located in the south of the city.
Gare de Boulogne-Ville is one of the railway stations serving the town Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais department, northern France.

Wissant

Wissant Bay
The coast consists of important tourist natural sites, like the capes Gris Nez and Blanc Nez (which are the closest points of France to England), and attractive seaside resorts like Wimereux, Wissant, Hardelot and Le Touquet.
Wissant is a fishing port and farming village located approximately 18 km north of Boulogne, 16 km west-southwest of Calais, 36 km southeast of Dover, 53 km west-southwest of Dunkirk, 66 km from the Belgian coast, 191 km north of Le Havre, 523 km northeast of Brest, and 231 km north of Paris, at the junction of the D238 and the D940 roads, on the English Channel coast.

Gare de Boulogne-Tintelleries

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Boulogne-Tintelleries station is used by regional trains.
Gare de Boulogne-Tintelleries serves the historic centre of Boulogne opened on May 1, 1893, and is located on the Boulogne–Calais railway and served by the SNCF local TER Hauts-de-France.

Neufchâtel-Hardelot

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The coast consists of important tourist natural sites, like the capes Gris Nez and Blanc Nez (which are the closest points of France to England), and attractive seaside resorts like Wimereux, Wissant, Hardelot and Le Touquet.
Neufchâtel-Hardelot is a farming and tourist town of forests, golf courses and beaches, situated some 8 mi south of Boulogne, at the junction of the D940, D308 and D215 roads.

A16 autoroute

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Boulogne is close to the A16 motorway (Paris-Amiens-Calais-Dunkerque).
The motorway, which has a total length of 319 km, starts at L'Isle-Adam in Île-de-France and ends at the Belgian frontier near Bray-Dunes, serving en route Beauvais, Amiens and Abbeville in Picardy, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais and Dunkirk in Nord-Pas-de-Calais.

Roman Britain

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Boulogne is an ancient town, and was the major Roman port for trade and communication with its Province of Britain.
In 293, the junior emperor Constantius Chlorus launched a second offensive, besieging the rebel port of Gesoriacum (Boulogne-sur-Mer) by land and sea.

Franck Ribéry

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Boulogne native and FIFA World Cup finalist Franck Ribéry began his career at the club.
Ribéry was born on 7 April 1983 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais and raised in a low-income neighbourhood on the fringes of the city.

Count of Boulogne

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In the Middle Ages Boulogne was the capital of an eponymous county, founded in the mid-9th century.
The city of Boulogne-sur-Mer became the centre of the county of Boulogne during the ninth century.

Napoleon

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In 1805 it was a staging area for Napoleon's troops for several months during his planned invasion of the United Kingdom.
Before the formation of the Third Coalition, Napoleon had assembled an invasion force, the Armée d'Angleterre, around six camps at Boulogne in Northern France.

Dover

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Boulogne has no cross channel ferry services since the closure of the route to Dover by LD Lines in 2010.

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Boulogne

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In turn, the Boulogne in Boulogne-Billancourt originates from a church there dedicated to Notre-Dame de Boulogne, "Our Lady of Boulogne[-sur-Mer]".
The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Boulogne, otherwise the Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (Notre-Dame de Boulogne; Basilique Notre-Dame-de-l'Immaculée-Conception), is a minor basilica located in Boulogne-sur-Mer in the Pas-de-Calais département of northern France.

Gare de Boulogne-Maritime

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The former Boulogne-Maritime and Boulogne-Aéroglisseurs stations served as a boat connection (to England) for the railway.
The Gare de Boulogne-Maritime was a former railway station and port in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.

English Channel

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Boulogne lies on the Côte d'Opale, a touristic stretch of French coast on the English Channel between Calais and Normandy, and the most visited location in the region after Lille conurbation.
In June 1843, because of difficulties with Dover harbour, the South Eastern Railway company developed the Boulogne-sur-Mer-Folkestone route as an alternative to Calais-Dover.

Pas-de-Calais

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It is a sub-prefecture of the department of Pas-de-Calais.
During the fourth and fifth centuries, the Roman practice of co-opting Germanic tribes to provide military and defence services along the route from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Cologne created a Germanic-Romance linguistic border in the region that persisted until the eighth century.

Carausian Revolt

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It was the chief base of the Roman navy's Britannic fleet until the rebellion of its admiral Carausius in 286.
Carausius, a Menapian of humble birth, rose through the ranks of the Roman military and was appointed to a naval command at Bononia (Boulogne), tasked with clearing the English Channel of Frankish and Saxon raiders.

Grande Armée

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During the Napoleonic Wars, Napoleon amassed La Grande Armée in Boulogne to invade the United Kingdom in 1805.
The Grande Armée was originally formed as L'Armée des côtes de l'Océan (Army of the Ocean Coasts) intended for the invasion of England, at the port of Boulogne in 1803.