An unusual building housed the XVIth Century town prison in Bourbourg, one of the oldest prisons in the region. Classified as a Historical Monument, the prison has kept its cells, and numerous prisoners’ first hand accounts.
Built with typical yellow bricks from maritime Flanders, and stone, and an original sundial above the main entrance. Behind the heavy wood doorare 2 isolation cells upstairs, covered with graffitis made by the prisoners, most of them dating from WWII.
You will find other cells with a double door in the basement, and a typical Flemish kitchen on the ground floor.
A unique way to discover the ancient prison life.
Info & reservation
Prison de Bourbourg
29 Place du Général de Gaulle
+33 (0)3 28 22 01 42
Open from April September, every month’s last weekend, except for holidays.