Boulogne-sur-Mer


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Boulogne-sur-Mer

(bo͞olô`nyə-sür-mĕr`), city (1990 pop. 44,244), Pas-de-Calais dept., N France, in Picardy, on the English Channel. A commercial seaport and the leading fishing port of France, it has canning and shipbuilding industries. It is an important ferry port between France and England. The opening of the Channel TunnelChannel Tunnel,
popularly called the "Chunnel," a three-tunnel railroad connection running under the English Channel, connecting Folkestone, England, and Calais, France. The tunnels are 31 mi (50 km) long. There are two rail tunnels, each 25 ft (7.
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 at nearby Coquelles, France may have an impact on the city's ferry services and industries. From there the Romans sailed (A.D. 43) to conquer Britain, and there again Napoleon assembled an invasion fleet (which never sailed) in 1803–5. The port was a main base for British armies in World War I and a German submarine base in World War II. Most of the city was destroyed during the latter conflict. The Cathedral of Notre Dame (built 19th cent.; damaged 1941; since restored) is a great shrine of pilgrimage; it stands on a site where miracles were believed to have occurred in the 7th cent.
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But the Frenchman ran out of steam on the run-in to the final ascent to Boulogne-sur-Mer and a fast approaching peloton, with BMC Racing to the fore, caught and overtook him.
A joint project of the Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, Alaska, US, and the Chateau-Musee, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, this text celebrates a selection of carved masks created by the Alutiiq people on the southern coast of Alaska.
At age 27, he moved a short distance east from Renescure to Boulogne-sur-Mer where he lived with his brother Francois who was also a musician.
And to cater for demand the town of Boulogne-sur-Mer will be providing additional Sunday openings of its town centre shops in December.
She was set upon while visiting a makeshift camp nicknamed "the Jungle" near the port in Calais, the Boulogne-sur-Mer prosecutors' office said.
Fishermen, however, blocked the cross-Channel ferry ports of Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer for several hours on Tuesday.
The investigative magistrate of the Boulogne-sur-Mer court has the final say on whether charges against Humbert and Chaussoy will be dropped.
This coincided with the arrival of its 1,000th store in Boulogne-sur-Mer in France.
Situated at the mouth of the Liane River, on the waterway between the English Channel and the North Sea, Boulogne-sur-Mer ranks as France's largest fishing port as well as a leading European center for fish and seafood processing.
A native of Boulogne-sur-Mer in northern France, Glade currently teaches French in San Francisco.
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She was rushed by helicopter to a hospital in nearby Boulogne-sur-Mer, but was later pronounced dead.