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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A spokesman for Boulogne-sur-Mer town hall said it was now thought the claim was "a joke".
Given his spirituality, Boulogne-sur-Mer may have been an ideal choice for a home: in addition to its fine churches, the city also contained numerous religious schools and charitable organizations.
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.
The 1,000th store would be opened in Boulogne-sur-Mer near Lille, north-west France, on 25 August 2004.
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.
The French subsidiary of SIF, the third largest fish processor in France, which is based in Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais), already has 970 employees spread out over six establishments.
Philippe Muller, deputy prosecutor at Boulogne-sur-Mer, said one man could be charged with rape and the other with assisting him.
The court in Boulogne-sur-Mer also banned Tuckfield, of Mottingham, south London, from entering France for three years.
The 22-year-old, who won stage one on Sunday to become the youngest Tour stage winner since Lance Armstrong in 1993, triumphed on the 197km third leg from Orchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer as the 2012 race took to the roads of France for the first time.
His birthplace has never been properly identified, but is believed to have been one of the following: Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, Cumbria, West Glamorgan, Banwell in Somerset, Norton in Northamptonshire or Boulogne-sur-Mer.
The court in Boulogne-sur-Mer also banned East Sussex woman Tuckfield from entering France for three years.