Le Jardin Public, Saint-Omer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Since its foundation, the city of Saint-Omer is dominated by a hillock on which was built, during the high middle ages, a powerful castle. Protected by powerful ramparts as early as the 13th century, Vauban’s intervention in 1678 was responsible for the current aspect of the fortification. Dismantled during the 19th century, the ramparts were then transformed into gardens. Today, this park has about twenty hectares built in the old ditches and on the ramparts. It is divided into two parts, the first consists of a rectilinear French garden while the second most fantastic is English. Gardens, one enjoys a beautiful view of the roofs and towers of the cathedral and the city in general.
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