The Belfry of Rue has a belfry tower in the French town of Rue in the Somme department. The belfry is one of the belfries of Belgium and France on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.



Until the 13th century , and to the silting up of the bay of the Somme was the historic capital of le MARQUENTERRE an active seaport .

The belfry was first created in that period. The belfry was rebuilt at the end of the Hundred Years' War , and it owes its neogothic strengths to the 19th century. It has somewhat rustic views. The fortified site that formed Rue was dismantled by order of Colbert.

The belfry tower would suffer the same fate, but it owes its salvation to its municipal statute. The aldermen came along the way until the 19th century. The belfry houses a prison in the big tower where the inscriptions of the prisoners are still visible.

The ground floor opens onto the old hall of the Peace, which since 1902 has been decorated with large wall paintings that illustrate rural life in Rue early twentieth century , all work of a local artist.
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