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Brugge developed around a fortress of IXe century, built to defend the coast against the Vikings. In spite of repeated French invasions, Brugge becomes between the XIV and XVIe century one of the most sophisticated cities Northern Europe. It owes its current fame with the beauty of its historical center, whose paved alleys and the sinuous channels are bordered of medieval houses. These constructions are for the majority the heritage of the golden age of the city, two hundred years of trade of cloth, flourishing starting from XIIIe century. During this glorious time, the clothiers of Brugge liberally financed residences, churches and official buildings of such a magnificence that they made of it the wonder of Northern Europe.

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