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The area of Bergues (formerly Sint-Winoksbergen) was christianed in the 7th century by Saint Winoc. In the 11th century the counts of Flanders built a monastery on the Groenberg that was dedicated to him. This abbye was very important in the Middle Ages and was surrounded with its own walls for protection. This abbye existed till the French Revolution when it was torn down completely except for two towers: this one, the Pointy tower (Tour Pointue) and another one called the Square tower(Tour Carrée). Where the abbey used to be, there is a big park now.

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