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 Bethune

The town centre of Bethune

Bethune



Bethune is an old town about halfway between St Omer and Arras. We were on our way back from a visit to the WWl battlefield at Vimy Ridge Just outside of the city of Arras. When we saw the sign to Bethune on the A26 motorway we had not been there before so decided to visit the town.

As you get closer to the town you notice several large coal tips but do not be put off.This is a nice market town with attractive red-brick buildings. The town was almost destroyed in WWl by fighting and shelling.The 14th century belfry tower was all that was left.

Bethune town centre

Bethune main street picture


Bethune has a good selection of quality shops and cafes to walk round. There is car parking in the street as well as a main car park. A local market is held every Monday morning in the town centre with a wide range of items to buy. Hotels in the town

Bethune

Bethune centre picture

Bethune sign picture

There is a good Christmas market with an ice rink and lots of stalls

Bethune Christmas Market


Bethune market picture

Bethune market stalls picture

We stayed in a gite if you would like to do the same try here

This cottage is a few miles from Ambleteuse in the village of Les Coquelicots

Les Coquelicotgite to rent picture

On the edge of the village with fine country views and walks from the door.

46 kms from Calais, 12 kms from the very popular resort of Hardelot Plage and 17 kms from Wimereux.

Tennis 2 kms, horse-riding 4 kms, shops 5 kms, swimming pool and sailing 12 kms.

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Google street map town centre you can see the Christmas market set up in the main square

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