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Guines France

Foot bridge over the canal at Guines

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The old town of Guines France




Guines is an old town about 10 miles from Calais heading towards St Omer.

The town has a lot of history one of the most notable was at the field of the Cloth of Gold. The meeting between Henry Vlll th and Francois 1 er. You can enjoy this account of the history of Guines at the Chateau Guines open April to October. We paid 9 euros in October which was good value children were 6 euros.

Visitors can wander around the historic centre, with its narrow cobbled streets lined with ancient buildings, or explore the nearby forests, meadows and rivers. For those interested in art and culture, there is the Museum of Fine Arts and the Maison des Arts et des Loisirs to visit, or take a tour of the nearby Château de Guines.

For a taste of local cuisine, there are plenty of restaurants, bistros and cafés to choose from. Guines also has a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, horse riding and fishing. With its picturesque scenery and wealth of attractions, Guines is an ideal destination for an enjoyable holiday.

Guines main square


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The town has a market square where you can park and explore the shops and cafes. The first photo was taken in the town centre.

If you are feeling fit you can walk along the canal towpath all the way to Calais or St Omer the other way.We had a short walk along the canal and fed the ducks.

A street in Guines


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The Guines area has a good choice of hotels to stay

Sign in the square


Guines

Just outside the town you could visit Saint-Joseph Villages.

It is in the middle of the marshland which surrounds the town.

It will take you back to the 1900 it took us just over 2 hours to go round the site.

You can see a school an old blacksmith shop a tavern and lots of old farm machinery.

It is open daily you can see it in the photo.The village is a couple of miles from the town centre at 1er Banc "Le Marais" 62340

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