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Market square in Hesdin

The main square in Hesdin

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Hesdin an old town in Northern France

The historical little town of Hesdin is in the Seven Valleys region of Pas-de-Calais.

Hesdin Town Hall's belfry and ornate balcony look over the main square. You can park in the square every day but Thursday. Which is a very busy market day the stalls set up in the square and the nearby streets.Places to eat in the town a few of the local restaurants.

Hesdin town hall

hesdin town hall picture

Notre Dame church

hesdin notre dame church picture

Just off the square on a cobbled street is the 16th century Church of Notre-Dame, by the River Canche. You can see the church in the photo above

The town of Hesdin

The street leading to the church

The river Canche

hesdin river Canche picture

Hesdin makes a good centre for touring the area we have just spent a week there.

Among the places we visited were Azincourt the battlefield and village about 10 miles.

Crecy small town and another famous battle similar distance.

The towns of the Somme with WW1 interest 50 miles.

Cities like Lille 60 miles and seaside towns 30 miles Berck and Le Touquet. Paris is about 150 miles

Update

It as been a few years since we stayed in the area.We have driven through Hesdin a couple of times but had not time to stop. This year we managed to find a nice house to rent in the village of Wamin .Which is at the opposite end of town to our last visit.Wamin is on the edge of the forest of Hesdin about 3 mile outside of the town.

Photos taken on a walk round the town centre of Hesdin

The town of Hesdin


The town of Hesdin


The town of Hesdin


The town of Hesdin


Our favourite cake and bread shop in Hesdin

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The town of Hesdin

Hesdin town Hall

The town of Hesdin

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