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 Saint Omer France

The centre of the market town of Saint Omer

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Saint Omer




Saint Omer is a busy town about 30 miles from the port of Calais.

St Omer is ideal for a short break there is so much to see in the area around the town.There are several WWll sites within easy driving distance the Battery Todt on the coast is very good. Also the rocket base at La coupole and the Blockhouse at Eperlecques worth a visit.

You can also visit the towns and villages of the Hem Valley start at the market town of Ardres. Or head to the coast and see the seaside villages of Wissant and Ambletuese

If you're looking for a memorable and unique experience, a visit to the charming town of Saint Omer in northern France is a must. Situated in the Pas-de-Calais region, Saint Omer is a beautiful old town with a rich history dating back to the Roman times.

Start your visit by exploring the cobblestone streets of the historic town center, stopping to admire the 12th century Saint Omer Cathedral, the Gothic town hall, and the many old churches and museums. Don't miss the impressive 17th century Belfry of Saint Omer, which is one of the oldest bell towers in France.

After exploring the town center, you can take a walk along the banks of the Aa River and admire the historic old mills which are now part of a nature reserve. If you want to learn more about the history of the area, head to the Artois-Flanders Museum. Here you can explore the archeology, art, and history of the region in the museum's permanent collection and rotating temporary exhibitions.

If you're looking to experience the natural beauty of the area, take a drive to the nearby town of Calais, where you can take a boat ride along the coast of France. The views of the white cliffs and the Channel Islands are simply breathtaking.

For a unique culinary experience, don't miss the chance to sample some of the traditional local dishes such as carbonnade flamande (Flemish beef stew), waterzooi (chicken and fish stew), and potjevleesch (cold meat terrine).

At the end of your visit to Saint Omer, don't forget to pick up some souvenirs to take home. The town is known for its local craft, including lace and porcelain. You can find a great selection of these items in the local shops and markets.

A visit to Saint Omer is sure to be an unforgettable experience. With its rich history, stunning natural beauty, and delicious local cuisine, it is an ideal destination for tourists who want to explore the cultural heritage of northern France.

One of the squares in St Omer


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A quite side road in St Omer

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A shop selling fresh produce we bought several kilo of walnuts

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Hotel in the town centre St Omer

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Google street map of the town

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