France regions: Nor-Pa de Calais

22 km east of Cambra lies a small town Le-kato (Le Cateau-Cambresis) – Motherland Henri Matissea (1869-1954.) and place the placement of one of the best collections of his works, bequeathed by the master.

And 60 km to the West is famous Arras (Arras) – one of the most pretty cities in Northern France, famous for Flemish arcades in the very center, a huge cathedral, Saint-Wast Abbey (XVIII in.), The museum of elegant arts (the city is considered one of the recognized centers for the production of tapestries) and a lot of rich mansions of the XVII-XVIII centuries.

8 km north of the center of Arras, you can find the Museum of the De La Targe – an interesting meeting dedicated to world wars (located nearby Ridge Vimi was the place of fierce fighting during the First World War). Yes, and in general, the whole area is overwhelmed by footprints and many memorial places, the same sacred both for the French and for the British, Dutch, South Africans and Germans.

The most informative of all museums dedicated to the period of the First World War is the historical Museum of the Great War (open from mid-January to mid-December, daily, from 10.00 to 18.00; Entrance – 7.5 euros), and near Wilher-Bretonne (Villers-Bretonneux, 6 km east of Amiena) rises a dramatic-beautiful monument to the soldiers of the Australian Corps.

Third in size and turnover of the port of France, Dunkirk (Dunkerque) still remains a large industrial center, giving a quarter of the countries. After the events of the Second World War I have fallen tremendous damage, the reconstruction was carried out in an explicit rush, so many of its historical monuments are simply lost. The main attractions of the city include the newly renovated high medieval brick bell tower – the main landmark of the city, the nearby Church of St. Air (XV in.), Town Hall (beginning of XX in.), Museum of Fine Arts (open daily, except Thursday, from 10.00 to 12.15 and from 13.45 to 18.00; Entrance – 4.5 euros), Museum of Contemporary Art (LAAC) with a park of sculpture and children-oriented Museum of Portouar, illustrating the history of Dunkirk.

East of the city is one of the best resorts of the northern coast of France – Little-Ben (Malo-Les-Bains), famous for its long beach (allied troops were evacuated from him during the operation "Dynamo" In 1940.), excellent pastry shops and a pleasant historical core of the city. 30 km south-east of Dunkirk lies the town Kassel (Cassel), famous for its Flemish charm, magnificent mansions around the Grand Place Square, from which narrow paved streets run out to the old fortress shafts, beautiful public gardens in the upper city and the famous Castel Mölen – the last of the once numerous wooden windmills of the Kassel.

The administrative center of the Department of Para de Calais – the city of Kala lies only 40 km in a straight line from English Dover. It is not surprising that it was Kale that was the last ownership of England in continental Europe, while remaining such up to 1558, and it is from here that most of the ferry lines to the shores of Misty Albion begins.

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Regions of France Nor-Pa de Calais

Between the feces and the mouth of the Somme River (Somme) stretches the picturesque coast of Cote d’Opale (Cote d’Opale, opal coast), whose business card is huge spaces of wild sandy coast and dunes, blown by all winds, as well as chalk rocks, similar to same on the side of La Mansha. Right in the southern outskirts of Kale is the famous Beach Bleryo, named after Pioneer of the French Aeronautics Louis Blearyo, who raised exactly from here his airplane on "Sturm La Mansha". 6 km south, among well-preserved sand dunes, is Tunnel Terminal under La Manshas, And a little further – the herbaceous heights of Cape Cap-blank-non-obeisky in honor of the so-called "Dudrock Patrol", Which during the Second World War held the canal free from the German submarines. And closer to Calais is a small resort town Wissan (Wissant), popular at windsurfers and relaxing lovers by the sea. And a little in the depths of the coast, you can find the Museum Complex Transmansh, telling about the history of the tunnel, with an expensive restaurant and the observation platform.

It is still south of one of the best resort towns of the Channel Coast – Boulog-sur-Mer (Boulogne-Sur-Mer), famous for its attractive medieval quarter (Ville Haute) within the old city walls, a large dome-shaped Basilica Notre Dame (XIX in., In the extensive cry of the temple you can see fragments of the Roman Temple of Diana), noticeably resembling the Cathedral of St. Paul in London, a good museum of the castle, the bell tower of the twelfth century in the Town Hall complex, as well as the famous National WWW Sea Center.Nausicaa.FR – one of the most visited in France. Located among the coastal dunes and pine forests town Le Touquet, or Le Touquet-Paris-Plage (Le Tuquet-Paris-Plage) is a kind of "French Hollywood" With numerous fashionable villas of local celebrities, Aquacacomplex Aqualud and numerous traces "luxury life" The period of the middle of the XX century, when he was considered the capital of high fashion.

In the upper reaches of the Kansh River, 60 km east of Le Tuka lies a small attractive town Eden (Heesdin) who deserved worldwide fame as "Motherland" Literary Character – Commissioner Megre from Siemeon’s stories, as well as the place of the two most bloody battles of the Middle Ages. 20 km southwest of the city is located Census – The place of the first defeat of the British in 1346 and the first use of gunpowder in European history. And 12 km northeastern Eden is an equally famous village Azenkur (Agincourt) – the field of a grand battle between the English and French troops that occurred on October 25, 1415 (this time the French lost). Now you can visit the first-class historic center of the medieval Azenkur (open from April to June and from September to October – daily, from 10.00 to 18.00; From July to August – daily, with 9.30 to 18.thirty; From November to March – daily, with 10.00 to 17.00; Entrance – 6.5 euros) and memorial complex.

Opposite Le Tuka, on the other side of the river Kanche (Canche), lies a picturesque fishing port Stagel (Etaples), popular with fans of marine fishing and walks on the ship, as well as lovers of seafood, – city restaurants are famous for the skill to prepare seafood, which are usually purchased right there, on the noisy fishing market of La Canche. 30 km south of the city, between the mouths of Somma and Kanshan, the lands of the Ornithological Park Marcatener WWW begin.Parcdumarquenterre.Com. This is the land of dunes, pine forests, overgrown with water vegetation of salon lakes and huge bird flies. In addition to observing the natural environment and hunting (from September to January, a licensed bird shooting is allowed here), here you can get acquainted with a peculiar culture of cattle breeding, special forms of which "Salted meadows" give meat specific properties. And closer to the mouth of Somma worth visiting the town Ru (RUE) with his luxurious Saint Espiri chapel (XIV-XVI centuries.), medieval citadel in Saint-Valery-sur-som (Saint-Valery-Sur-somme), as well as numerous coastal villages, turned into small resorts.

Once big port, town Montrey (Montreuil-Sur-Mer) is now 13 km from the sea. Its very compact and beautifully suitable historical center for hiking is located on top of a small hill over the river and is surrounded by ancient walls that gives him a very characteristic view. In addition to the massive Gothic Saint-salt church on the main square and a tiny wooden chapel, it is necessary to see the numerous cobbled alleys of the southern part of the city with their picturesque grades, as well as the dilapidated Citadel Voban (open from March to mid-December daily, from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00; Entrance – 2.5 euros) with a tower of the XIV century. In May, Montray takes the festival of the old movie, and in the second half of August – the surprisingly living festival of opera, theater and dance art Le Malen Plesir.

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