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Audinghen is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.GeographyA farming commune, comprising several hamlets, some 14mi north of Boulogne-sur-Mer, at the junction of the D940 and the D191 roads. Cap Gris Nez, the nearest part of France to the English coast, forms the western boundary of the commune.HistoryThe town was originally named Odingehem, 'home of Odin', by the Vikings who built a temple here dedicated to the Germanic god Odin. Audinghen has been rebuilt several times after being completely destroyed, including: In 1643 or 1644, according to the interpretations, by a party of soldiers of the King of England, who burned the village population inside the church; Three centuries later, in 1943, by the British, who bombarded and totally destroyed the village (then occupied by the German army).Sights The church of St. Pierre, dating from the twentieth century. The ruins of the lighthouse at Cap Gris Nez. World War II German defences, part of the Atlantic wall.Personalities Gabriel Auguste Ferdinand Ducuing, soldier who died here in 1940. Raoul de Godewaersvelde, composer, died here in 1977.Our France vacation planning site combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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