8 days in Pas-de-Calais Itinerary

8 days in Pas-de-Calais Itinerary

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Saint-Omer
— 2 nights
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Hesdin
— 2 nights
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 3 nights
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Saint-Omer — 2 nights

Saint-Omer in the Pas-de-Calais department is the starting point for the canals radiating out from the river Aa with a diverse population.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Coupole and Carriere Wellington. Let the collections at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques and Maison du Marais capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Omer side-trips: Cran d'Escalles (in Escalles), Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery (in Arras) and Calais Wine Superstore (in Calais). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint-Omer Cathedrale and stroll the grounds of Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Omer holiday planner.

London, UK to Saint-Omer is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from London to Saint-Omer, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hesdin.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches
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Hesdin — 2 nights

Hesdin is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.GeographyThe N39, from Arras to Montreuil, used to be the main thoroughfare of the town. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): do a tasting at La Cave du Perle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Valloires, and then Head underground at La Cite souterraine de Naours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cercamp, take an in-depth tour of Azincourt 1415, and then make a trip to Le Beffroi d’Hesdin.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hesdin trip builder tool.

You can drive from Saint-Omer to Hesdin in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Hesdin sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage — 3 nights

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Get some cultural insight at Etaples Military Cemetery and Mareis. Get in touch with nature at Le Touquet Beach and Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie. Venture out of the city with trips to Boulogne-sur-Mer (Crypte de la Basilique Notre-Dame & Le Beffroi). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Les remparts de Montreuil-sur-mer, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame des Sables, and admire the striking features of The Citadel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Le Touquet – Paris-Plage online travel planner.

Getting from Hesdin to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In August in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train back home.
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Pas-de-Calais travel guide

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Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
Situated on the English Channel at the point closest to the English coast, Pas-de-Calais is a region bordering Belgium with small seaside towns, beaches, and resorts. The regional nickname "Bassin Minier," meaning "Miners' Basin," is popular among inhabitants. You can visit the marshlands near St Omer with a guided boat tour, or swim and relax on the 25 mile stretch of white, sandy beaches between Equihen-Plage in the north to Fort Mahon-Plage to the south. This densely populated region serves as a major continental economic and transportation hub with Dover of England a mere 42 km (26 mi) across the Channel. Destroyed in part by both world wars, home to heavy industry, and cold by French standards, this is not a major center of tourism. However, countryside is beautiful, and you will find fine local foods and beers and many historical attractions. War history buffs in particular will find much to see, and the lack of crowds can be a plus if you desire a more peaceful holiday. Unlike many regions, wine is not the most widespread regional drink here--beer is actually more popular. Try "bière de garde," a type of French pale ale. While in a local restaurant or pub, be sure to try escargots, a traditional regional appetizer.
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