The Hôtel Sandelin museum is one of the main French museums in the Nord/Pas de Calais. This museum is located in a magnificent 18th mansion house. Its collections, spread over 21 rooms, are classified within 3 themes, that is to say history, fine arts, and pottery. They offer an exceptional path to the visitors who can appreciate 3000 works.
Notre Dame de Saint Omer Cathedra is a masterpiece of the Flamboyant Gothic Style. This cathedral overlooks the Saint Omer region as well as the Aa valley for more than eight hundred years. Inside numerous artistic and technical treasures can be seen. One descente de Croix by Rubens and many sculptures by Jacques Du Brœucq can be admired next to the astrolabe clock and the big organs restored in 1855 by the organ manufacturer Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. Go and discover an exceptional monument!
La Coupole Museum, located at 5 km from Saint Omer, appears among the most impressive vestiges of the Second World War in Europe. Its mass is overwhelming, its facilities can be found in the underground, and the hard labourers who built it did suffer a lot. Consequently this place does symbolize the nazi oppression.
This symbolizes a magic and unique place of the “Caps and Marais d’Opale” Regional Natural Park which can be a real break from your usual routine…
UNESCO put the spotline on the Audomarois Marshlands!
As well as 11 other French sites, the Audomarois marshlands got the “Man and Biosphere” UNESCO certification label last June. This certification label results from the qualities of the area where there is a real closeness between it and its inhabitants.
As soon as you see the molten glass, you are invited into the unexpected universe of the world leader in quality tablewa.
This is a real town in the town. The glass production site overwhelms thanks to its size and its omnipresence within the Saint Omer region. When the tourist reaches the centre of the glass factory he discover an unexpected universe as he can see coloured tumblers, slim shaped flutes, and sophisticated wine glasses. The visit lasts for 1h30…
The Fontinette Boatlift was built on the Neuffossé Canal which links the Aa river to the Lys river in 1887 in order to substitute a five lock scale. Nowadays it is listed historical monument. It worked like hydraulic scales until 1967. During the visit, discover the history of the site, the boating life, the towing techniques, the boatlifts all over the world, as well as a video filmed when it still worked…
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