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  • 1 Cathédrale Notre-Dame Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    5 enclos Notre-Dame F - 62500 St-Omer

    Located in the heart of the tranquil chaplains' quarter, formerly known as the "Notre-Dame cloister", this cathedral is remarkable for the majesty and scale of its construction. It contains numerous works of art: an organ case, cenotaph, ma..

  • 2 Coupole d'Helfaut-Wizernes Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    F - 62500 Saint-Omer

    A symbol of Nazi madness, this former V2 rocket launch pad has been turned into a Centre devoted to the history of war and rockets. The tour starts in a railway tunnel and continues along underground galleries intended to store rockets, leading into ..

  • 3 Hôtel Sandelin et musée Interesting

    Museums and art

    14 r. Carnot F - 62500 St-Omer

    In the rooms overlooking the garden, the carved woodwork and the 18C fireplaces are set off by an extremely beautiful grouping of Louis XV furniture and panelling. The corridor from the chapel leads to the Treasure Room, where the famous 12C gilded a..

  • 4 Jardin public Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    bd Vauban F - 62500 St-Omer

    Although the fosse is laid out as a French style flower border, the glacis accommodates an English garden with winding alleyways. There are beautiful views onto the bastion and the roofs and towers of the cathedral.

  • 5 Ancienne chapelle des Jésuites Interesting

    Religious buildings

    22 r. du Lycée F - 62500 St-Omer

    Its monumental brick façade with a stone veneer, five stories high and decorated with sculptures, is still the building's principal ornament. This chapel is remarkable for its height, the alignment of the volutes in the different parts of the nave, a..

  • 6 Bibliothèque

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    40 r. Gambetta F - 62500 St-Omer

    It contains 70,000 volumes, including more than 1600 manuscripts (11C Life of Saint-Omer) and more than 120 incunabula (the famous Gutenberg Bible). The carvings are from the Saint-Bertin abbey.

  • 7 Old Episcopal palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue des Tribunaux F - 62500 Saint-Omer

    This 17C Palace has today become the courthouse

  • 8 St Denis's Church

    Religious buildings

    r. St-Denis F - 62500 St-Omer

    The proud tower dates from the 13c. The chancel from the 15C is hidden by wood panelling (a rich canopy) from the 18C.

  • 9 North District

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    fg Nord F - 62500 Saint-Omer

    From Vanquia Square, go along the Salines and Commerce quays; the low Flemish houses are reflected in the surface of the river. Peace reigns.

  • 10 Place Victor-Hugo

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Victor-Hugo F - 62500 Saint-Omer

    In this square, the fountain was put up for the birth of the Count of Artois, younger brother of Louis XVI. After some setbacks, he became King Charles X.

  • 11 Place du Mar.-Foch

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place du Maréchal-Foch F - 62500 Saint-Omer

    The town hall was built in the 19C with material coming from the Saint-Bertin Abbatial. At no. 42b the Baillage house, the old royal tribunal, there is an attractive Louis XVI building with pilasters, Doric capitals, wrought ironwork and floral garla..

  • 12 Old Jesuit college of St-Omer

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    51 Rue St-Bertin F - 62500 Saint-Omer

    In 1726, this college, built in 1593, became a military hospital. There is an attractive facade decorated with pilasters of composite and garlanded capitals.

  • 13 Ruins of St Bertin

    Religious buildings

    Enclos St- Bertin F - 62500 Saint-Omer

    This is all that remains of the abbey dedicated to St Bertin. In its place is the statue of the St Malo man Suger (1081-1151. Adviser to Louis VI the Fat and then abbot of St Denis, he was the Regent from 1147 to 1149 while Louis VII was away on the ..

  • 14 St Sepulchre's Church

    Religious buildings

    r. St-Sépulcre F - 62500 St-Omer

    This owes its name (a rare one, there are only seven churches in France with this name) to the participation of the men of St Malo on the Crusades. The doorway, a masterpiece of the joiner's art comes from St Bertin. In the chancel there are some att..

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