Avesnes-sur-Helpe Travel Guide

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Avesnes-sur-Helpe Things to Do

  • Wel known inhabitants

    Wel known inhabitantsThe current presbytery occupies a whole of picturesque constructions, ennoblies by the two blue stone peristyles placed in advanced entrance doors. The court is separated from a garden by a low wall which stops in its center to leave a passage dominated by two lions placed on each side. In 1811, the city yielded to the District...

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  • Flaumont-Waudrechies mill

    Flaumont-Waudrechies millOn our course of after midday we could see four of the many old mills. It are not useful today any more but are the witnesses of a popular past. Here also the restorations were in hand to give him a new life.

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  • Restorations

    RestorationsEnd XIX ème century had brought a generalized painting of the frontages. Lately an important programme of restoration of a hundred frontages carried out with European funds and the contest of the Town of Avesnes was undertaken. If one takes account of the former restorations, it is more than 150 buildings representing a good half of the...

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  • Local tradition (2)

    Local tradition. Traditionaly, the craftsmen can of the owner of the factory use the remainders of the heat of the furnace and the molten glass to make perssonels objects; Thus, it is of habit to place balls of coloured glass at the top of the roofs. (See photographs) In Sars potteries there is a nice little museum with temporary exposure t. Very...

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  • Local tradition

    Local TraditionWe walked in the nature from 10 am to 12 o clock. In Beugnies we found the MaryDy cafe where we stopped for drinking and eating our lunch.Beugnies is a very little village near Sars Potterie. Sars Potterie was always known for the glass blowers.See tip "local traditions" (2)

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  • Local devotion

    Local dévotionIt is a very old tradition. The inhabitants (farm and people of the ground for the majority) called upon the saints for all kinds of reasons: plague, the lightning, storms , diseases as well for people for the animeaux ones. What there is the very particular one here, it is that the many small vaults (which one names "potales") are...

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  • City view (2)

    City view (2)The Bastions, except the Bastion of the Queen, are widened and of the outer works are established towards 1630 pennies the direction of the Knight of City. From this time goes back the door to Mons (1628) and the Rider of the Bastion of France. Vauban integrates the place, conquered by France in 1659, in the network of fortified towns...

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  • Justice

    JUSTICEThe Law courts of 1828 also have an important peristyle in the form of Greek temple of the enough successful Doric order.

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  • Collegiate Saint-Nicolas Church

    Collegiate Saint-Nicolas ChurchThe collegial Saint Nicolas's Day In the current of XIIème century is arranged in edge of the initial core of the town of Avesnes a place intended to receive the market, on which gives the Market and later the belfry. It is the current place of the Leclerc General in the characteristic rectangular plan. It is probably...

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  • City view

    City viewThe first fortifications go up in XIème century. They followed a perimeter including part of the high city in the quadrilateral delimited by the Street Léo Lagrange, the cliff and the public garden of the Madeleine. In XIIIème century, a broader enclosure corresponding to the three districts of the old city: Downtown area, Chémerault Plate...

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  • Sint Louis

    Sint LouisI took this pic in a side street of the main marked. But I did know more about it for now. Perhaps later? I update them. Promise!

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  • Cityhal

    CityhalThe Town hall of 1757 rather severe of aspect announces the style Louis XVI. There is a curious passage under the building who's take you to an other street.

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Avesnes-sur-Helpe Warnings and Dangers

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    by wandeljp Updated Dec 6, 2006

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    Please ! Take care !

    A warned man some is worth two !

    It is a local habit that from september till february or march, people hunting for fun (?) here.

    Not big danger is it, if you observe some primordial rules: Done not do idiocies and observe this that says the panels, do not move away you from paths.

    And have a fantastiek journey!

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Avesnes-sur-Helpe Off The Beaten Path

  • Local view !!!!!!!!!!!!

    The CatI took this photograph in way. Of course nothing to see with the voyage or the discovery of the area but I find it so charming: a large truck for the transport of animals with a kitten on the roof. What a contrast! (lol)

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  • Ad an hunting assistant

    The hunting assistant The day of our visit was the day of opening of hunting. What one little to see on the photograph it is a ferret. The animal to domesticate is employed to make leave rabbits their burrow. Curious tradition .

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Avesnes-sur-Helpe Sports & Outdoors

  • Marked way

    Rambling, well on! We followed the paths of the Mills. We took the departure from Avesnes and it is necessary to count 2 km from the centre town before arriving on the course. In the same way, we took the dinner of midday has Beugnies, still 1.5 km apart from the course. The circuit makes him 15 km. We had a total with the supplements of 21 km. The...

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  • The right way

    You have also on the way boards with a map of al the circuits in the area. We saw twoo of this boards on the way.

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Avesnes-sur-Helpe Favorites

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    by wandeljp Updated Dec 6, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Maison du Parc "Grange Dîmière"
    4, cour de l'Abbaye - BP 3
    59550 MAROILLES (France) Phone:(33) 3 27 77 51 60

    The area

    Meadows of the woodlands, forests of leafy trees, lvergers in flowers, sinuous rivers, mills at the edge of water, kiosks to be danced in the middle of the villages, blue stone oratories… make the richness of the landscapes of the regional Natural reserve of Avesnois. The cows animate with happiness this scrap-metal landscape. They are besides with the source of many dairy products whose Maroilles cheese is the floret.

    Fondest memory: How it works

    It because it has a so remarkable inheritance, and is noticed, that Avesnois belongs to the great family of the regional Natural reserves of France.
    Composed of 129 adherent communes, and 5 common partners, the regional Natural reserve of Avesnois extends on nearly 125.000 hectares and shelter more than 130.000 inhabitants.

    Classified as “regional Natural reserve” in March 1998, its mission is to implement a project of durable development founded on safeguarding, management and the development of the inheritance, in narrow partnership with the inhabitants, the managers and the users of the mediums.

    The Charter of the Park concretizes this project of development which engages the communes, the State, the Area North-Pas-de-Calais, the Department of North until 2008. It is on this basis which the mixed Trade union of the Park decides of the actions that its technical team implements in partnership with the local actors.

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