Saint-Omer Things to Do

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    Wander the Market

    by rosata Updated Dec 29, 2012

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    Saturday Morning from about 8 o'clock the Place Foch is the place to be.

    Vegetables abound brought from the market gardens of the surrounding marshland.

    Good selection of fruit and flowers.

    There is a section with live animals for sale. They were mostly hens, not sure if people buy them for egg collection or to eat the birds.

    Lots of stalls with clothes and accessories.

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    A Bar to Try for Breakfast - Le Penalty

    by rosata Written Dec 21, 2012

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    Sometimes we stay at the Hotel Ibis as it is convenient on the way into town after a long drive.

    We prefer to have coffee and croissant at a local bar and this one is just round the corner from the hotel.

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    La Coupole

    by Kettleman Updated Mar 29, 2005
    La Coupole

    La Coupole is a huge concrete bunker built by Nazi slave labour as part of Herr Hitler's Revenge Weapons Programme. It was intended when operational that the German war machine could send V2 rockets from here to attack any targets, civilian and military targets in England to destroy cities and bring the Briitish to surrender.

    Luckily it was destroyed before coming fully online.

    The Bunker now houses a museum and cinemas running films on the site and also on the occupation of France by German forces and the lives of the French under the regime.

    I went in March 2005 and took the new photo to replace the old one taken in a snow storm in February. The entry cost is €9 per adult and there is a joint ticket with Eperlecques at €13.

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    Notre Dame Cathedral - North Transept

    by Helga67 Updated Oct 23, 2003

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    North transept

    In the north transept you can admire the astronomical clock. When it was first installed in 1558, this "miraculous" clock also attracted pilgrims. Its wrought-iron mechanism not only tells the time, it also shows the movement of the sun and stars.

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    The Ramparts

    by Helga67 Updated Oct 23, 2003

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    Public park

    Since the 9th century the city was surrounded by a high wall to defend the Saint-Bertin Abbey. Nowadays, only a part of the west side remains.
    West of Place Foch on the other side of Boulevard Vauban, you can go down the stairs and have a nice walk in the former ditch around the ramparts which are transformed into a beautiful garden and arboretum.

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    Notre Dame Cathedral

    by Helga67 Updated Oct 19, 2003

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    Notre Dame Cathedral

    It is the only large Gothic church to be seen in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais. For a cathedral the proportions are relatively modest. It was built in the 12th century to serve as a church, but when the cathedral in Therouanne, about 15 km from Saint-Omer got destroyed in the 16th century, the church became a cathedral.

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    Notre Dame Cathedral - Organ

    by Helga67 Updated Oct 23, 2003

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    Organ in Notre Dame Cathedral

    The huge 18th century organ is the masterpiece of a family of sculptors and carpenters from Saint-Omer. It is one of the most beautiful organs, I have ever seen.
    It still plays today.

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    City Hall

    by Helga67 Updated Oct 21, 2003

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    City Hall

    The Grand Place is overlooked by the City Hall, an imposing building supported by Doric columns that houses a theatre "à l'italienne".

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    Notre Dame Cathedral - South Transept

    by Helga67 Updated Oct 19, 2003

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    South transept

    When you enter the cathedral through the south door, this is the first view you'll have. In this part of the cathedral Our Lady of the Miracles is honoured. She is the patron saint of Saint-Omer

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