Saint-Omer Travel Guide

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Saint-Omer Things to Do

  • Visit the marsh !

    Visit the marsh ! From SALPERWIK you can visit for an hour the marsh by boat.  There are 2 other place to take the boat: Nieurlet and Clairmarais offering a different vew of the site.By the commentator will tell you (in French) all you want to know: daily life, economy, nature of the marsh. you place to be: Bon Accueil to take reservations....

  • Wander the Market

    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...

  • A Bar to Try for Breakfast - Le Penalty

    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.

  • 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...

  • Notre Dame Cathedral - 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.

  • Notre Dame Cathedral - Organ

    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.

  • The Ramparts

    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.

  • 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".

  • Notre Dame Cathedral - 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


Saint-Omer Hotels

  • Hotel Chateau Tilques

    12 Rue du Chateau, Tilques, 62500, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • La Sapiniere

    12 Route de Setques, Saint Omer, 62219, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Ibis Saint Omer Centre

    2/4 rue Henri Dupuis, Saint Omer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 62500, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Saint-Omer Restaurants

  • Why looking farther

    Les Dormes Why look any further when you have the best on-site? Jacqueline, hostess is a fabulous cook. Gilles adds a perfect touch for a safe choice for wines. The table is every evening worthy of a festive meal. ---oooOOOooo--- Pourquoi aller chercher plus loin quand vous avez le meilleur sur place ? Jacqueline, maitresse des lieux est une...

  • Local Savoyard Menu

    Enter the restaurant through steps into the cellar of the building.Nice lunchtime atmosphere in the "cave" where they specialise in local food. Each day there is the a la carte menu and also a series of express menues. The selections to choose the express meals are written on a blackboard.Express menus start at €8 for one course and drink, through...

  • Open on Sunday

    On Place Foch and in the sidestreets, there were a lot of restaurants and cafés. It was really no problem to choose one, even on a Sunday, because I've noticed that in France restaurants are often closed on Sundays.


Saint-Omer Off The Beaten Path

  • Discover the Castles on the bycicle

    Discover the Castles on the bycicle This circuit , 28 km long, will take you along small quiet road to discover a few hidden jewels of the region.You will sometimes toil uphill because the course is far from flat. Good equipment is necessary.The path is spire with panels (green markings on white background) The start is located on the main square...

  • Spring of the Lys river

    Spring of the Lys river Enjoying the weather we jump on our bikes for a ride to Lisbourg.In this small quiet village does nothing suspecting that a major river (International) will take its spring.From here it will have 195 km to go (85 in France, the rest in Belgium) It will train the border (wanted by Louis XIV) for 25 km. Initially it will be...

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Saint-Omer Favorites

  • Place Foch

    During a weekend stay in Nord-Pas-de-Calais we had a short visit to this town before going back home. We arrived at 11 a.m. and found ourselves a parking space on the biggest and most centrally located square of Saint-Omer: Place Foch. We were lucky, on Sunday you don't need to pay.Place Foch was a good starting point for a short walk around the...

  • Strolling around the city

    As we only had time for lunch and a quick visit to the city, we decided first to do a little walking around Place Foch, than to go down the stairs towards the ramparts and the arboretum, walk along the ramparts towards the other side of town and going back up through the wall towards the Notre Dame Cathedral to have a short visit inside. Back to...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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