Art and a gentle pace of life in Saint-Omer and Surrounding areas
Le Carré Saint Martin at the Heart of the Hauts de France Region
Just 30 minutes from Calais and the "Opal Coast", the Saint-Omer area, a land of art and history, offers a wide variety of activities and landscapes ranging from coastline to marshland. Saint-Omer, the 13th largest town in Pas de Calais, is home to some amazing sights to take in as you stroll through its pedestrianised shopping streets, or sail the waterways of the Audomarois marshes. In Saint-Omer, don't miss Notre-Dame Cathedral (a flamboyant Gothic masterpiece and the most beautiful religious building in the region), the ruins of Saint Bertin abbey and the Sandelin museum. Saint-Omer is also the ideal starting point to explore the Caps et Marais d’Opale regional nature park, which includes the cliffs of the Opal Coast, marshes, and over 150 towns and villages.
Set in the heart of Nord-Pas de Calais, now known as the "Hauts de France" region, Saint-Omer is a prime destination for anyone interested in heritage tourism, history and a whole host of leisure activities.