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4-star campsite near Saint-Omer

Our campsite is located 12 km from Saint-Omer, a beautiful town of art and history in the Pas-de-Calais. This former cloth-making town has preserved its exceptional architectural heritage intact, with its historic monuments, cobbled streets and market-garden districts. The Pays de Saint-Omer is also famous for its marshes, classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, which can be explored by boat, on foot or by bike, with or without a guide.

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Discover the Audomarois marshes

Make the most of your camping holiday near Saint-Omer to discover the Marais Audomarois, the last inhabited marshland in France. It is currently home to around 25 families who make their living growing vegetables, in particular Saint-Omer cauliflower.

The marsh covers 3,700 hectares and has 700 km of waterways, 170 of which are navigable. You can visit the Audomarois marshes by canoe or boat (rowing or electric). The bacôve is a traditional wooden boat, which for a long time was the only way to cross the Saint-Omer and Clairmarais marshes before the creation of overland paths and bridges in the early 1970s.

This natural jewel in the north of France, classified as a UNESCO World Reserve, is home to a very rich ecosystem, with a wide variety of plants and animals. Almost half of the region's aquatic flora can be found here, and more than 230 species of bird find refuge here.

Near Saint-Omer, at Clairmarais, the Romelaëre Nature Reserve covers 100 hectares of ponds and wet meadows, on the site of former peat bogs. Stop off at the Grange Nature, an interpretation centre dedicated to the natural riches of the Pas-de-Calais department (interactive exhibition, outdoor activities and conferences).

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Must-see places in Saint-Omer

Here are a few must-see places to visit in Saint-Omer. It's difficult to list them all, as the list is so long.

Notre-Dame Cathedral, the last remaining example of Gothic art in the northern provinces. It was built between the 13th and 16th centuries.

The Grand Place in Saint-Omer is the beating heart of the town, with its many bars and restaurants.

The Musée Sandelin is one of the main museums in France's Pas-de-Calais region (with almost 3,000 works of art and artefacts).

The Brasserie de Saint-Omer is one of the last large breweries in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais still in operation.

The blockhouse in the rue des Madeleines is a former German Luftwaffe radio station (guided tour from April to September).

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Things to see and do near Saint-Omer

Has Saint-Omer revealed all its secrets to you? Then there's plenty more to see and do.

In Arques, Saint-Omer's neighbouring town, discover how the Cristallerie d'Arques, a small family business, became a world leader in tableware. An immersive and fascinating visit! Also in Arques, the Goudale brewery (France's most award-winning brewery) opens its doors to you. A guided tour takes you through the brewing, fermentation and packaging rooms.

A few kilometres from Saint-Omer, Houlle is home to the last remaining traditional jenever distillery. Follow the preparation of this eau-de-vie typical of Northern France: Genièvre de Houlle. Enter the world of cereals, stills and oak wood.

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