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Courcelles-les-Lens

An ex-coalmining commune, now a light industrial and farming town, situated some 10 miles 16.1 km east of Lens, on the D160 road, sandwiched by the N43 and the A21 autoroute. The canalized Deule river forms the north-eastern border of the commune.

Courrieres

An ex-coalmining commune, now a light industrial and farming town, situated some 7 miles 11.3 km northeast of Lens, at the junction of the D46 and D919 roads and next to the A1 autoroute. The Lens canal and the canalized Deule river forms threequ ...

Courset

The nineteenth-century chateau de Courset. The seventeenth-century manorhouse of la Gaverie. Remains of an old castle. The church of St. Maurice, dating from the sixteenth century.

Cremarest

A farming and forestry village, some 8 miles 13 km east of Boulogne, at the junction of the D238 and the D254 roads, by the banks of the river Liane.

Crepy, Pas-de-Calais

A typical rural agricultural village situated some 20 miles 32 km east of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D71 road. The limestone hill located south of wood is managed by the Nature Conservatory. The many hedges in the village have created an ecological ...

Crequy

One of many small villages in Artois, Crequy gives it name to the small stream, the Crequoise, that rises in the nearby hills and is one of the waterways of the Seven Valleys tourist area.

Cuinchy

A farming village some 5 miles 8.0 km east of Bethune and 20 miles 32.2 km southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D166 and the D166E3 roads, by the banks of the Canal-d’Aire.

Dannes

A farming and light industrial village, some 8 miles 13 km south of Boulogne, at the junction of the D940 and the D148e roads. It is bordered on the western side by the English Channel.

Delettes

A commune of four small farming villages situated 9 miles 14 km south of Saint-Omer, Delettes is located at the D157 and D193 crossroads. The river Lys flows by the commune.

Desvres

Desvres is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. It is a market town, known for its pottery. In 1999 its population was 5.260 residents of the municipality and 14.164 residents of Canton.

Divion

An ex-coalmining town some 5 miles 8.0 km southwest of Bethune and 34 miles 54.7 km southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D341 and the N41 roads, now bypassed by the D301. Since the mid-1960s, work in farming and light industry have replaced ...

Doudeauville, Pas-de-Calais

Vestiges of a 12th-century abbey destroyed in 1543 by the English. An 18th-century watermill. (18-го века мельница) The church of St. Bertulphe, dating from the 16th century. Evidence of 2 feudal mottes and a castle. Several 17th-century building ...

Dourges

An ex-coalmining commune, now a light industrial and farming town, situated some 8 miles 12.9 km east of Lens, at junction 17 of the A21 and the A1 autoroutes. The canalized Deule river flows through the commune.

Douriez

A rural village situated some 30 miles 48 km southeast of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D119 road, by the banks of the river Authie, the border with the Somme department.

Douvrin

An ex-coalmining town some 10 miles 16.1 km east of Bethune and 15 miles 24.1 km southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D165, the D163 and the N47 roads. Since the mid-1960s, farming and light industry have replaced coal mining as the princip ...

Drocourt, Pas-de-Calais

An ex-coalmining commune, now a light industrial and farming town, situated some 6 miles 9.7 km southeast of Lens, at the junction of the D919, D40 and D47 roads.

Ecquedecques

A farming village some 9 miles 14.5 km southwest of Bethune and 30 miles 48.3 km southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D185 and the D185E roads. The A26 autoroute passes by just a few yards from the commune.

Eleu-dit-Leauwette

Completely destroyed during World War I and awarded the Croix de Guerre in 1920, this town was once home to many coal miners but is now a light industrial area and bedroom community.

Embry, Pas-de-Calais

Many houses in the village are second homes, owned by British or Dutch families attracted by the unspoiled scenery and comparatively inexpensive property. The result has been to bring money into the area and many old houses have been preserved by ...

Enguinegatte

Enguinegatte is a town and former commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. The commune merged with Enquin-Les-Mines of 1 January 2017, in the form of the commune Nouvel Enquin-Les-Guinegatte.

Enquin-les-Mines

Enquin-les-Mines is a town and former commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. The inhabitants of the town of Enquin-Les-Mines, known as "Enquinois, Enquinoises." The commune was surrounded by the municipal ...

Enquin-lez-Guinegatte

Enquin-lez-Guinegatte is a commune in the department of Pas-de-Calais, northern France. The municipality was established on 1 January 2017 by merger of the former communes of Enquin-les-Mines and Enguinegatte.

Eperlecques

It is a farming commune comprising eight hamlets, all found within the regional nature reserve of the Caps et Marais dOpale, situated 6 miles 10 km northwest of Saint-Omer, at the D222 and D219 road junction. The small river Liette runs through t ...

Equihen-Plage

A fishing port and farming village situated some 3 miles 4.8 km south of Boulogne, at the junction of the D236e and the D119 roads, on the English Channel coast.

Erin

Erin is a small village on the south side of the small river, the Ternoise which flows through St.Pol-sur-Ternoise and joins the River Canche at Hesdin. The geology of the area is like that of the Somme River valley to its south. The Ternoise val ...

Erny-Saint-Julien

A farming village situated 10 miles 16 km south of Saint-Omer, at the D158 and D193 crossroads. He was surrounded by total Bomy, Enquin-Les-Mines and Flechin, Ernie-Saint-Julien is located 18 km South-West of Saint-Omers largest city nearby.

Escalles

A small village located 13 kilometres 8 mi west of Calais, at the junction of the D243 and D940 roads and at the foot of Mont dHubert 151 metres 495 ft).

Escoeuilles

The village name first appears in 1084 as Seules. In the year 1200, it had the name Esquelles, then Eskelle, Scules, Escueles, Esquieulles, Ecueil, Escoueuille and finally Escoeuilles.

Esquerdes

An ancient village, Esquerdes was on the Roman road, the Leulene, that ran from Therouanne to Sangatte on the coast. An archaeological survey of 1984 revealed traces of the Neolithic period flint and carved bone at two sites known as Les Tripoux ...

Essars

A farming and boat building village suburb to the northeast of Bethune and 20 miles 32.2 km southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D171 and the D945 roads. The Canal d’Aire and the Lawe River separate the commune from Bethune.

Estevelles

A farming village situated some 6 miles 9.7 km northeast of Lens, near the junction of the D164e and the D917. The canalised Deule river forms the southern boundary of the commune.

Estree

A village situated some 3 miles 5 km northeast of Montreuil-sur-Mer at the D127 road. This is one of many villages in the North of France bearing the name estre. Etymology the name is composed of layers of the same root as the English "street" wo ...

Estree-Blanche

A farming village some 12 miles 19.3 km to the northwest of Bethune and 30 miles 48.3 km west of Lille, at the junction of the D341, D186 and the D159 roads. The small rivers Surgeon and Laquette converge at the commune. Estree-Blanche is located ...

Estree-Cauchy

A farming village some 12 miles 19.3 km to the northwest of Arras and 11 miles 17.7 km south of Bethune, on the D341 road. This is one of many villages in the North of France bearing the name estre. Etymology the name is composed of layers of the ...

Estreelles

The seventeenth century church of Saint Omer. The former Protestant church of the late 15th century, which was demolished in 1970. Foundations of chequered sandstone and carved flint are all that remain.

Evin-Malmaison

An ex-coalmining village, now centred on farming and light industry, situated some 10 miles 16.1 km east of Lens, at the junction of the D161 and the D54. The canalised Deule river forms the south-western boundary of the commune.

Fauquembergues

Fauquembergues is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. First mentioned in 961 as "in monten qui dicitur Falcoberg", the place later in 1124 was called Falkenberga.

Febvin-Palfart

A farming village situated 14 miles 22 km south of Saint-Omer, at the D95 and D77 road junction. He was surrounded by total Westrehem, Fontaine-Les-Hermans and Flechin, Febvin-Palfart is located 18 km North-West of Bruay Buissiere largest nearby ...

Ferfay

A former coalmining and now a farming village some 10 miles 16.1 km west of Bethune and 31 miles 49.9 km southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D341 and the D91 roads.

Festubert

Festubert is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. The village was on the Western Front during the First World War and was largely destroyed in the May 1915 Battle of Festubert.

Flechin

A farming village situated 13 miles 21 km south of Saint-Omer, at the D95E1 and D77 road junction. Surrounded by a shared Febvin-Palfart, Enquin-Les-Mines and Laires, Flechin is located 20 km to the Northwest of the Bruay Buissiere largest city a ...

Fouquereuil

A farming village suburb situated just 1 mile 1.6 km southwest of Bethune and 30 miles 48.3 km southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D181 and the D181E roads. The A26 autoroute passes by, just yards from the commune.

Fouquieres-les-Bethune

A farming and light industrial village suburb situated just 1 mile 1.6 km southwest of Bethune and 30 miles 48.3 km southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D181, N41 and the N43 roads. The A26 autoroute passes by, just yards from the commune.

Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen

Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen is a farming village situated some 10 miles 16.1 km south of Bethune and 20 miles 32.2 km southwest of Lille, on the D57 road.

Fressin

A farming village situated 14 miles 22.5 km east of Montreuil, at the junction of the D155 and the D154 roads. Fressin nestles in the valley of the Planquette, one of several small rivers that flow through the region known as the Seven Valleys. M ...

Frethun

A village located 3 miles 5 km southwest of Calais, at the junction of the D215 and D246 roads. It is home to the Calais-Frethun railway station and the Eurotunnel terminal, linking France with England.

Fruges

Fruges is a typical small country town in the Pas-de-Calais with a weekly market, agricultural suppliers, a Carrefour and various smaller stores. The annual Fête de Jean revitalizes August, the parades of bands and papier-mâché giants.

Gauchin-Legal

A farming village situated some 10 miles 16.1 km south of Bethune and 29 miles 46.7 km southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D73 and the D341 roads. A small stream, the ruisseau Caucourt’, a tributary of the river Lawe, flows through the vil ...

Gonnehem

Gonnehem is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. Trumpeter mark Geujon in Gonneheim was born on 8 Oct 1974.

Gosnay

A former coal-mining town, now a light industrial and farming village, situated some 2 miles 3.2 km southwest of Bethune and 25 miles 40.2 km southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D181 and the N41 roads. Junction 6 of the A26 autoroute is ab ...