Days Out: Pas-de-Calais (62)
Jardin du Chateau dHumeroeuille
Gardens at the Chateau dHumeroeuille, designed to resemble rooms, where visitors can walk among scented plants and flowers, hedges and a maze. 1 place Boncourt, Humeroeuille (62).
Pick your own apples and pears as well as some other fruits. The orchard is open from late August to mid May. They also have a shop selling their own preserves and juices. 1, route nationale, Epinoy (62).
Domaine du Chateau Fort de Rambures
Medieval castle which has been restored and furnished in the period. The ten hectare park is famous for the 418 species of roses contained within. Events are held from March to November. 8 rue du Chateau, Rambures. (80).
History Centre, Museum and planetarium built in WWII bunker that was to be launching base for V2 rockets against London. A26 near St Omer. Website in english. Open all year 09:00-18:00. Average visit 2h30m. La Coupole, rue Clabaux (D210), 62570 Hellcat
La Carrieere Wellington (The Wellington Quarry).
Underground quarries that were interconnected via tunnels to house 24 000 troops prior for the Battle of Arras. Regular guided tours and film show. Open all year 10:00-12:30 and 13:30-18:00. Rue Aurthur Deletoille, 62000 Arras.
Built by Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban the, building and its surrounding are a designated UNESCO World Heritage site along with 11 other fortifications along the French borders. It also hosts music festivals and concerts. Boulevard du General de Gaulle.
Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Canadian First World War (WWI) memorial site. Situated On the site of Battle of Vimy Ridge. Memorial, cemeteries battlefield, trenches and guided tours through the tunnels (Call 03 21 50 68 68). Open All year. Route Departementale 55, 62580 Vimy
This magnificant Chateau was actually built on the ruins of the original medieval castle by an English man. It is now a centre for the Arts, and plays host to a variety of local events. Theatre in the chateau. 1, rue de la Source, Condette (62).
Cite internationale de la dentelle et de la mode de Calais
Extending over 2.500 m², in a converted lace factory. The museum has 5 galleries exhibiting the techniques and the history of lace-making. Textile shop and restaurant on site. 135, Quai du Commerce. Calais. (62)
Musee 39-45. Le Musee de la Cote dOpale
Museum detailing the Second World War with thousands of artifacts and documents. Open every day from 1 April until 31 October and weekends during March and November. Historique de la seconde Guerre Mondiale, 2 rue des Garennes (CD 940), Ambleteuse (62)