Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 9

Thérouanne

L’Estrée-Blanche miners’ housing

Amettes

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre birthplace

La Ferme des 2 tilleuls

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Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 8

Wisques

Clety Sunday Street Market

La Chapelle de Nielles les Thérouanne

L’Église Saint Martin

Archaeological Museum

Thérouanne. Capital of the Belgian Moroni tribe (638). Wealthiest bishopric in Northern France. Finest Gothic cathedral in Northern France (12 C.). Entire city razed in 1553 by Spain’s Charles V in retaliation for a battle lost to the French. Nearby village of Saint-Martin-Outre-Eaux adopts Thérouanne as its new name (1800). Current population about 1,000.

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Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 7

Tournehem-sur-la-hem

La Leuene, Ceasar’s road from Rome to Sangatte, on his way to conquer Britain

Église Saint-Folquin de Cormette

Leulinghem les Estrehem

Abbaye Saint Paul

Abbaye Notre Dame

La Sapinière, Wisques

She: saumon

He: volaille de Licques

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Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 6

Licques

Chapelle de Landrethun-les-Ardres

Chapelle Saint Louis

Cimetière de Guemy

Tournehem-sur-la-hem

Église catholique Saint-Médard

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Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 5

Guînes

Forêt Dominal de Guînes

La Cologne Blanchard de Guînes

L’Abbaye Royal Notre-Dame de Licques

Volaille de Licques at Auberge Du Moulin D’Audenfort

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Walking to Rome: A Day in Guînes

A town walkabout

A walk to St. Joseph’s Village theme park

A visit to Tour de l’Horloge Museum

Assorted eating and drinking activities

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