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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