Situated in Western Europe, France is geographically, one of the most diverse countries of the world, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations with about 79.5 million tourist footfalls every year. Saint Omer, a magnificent city in France is located in the northern part of the country, south east of Calais. It’s a very old locality and has been in existence as early as the year 637. It is named after Saint Audomar a monk who introduced Christianity to the city. This city leads to the bustling river Aa. E 15 passes through the city further connecting it with other countries, such as England and Spain, thus making it easy to reach these places by a car for rent in Saint Omer.
The city is rich in art, history, and cultural heritage. Forming the centre of attraction are the great 17th century buildings and homes, which are admirable historic places indeed. In addition, there is the Town Hall, and Hotel De Berghes as well. A region of outstretched streets and voluminous squares, the city has two harbours on the outside and one within its boundaries. Explore them all with a car for hire in Saint Omer.
The place has got the Cathedral of Notre Dame with its authentic gothic architecture, and thus, is the preeminent monument in the city. The public gardens of the city are well-maintained and are great places where you can relax. These gardens are adjoined with the sections of pioneer Vauban fortifications of the city. If you wish to explore the shore line, the Harbours are there, where trader ships sail up the Aa river. The hotel Sandelin Museum and the Jesuits College Chappel present a fine display of the rich history of the city. So, rent a car in Saint Omer and explore these attractions at your convenience.
Surpassing the west portal magnificence, is the heavy square tower constructed in 1499. It features magnificent biblical paintings, a colossal statue of Christ, and several ex-votos. Place Foch, the main square of the city, which is dominated by the town hall is a must visit site. Apart from these, there are some interesting events taking place in the town. The Saint-Omer Festival of Sacred Art, lasts for two weeks and is held in June, in the Saint Omer cathedral.
With France’s rich culture and historic heritage coupled with its favourable climactic and geographic conditions, the country has grown to be a nation favored by all sorts of tourists from all over the world. Bring your family along and have a splendid trip. You can explore the city and its nearby towns and cities including Saint-Pamphile, Sainte-Perpétue, Toronto, Surrey, and Petit-Lac-Sainte-Anne with a hired car in Saint Omer. Have a magnificent holiday!
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