On the borders of Flanders and Artois, the Airois like to show their city on the pathways of the green Lys. Located 250 km from Paris, 60 km from Lille (northern capital), Arras (the prefecture), Côte d'Opale and 10 km from the A26 motorway, via the exchanger Therouanne Aire-sur-la-Lys has kept the charm of old cities with narrow streets lined with facades of 17th and 18th century, punctuated here and there with prestigious architectural buildings, witnesses of a rich historical past.
As the common name suggests, the natural heritage Aire-sur-la-Lys mainly revolved around water. The city is bisected by the Lys river 214 km long and flows into the Scheldt at Ghent and its seven tributaries: the Melde, the Lacquer, the Lacquette the Mardyck the Oduel the Bruveau and Lauwette.
Tradition Merchant: All year, the colorful markets and friendly animate the streets and squares of Aire-sur-la-Lys. The market Friday morning, the cattle market, the Christmas market in late December, the flower market and the Open City, respectively 1st and 2nd Sunday of May, are opportunities to experience the friendliness of the city.