Aire-sur-la-Lys

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TownAire-sur-la-Lys
Insee code62014
Postcode62120
Latitude50.6387570
Longitude2.3961870
AltitudeFrom 16 to 48 meters
Surface33.38 km²
Population10178 inhabitants
Density304 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townArras (at 55 km, 41 min)Lambres at 3.8 km (8 min)
DepartmentPas-de-CalaisWittes at 4 km (6 min)
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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The Belfry, a World Heritage of UNESCO
  • From April to September you can climb the stairs of the tower to admire the view atop the building.
  • The collegiate church of Saint Peter
  • La Chapelle Saint Jacques
  • The Bailiwick ...
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Aire-sur-la-Lys
MonumentsBailliage,   Church Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-et-Saint-Ignace,   Collegiate Church Saint-Pierre
Performance hallsCultural Space of Aire-sur-la-Lys

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Friday morning market.
  • The feast of sausage:

"She held the first Sunday in September and honors one of the specialties of Aire-sur-la-Lys, andouille.

  • The people attending the launch of chitterlings bretèche top of the Bailiwick.
  • Of course tastings are possible, all in a festive atmosphere with parades, races, trails, and variety show.
  • The Feast of the Lilies:
  • This event is held every first Sunday in July around the basin of the Four Faces.
  • What day are offered many water activities.
  • Note: other water festivals are held during the same period in many cities along the Lys.
  • The procession of Our Lady Panetière:
  • In 1214, the besieged and starving city received a convoy laden with grain. Seeing a divine intervention, the people devoted to the Virgin Panetière, became patron of the city, a special veneration. In the early 16th century, the brotherhood of the same name made a maiden run of the Assumption for his chapel in the Cathedral Saint-Pierre. Sprayed in the bombing of 1944, she is patiently restored and placed at the crossing.
  • Today's devotion to Our Lady Panetière is very lively and novena is a preferred meeting time.
  • The Christmas market:
  • It became a rendezvous of Airois quite popular. The Christmas market attracts an annual audience of more and more people are coming back into the holiday spirit year-end.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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NameType of activityPriceTown
Flight in a two-seat microlightSports sensationsFrom 50 € to 90 €Longuenesse (15.4 km)

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The Cathedral Saint PierreThe Cathedral Saint Pierre
 
The BelfryThe Belfry
La Chapelle Saint JacquesLa Chapelle Saint Jacques
 
The BailiwickThe Bailiwick
The Grand PlaceThe Grand Place
 
Notre Dame pannetiereNotre Dame pannetiere
BelfryBelfry
 
Chateau du Fort de la RedouteChateau du Fort de la Redoute

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WEATHER

Thursday 27 November
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Min. 7°C - Max. 9°C
Friday 28 November
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Saturday 29 November
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantL'Auberge de la Forêt  
8.2
Hazebrouck
At the edge of the forest Nieppes, L'Auberge de la Forêt is the ideal place for a gourmet meal in the heart of French Flanders. In a rustic and friendly atmosphere, discover traditional...
Located 12.9 km from Aire-sur-la-Lys29 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Envol Restaurant  
8.9
Longuenesse
The Flying Restaurant welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere in the heart of the airfield Longuenesse in the Pas-de-Calais. Push the doors of this charming building and discover a bright,...
Located 14.9 km from Aire-sur-la-Lys24 € per person 
Belgian restaurantLa Baguernette - ISNOR  
8.8
Clairmarais
NATURAL WEALTH - The Baguernette The restaurant is located across the marsh Audomarois in the small town of Clairmarais. This scope has an area of ​​3600 hectares overflowing treasure...
Located 16.1 km from Aire-sur-la-Lys20 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Castle with 5 bedroomsChateau de Moulin le Comte - 04 epis  
Aire-sur-la-Lys
Rooms, and host tables in Aire-sur-la-Lys. In the hamlet of 'Moulin-le-Comte' in the Pas de Calais (62). The hosts will welcome you in a large mansion, where they had a big blow to...
Located in Aire-sur-la-LysFrom 94 € to 134 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLe Paddock du Val de Lys    
9.8
Blessy
In the heart of the “Nord Pas de Calais” region, in the “La Lys” valley, we are located in the village of Blessy, in a quiet area, a few miles away from the city of Aire sur la Lys....
Located 4.4 km from Aire-sur-la-LysFrom 55 € to 70 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLes chambres du relais    
9.4
Liettres
Isabelle welcomes you in a warm and family around a table of guests for a pleasant evening. Regional recipes will be prepared with local products. You can enjoy our garden planted with...
Located 6.2 km from Aire-sur-la-Lys41 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Caravan for 4 personsGîte 'la Roulotte de la Cascade'  
9.2
Lespesses
For an unusual and unforgettable stay with family or lovers. Come discover the trailer of the cascade Lespesses. The trailer offers all the comforts for 4 people (electric heating,...
Located 8.7 km from Aire-sur-la-LysFrom 250 € to 320 € per week 
Chalet for 5 personsSuperbe chalet canadien cheminée jardin   NEW
Verchin
Superb Canadian, cottage comfortable, quiet, pleasant to live with loft, garden and private parking, living area 70 sqm. 500 m² plot. Capacity: 2-5 people, prefectural approval No....
Located 22 km from Aire-sur-la-LysFrom 330 € to 440 € per week 
House for 5 personsMaison Rêve  
9.3
Quercamps
Cottage 5 / 6 people in the heart of the Parc National Regional des Caps et Marais d'Opale in a small village near Commerce. Ideal for recharging, and enjoy various activities in the...
Located 27 km from Aire-sur-la-LysFrom 300 € to 380 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
16 places over 1 haAire naturelle camping le chalet verchin   
9.1
Verchin
Natural camping cottage 2 Street 62310 verchin fields. Located in the land of seven valleys, jeanmacquet@aol.com. www.campingchaletverchin.cabanova.fr. Tel: 03 21 41 64 87.00 33 6 51...
Located 22 km from Aire-sur-la-Lys18 € per day 
40 places over 3 haCamping Saint Antoine    
9
Bollezeele
Quiet and wooded campsite near the village with all amenities. Snack bar, foosball, billiards, bowling, parties, playground for children. 30 min of the Sea (Dunkerque, Malo-les-Bains)...
Located 25 km from Aire-sur-la-Lys10 € per day 

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HOTELS

Le Logis De La Lys - Hotel in Aire-sur-la-LysLe Logis De La Lys     
7.5
Aire-sur-la-Lys
Offering a restaurant, Le Logis De La Lys is located in Aire-sur-la-Lys. Free WiFi access is available. Each room features a TV and air conditioning. Private bathrooms also have a shower....
Located in Aire-sur-la-LysRoom from 65 €
Hostellerie Des 3 Mousquetaires - Hotel in Aire-sur-la-LysHostellerie Des 3 Mousquetaires    
8
Aire-sur-la-Lys
The Hostellerie des Trois Mousquetaires is located in Aire-sur-la-Lys, 60 kilometres from Dunkerque and Calais. This 19th century castle has a fitness centre and a gourmet restaurant....
Located in Aire-sur-la-LysRoom from 106 €
Le Château De Beaulieu - Hotel in Aire-sur-la-LysLe Château De Beaulieu     
8.4
Busnes
Have a timeless stay in Château De Beaulieu, a charming 4-star hotel set in a historic mansion combining stone and bricks. Soak into the peaceful atmosphere of the rooms. All the rooms...
Located 10.1 km from Aire-sur-la-LysRoom from 170 €

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Hôtel Résidence du Golf
Located opposite the beach at Calais, only 800 metres from the town centre, this hotel is near the ferry terminal and offers well-equipped accommodation...
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Hotel Meurice
This hotel is located in Calais, a 5-minute walk from the sea and 500 metres from Gare de Calais-Ville Train station. Hotel...
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