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Seclin

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Nord

Seclin - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Nord
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The Mélantois, historic cradle of Lille, has always been a land of welcome and exchange.

The first traces of life Seclin back to the very beginning of Prehistory. Archaeologists trace its origins to more than 100 000 years. Lapidary traces discovered in downtown or on other sites near the Deûle Valley are evidence that the Mélantois and its surroundings attracted and fixed in the Paleolithic, Neolithic and especially the first sedentary inhabitants of Lille. A city "lake" dated around 3500 years BC was discovered in Houplin-Ancoisne. Later, traces of life on centuries near the present village of Noyelles-lez-Seclin, confirmed the interest of Mélantois as a crossroads area.

While the city of Lille was still a swamp, a small island in a bend of the Deûle, place of Seclin were told attracted the first Christian communities in the region. The coming of Piat, preacher and evangelist Roman but Christian in the third century, had scored a population who offered him a place sanctuary that will be valued later by Saint Eloi in the seventh century. This is the origin of the Church of Seclin, a college that is worth trying, especially for its crypt (IX-X century) which is subject to a sarcophagus very good.

Seclin is a major city on the road from Tournai to Arras, through pilgrimages and trading under the canons of St. Piat college in the ninth century.

The tradition of welcoming the Mélantois is reinforced by the Countess Marguerite of Flanders at the founding in 1246 of the Notre-Dame Hospital and the establishment of a community that Augustine has continued for 8 centuries.

The site of the Notre-Dame Hospital remains largely preserved. Like other prestigious hospitals: a sick room, a chapel. A garden, the old herdsperson, orchard.

The Seclin celebrate every two years: Harengus. Like many cities in North and Belgium Seclin has its bounds. This is a herring, a direct reference to the wishes of the founder Marguerite to see an annual annuity 15,000 herrings delivered from the North Sea for meals Sisters and patients Seclin.

Land wealth, the inhabitants have always known the Mélantois develop the potential of their territory despite the many wars and battles that have gone through. The famous battle of Bouvines 1214 is only a few kilometers away, as Mons en Pévèle, where clashed again in 1304 ost (army) and the Royal Flemish militia.

The vast fertile plain between the Deûle valley and the Brand Valley, was suitable for agriculture, and gave birth to the first modern industries in the region since the early nineteenth century. Seclin was one of the first cities of the North has to appear and operate looms English mechanics, "jennies mules." Flax spinning mills, distilleries, breweries sweets or have given way to a perennial industrial zone economic heart of the metropolis.

Today, the Mélantois is a preserved area on the border of rurality. His fields capturing their drinking water throughout the Lille area. Fifteen minutes from the center of Lille, the townspeople come enjoy a tamed wild. The walks along the canal banks, roads, invite you to stroll. The dream and the journey is guaranteed in the gardens of Mosaic Park.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySeclin
Postcode59113
Tourism label
Latitude50.5453320 (N 50° 32’ 43”)
Longitude3.0265660 (E 3° 1’ 36”)
AltitudeFrom 19m to 47m
Surface area17.42 km²
Population12465 inhabitants
Density715 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLille (16.8 km, 19 min)
Insee code59560
IntercommunalityCU de Lille Métropole
DepartmentNord
RegionNord-Pas-de-Calais

Nearest cities & towns

Houplin-Ancoisne3.1 km (6 min)
Chemy3.8 km (7 min)
Gondecourt3.8 km (8 min)
Phalempin4 km (7 min)
Noyelles-lès-Seclin4.2 km (9 min)
Templemars4.9 km (9 min)
Herrin5.1 km (8 min)
Wattignies5.4 km (9 min)
Camphin-en-Carembault5.5 km (9 min)
Vendeville5.8 km (9 min)
Allennes-les-Marais6 km (11 min)
Avelin6.2 km (11 min)
Emmerin6.7 km (11 min)
Carnin7.2 km (10 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Seclin - Notre-Dame Hospital
Seclin - Notre-Dame Hospital
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Tourist Office, open Monday to Saturday
Tourist Office, open Monday to Saturday
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Fort Seclin 14/18 - Bed Museum
Fort Seclin 14/18 - Bed Museum
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Seclin - Jaurès street festival Salles
Seclin - Jaurès street festival Salles
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Seclin Tourist Office
Seclin Tourist Office
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Seclin - Canal house Bats (ENLM)
Seclin - Canal house Bats (ENLM)
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Seclin - Front Gate Cemetery (MH), Maurice Bouchery Street
Seclin - Front Gate Cemetery (MH), Maurice Bouchery Street
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Seclin - Saint-Piat Collegiate
Seclin - Saint-Piat Collegiate
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Seclin - City Hall, Roger Bouvry Street
Seclin - City Hall, Roger Bouvry Street
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Seclin - Drève during the festive Herring
Seclin - Drève during the festive Herring
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Seclin - Place Stalingrad : remains of the castle gate says Boulets
Seclin - Place Stalingrad : remains of the castle gate says Boulets
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Seclin - Saint-Piat Collegiate in night
Seclin - Saint-Piat Collegiate in night
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Seclin - Harengus Junior Giant
Seclin - Harengus Junior Giant
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Seclin - Channel 5 km to the Deûle and Mosaic Park (Houplin-Ancoisne)
Seclin - Channel 5 km to the Deûle and Mosaic Park (Houplin-Ancoisne)
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Weather

Sunday 19 april
Min. 5°C - Max. 16°C
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Monday 20 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 18°C
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Tuesday 21 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 19°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Godewaersvelde, Heritage Village
HikeEasy2h00Godewaersvelde (38 km)
Vert Bocage Circuit
Village visitEasy3h15Staple (46 km)
Discovery trail around the town of Cassel
Village visitEasy1h30Cassel (47 km)
In the heart of the Battle
HikeEasy3h20Noordpeene (53 km)
Booneghem Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Nieurlet (59 km)

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