The Mélantois, historic birthplace of Lille, has always been a land of welcome and exchange. The first traces of life Seclin back to the beginning of prehistory, a lakeside city was discovered in Houplin Ancoisne-and land-lez-Noyelles Seclin the edge of the road Brunhild is a village that lasted between the 1st and 4th century AD.
Seclin is an important city on the road from Tournai in Lens Lille not long before the kind of land, thanks to the pilgrimage and trading within the meaning of the canons of the collegiate church of Saint Piat from the 9th century.
Tradition home Mélantois is reinforced by Marguerite of Flanders at the founding in 1246 of the Notre-Dame Hospital and the establishment of an Augustinian community that has endured for eight centuries.
Land of wealth, people have always known the Mélantois develop the potential of their territory despite the many wars and battles that have gone through. The vast fertile plain between the valley and the valley Deûle Brand was suitable for agriculture, and gave rise to the first industries in the region early in the 19th century.
Today Mélantois is a preserved area on the border of rurality. Its catchment area supply drinking water all the Lille conurbation. Fifteen minutes from Lille, the townspeople come to enjoy a nature tamed. The walks along the banks of canals, roads, invite to linger. The dream and the journey is guaranteed in the Mosaic Park gardens.