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The 7 Valleys region around Hesdin is farming country.  There are hundreds of small farms with herds of cattle.  You can buy local farm produce in the markets, including cheeses, vegetables, sausages and Hydromel, a local liqueur made from honey

La Foret Domaniale - Hesdin Forest comprises around 25000 acres of broadleaf woodland with oak, maple, sycamore, ash and wild cherry trees.  Great for walks or bike rides  

Hesdin is a charming old market town.  Its centre has changed little in  the last hundred or so years and many of the buildings go back to the 17th century when it was an important military outpost of Spanish rule

farm produce in the markets, including cheeses, vegetables, sausages and Hydromel, a local liqueur made from honey

The 7 Valleys region around the market town of Hesdin is the prettiest part of the Pas De Calais. It is popular with British tourists and second-home owners.   It’s also a popular and traditional holiday destination for Dutch and Belgian families.


Hesdin, at the centre of the 7 Valleys region, has a wonderful charm, just over 1 hour away from the channel tunnel it has a lovely cobbled town square, with a small but very helpful tourist centre, which offers much in the way of information for the area, a beautiful church, and the river Canche which runs through the centre of the town.


The town of Montreuil, a few miles further down the Canche valley retains its ancient fortified ramparts and a very old-world charm