Auxi le Château is a village of Pas de Calais department, of Nord Pas de Calais region and is the centre of a community of 16 Auxilois villages. It is located at the frontier with the Somme department, and halfway from the headspring and the mouth of the Authie river.
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Auxi le Château is situated 18 km from Hesdin or Doullens, 26 km from Saint-Pol sur Ternoise or Abbeville, 45 km from Arras or Amiens, 100 km from Lille and 200 km from Paris. The department roads 119, 933, 938 and 941 provide access to the village.
Sharpened flints have been discovered in the plateau de Lannoy and prove humans were living there 300 000 years ago. In 1178, Philippe d’Alsace has the village’s castle built. The castle of Auxi le Chateau resisted many attacks but was to be ruined in 1637 during the 30 years war. Today, only a wall remains. Around 1580, le Baillage (current city hall) is being constructed and will be refurbished in its current style in 1860.
Green holidays’ amateurs will enjoy the country side environment of Auxi le Château with its country roads that wind in the valley, in the woods, meadows and fields.
The traveller will also discover the rich heritage of the village: traditional alleys and houses, beautiful mansion houses and numerous monuments; l’Eglise St Martin is a 15th century gothic building with three naves and a heritage listed organ dating from 1737. The museum of Auxi le Chateau introduces the traditional art and custom of the village and region.
The village and its region offer varied sport activities such as hiking, canoeing, horse riding, fishing, cycle touring, tennis.
Also, every Saturday, the market is taking place rue du General Leclerc.
Food and Drink
The gastronomy of Auxi le Château and its department Pas de Calais is related a lot to the sea. Therefore, this region has specialities like Rollsmops which are pickled herrings wrapped around onion slivers, or Bouffi, a smoked herring. Beer, the traditional drink of Nord Pas de Calais, is also used for cooking. Carbonade Flamande is a meal with braised beef and a sauce with beer, spices and onions. The Welsh Rarebit is an English dish adopted by the Pas de Calais; it is a grilled toast with melted Cheddar, sometimes with eggs and bacon as well.
LE SAINT MARTIN : Café, Restaurant brasserie. 2, rue Roger Salengro. Tél : 03 21 04 01 98
LE CANARD GOURMAND. 26, rue Vermaelen. Tél : 03 21 04 50 51
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