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Artois - the region around Arras

The Pas de Calais is much more rural than the Nord

Count of Artois: medieval warlord
The old Artois domain is a large part of present-day Pas de Calais.

MAP: Lands ruled by the Count of Artois 1369, during the Hundred Years' War
. The Counts of Flanders and Hainaut were also powerful in the region - England had captured Calais and Pointhieu (Abbeville) after victory at the Battle of Crécy (1346).
Arras 1572
The Medieval walled town of Arras in 1572


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Places to visit:
Historic Mining Museum - Lewarde, nr Douai

Nature parks:
Saint-Amand - Nature Park in former coalmining area

Related background information
Medieval Flanders




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