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Suggested St Omer Itinerary
Morning - You will naturally be drawn to visit the Notre Dame cathedral as your first port of call as it is recognised as one of the most architecturally stunning cathedrals in France and has many treats to see inside. Also close to the cathedral is the Museum of Fine Art that is well worth a look or the Musee Sandelin.
Lunch - Near the Cathedral you will find Chez Tante Fauvette, 10 rue Ste Croix, where you can enjoy a traditional local menu.
Afternoon - This is the time to head out of town and it depends on your preference as to which direction you will go. Perhaps you will want to visit the Audomarois Marshes or the Eperlecques Bunker, or maybe the brewery, the distillery or the fascinating glassworks will grab your attention.
Dinner - For a unique dining experience head to De Drie Kalders, 18 Place Mar Foch, where the restaurant is set amongst a brick lined cave and serves you with tasty Flemish fare.
Evening - You are unlikely to want the night to end as you enjoy your short break in St Omer so why not join the night owls at the Discothèque L'Amiral, a nightclub on a boat on the river.
Morning - Make you find out on your first day where the best markets are taking place this morning and then set off nice and early to get a full session of shopping under your belt. After the markets you can also head to the centre of town to visit the best stores.
Lunch - Enjoy a wonderful lunch at Le Petit Montmartre, near Grand Place in St Omer, there is a choice of set menus that are delicious and that make ordering simple.
Afternoon - You are likely to find yourself in the main centre, so head for the Place Foch, with the Town Hall to have a look around. Then you should take time to visit the ruins of St Bertins abbey, the original monastery built by the monks back in the 7th century. Now by the river you may choose to investigate one of the guided boat tours that are offered to give you another aspect and stunning views of the area.
Dinner - Le Cygne, 8 rue Caventou, is one of the most renowned restaurants in St Omer and has a reputation for delicious food and attentive service.
Evening - For a civilised end to the trip head to the piano bar, Le Lordship at 1 rue du Comte de Luxembourg , but then again if you want something a little more lively perhaps you would prefer the energy of La Plage, rue d'Arras, with its karaoke bar.