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Place Victor Hugo Hirson

Tel:+33 (0)3 23 58 03 91
Fax:+33 (0)3 23 58 25 39

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The oldest remains in Hirson reveal the presence of Celtic camps.  Conquered by Cesar's troops who described the Nervi tribe as 'savages', the town took on a different appeal.

It was in the 12th century that the town prospered.  This was largely due to its two abbeys, one founded at St-Michel to house the Scottish and Irish monks who adopted the Benedictine way of life.

Hirson is surrounded by some idyllic countryside including lakes, waterfalls and forests.  Blangy is an ideal spot for fishing, cycling, riding, kayaking, countryside walks or simply relaxing with the family. 

What to See - Hirson Attractions

Puisieux et Clanlieu
Puisieux et Clanlieu château, 02240
visit the flower gardens including rhododendrons, white rose garden and flowering orchard
| Admission charge | Opening Times: May-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)3 23 60 90 16

Lycee Agricole de la Thierache
Fontaine-les-Vervins, 02240
landscaped gardens surround a traditional Thierache farm with apple orchards
| Opening Times: June | Tel: +33 (0)3 23 91 34 00

Saint-Martin de Wimy
Place de la Mairie, Wimy 02500
a fortified church built between 1578 and 1585 by Georges Albert Meunier to protect the local population
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)3 23 97 46 62

Cinema 'Sonhir 3'
80, rue Charles de Gaulle, Hirson 02500
with the odd international film showing
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)3 23 58 09 27

Abbaye des Premontres
Bucilly 02500
an abbey dating back to the 10th century
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)3 23 58 27 46

Musee-centre de documentation Alfred Desmasures
Impasse du Château, Hirson 02500
local and regional history from prehistoric times to the present day
| Admission charge | Opening Times: pms only | Tel: +33 (0)3 23 98 77 42