CFTVA Train © P.Hudelle, Balades en AudomaroisCFTVA Train © P.Hudelle, Balades en Audomarois
©Steam locomotive of the Chemin de Fer Touristique de la Vallée de l'Aa|P.Hudelle, Balades en Audomarois
Fontinettes Boat Lift 2021 Arques (1)Boat elevator at Les Fontinettes in Arques
©Boat elevator at Les Fontinettes in Arques|Tourisme en Pays de Saint-Omer
Exterior view Helfaut cupola (1)La Coupole d'Helfaut is a history center and 3D planetarium in a former World War II bunker, which had a project to launch V2 rockets on London. Today, its galleries and concrete dome house a museum to pass on to future generations.
©Exterior view of the dome of the Helfaut dome|La Coupole
Pidoux Hallines MillExterior view of the Pidoux mill in Hallines, rehabilitated as a gîte.
©Gîte du Moulin Pidoux|Moulin Pidoux
Planetarium Helfaut (4)The Planetarium of Helfaut-Wizernes is located in the Center of Memory and Science at La Coupole of Helfaut-Wizernes
©Spectators at the Planetarium of Helfaut|La Coupole
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Arc International Cristallerie Four Verre Usine (24)Arc is a French multinational company specialized in the design and manufacture of glassware for the table.
©Worker checking a glass at Arc International|Arc International

Arques, the base of Bader

Once upon a time … A paper valley shaped by water, where unique know-how was developed in the world. Along the railway line, on which a train from another era can sometimes be seen, the traces of this rich industrial past remain visible: mills, hydraulic works…

This beautiful history continues to be written today with the activity of the Arc glass and crystal factory, world leader in tableware, the development of the Goudale brewery or the second life of the Fontinettes boat elevator.

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