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Visit Bergues

‘Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis’ – a film setting and much more

Your visit to Bergues will rhyme with the chime of the belfry, reminiscent of scenes from the cult French film Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (welcome to the sticks), which portrays the down-to-earth friendliness of people in the north of France.

You’ll also experience this warm welcome as you get to know Bergues, whose bell tower is a focus of the film. Climb the 206 steps to the 50 bells of the carillon to be rewarded with exceptional views over the endless countryside and the gorgeous aroma of Flemish cooking drifting slowly up from the taverns below.

4 good reasons to visit

Reason n°1

It’s handy to get to – only a 30-minute drive from the ferry port in

Reason n°2

To see the famous 50 bells in the belfry

Reason n°3

The cultural and natural heritage is unique

Reason n°4

It’s always lively, thanks in no small part to the success of Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis

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Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis...

Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis – one of the most successful French films ever made – is a comedy that affectionately eulogises life in the “sticks”. Director Danny Boon said the film was a way of thanking the region for the welcome and support his father received after arriving from Algeria.

4 experiences to whet your appetite

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