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st quentin

Take in the surroundings of this town especially the eye catching architecture

Stand in the centre of the historic main square and admire the rich Flemish style of the façades that surround it. Then go up to the front of the Town Hall to have a closer look at the 173 superb sculptures which adorn it. Wait for a few more minutes and you will hear the carillon concert of no fewer than 37 different bells which ring out every quarter of an hour.

Is there a local speciality?
St Quentin is the only town where you can taste a little of Maurise Quentin De La Tour. Go to the chocolaterie Trogneux and ask for a ‘Le Quentin’ a delicious chocolate speciality celebrating the famous painter whose work was brought to prominence by Matisse.

Any good activities around?
Saint-Quentin is an ideal starting point to visit all the sites linked to the First World War, such as museums, cemeteries and memorials. Follow a tour between Péronne and Albert called the "Circuit of Remembrance" which enables you to visit the main sites of the Great War.

When's market day?
Wednesday and Saturday mornings in the town centre, Friday morning in quartier Europe and Sunday morning in Faubourg d’Isle.

Interesting town fact
Henri Matisse grew up and studied in St Quentin.