Clerques is a village tucked away in the Hem valley, at the foot of the Boutonnière du Boulonnais, which is also notable for two hamlets: Audenfort to the west and Le Hamel to the east.
Near its 13th-century church, you will discover the statue of the sower, an impressive statue built by the artist Covemaecker and given to the village to mark its twinning with Klerken, a Belgian village near Dixmude. This statue, which is 3.6 metres high, depicts the agricultural value of the area … A photo well worth taking!
A three-kilometre walking path, called «balade Ste Thérèse», starts in Audenfort. Ideal for a relaxing time near the Hem, the Ste Thérèse chapel, inspired by art deco, is scrupulously maintained by the Lorgnier family. Nearby, two guest-houses will give you somewhere to rest. Definitely not to be missed!
Book a room for a weekend or more at the Auberge d’Audenfort : a unique and charming Hotel in the old mill –the wheels in its interior can still be seen. You will sleep very close to the water. Exotic!
l The church
l The Ste Thérèse chapel (open every day)
Join others at
l Walk in March
l Open-air mass on the last weekend in July at the Ste Thérèse chapel