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Fampoux

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Country  France
Department  Pas-de-Calais
Population (1999)  1,071
Local time  Thursday 10:41 AM
Region  Hauts-de-France
Canton  Arras-Sud
Area  8.64 km²
Arrondissement  Arras
Fampoux
Intercommunality  Communauté urbaine d'Arras
Weather  11°C, Wind W at 23 km/h, 94% Humidity

Fampoux is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Contents

Map of Fampoux, France

Geography

A farming village situated 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Arras, on the D42 road. The A1 autoroute passes by the village about half a mile away.

Places of interest

  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery.
  • The church of St. Vaast, rebuilt along with most of the village, after World War I.
  • The remnants of an old chateau.
  • Notable people

    The poet Paul Verlaine spent his holidays here for several years, as his mother’s family were from Fampoux. A street and the village school bear his name.

    References

    Fampoux Wikipedia


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