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Saint-Joseph: A Pas-de-Calais village with the charm of yesteryear

As you arrive in Saint-Joseph, in the Marsh of Guines, just a few minutes from Camping La Bien Assise, it feels like the village has always been there, awoken each morning by the sound of the church bells and the cock’s crow. And yet, Saint-Joseph was only founded in the latter half of the 20th century. This village was dreamt up and built by a family of joiners from the Opal Coast to look like the early 20th century. They used period materials to construct shops, studios, a windmill, a school and a chapel. As you stroll through the streets of Saint-Joseph, let yourself be won over by the carousel with its wooden horses and the ravishing chapel. There, you can learn about forgotten trades, from petrol pump attendants to blacksmiths. And don’t forget to sample some regional specialities at the inn with its charm of days gone by. An exciting, fun excursion which will delight the whole family.