Oooooh..... Love the clues, had to do a lot of digging on this one!! Here goes my findings......The town is Arras the dept I think is Pas De Calais dept 62...... This town is famous for tapestry. The town of Arras has a world heritage site which is the belfry, it's a unesco world heritage site. There is a famous wool industry in the town too going as far back as the 4 th century. The 6 valorous men who gave the keys I think refers to a festival called the black keys? A very old tradition in the town.... Or..... Maybe...... Something to do with the battle of Arras 6 April 1017?? There is a lot I mean a lot of history connected with this town. This place looks fasinating.... Yes would love to visit here :)Smiles :)
Hi, Pas de Calais is right but the town is not Arras. In 12/1 I spoke of Côte d'Opale which is a coast so near to the sea. And 1347 is one more clue I can give you. Keep digging! [use your golden shovel from Animal Crossing ;) ] hugs
Maybe another go..... Is it Calais in Pas De Calais dept 62. It has a museum of lace and fashion at the boulart factory..... They put on regular fashion shows. The six valorous men refer to the bourgeois from the siege of Calais in 1347..... The belfry is in the town hall. The story goes that in 1347 after a year of siege the inhabitants trapped inside Calais were starving. Normally people in a besieged town who fort back would be expected to be killed if the attacker successed. Six leading citizens offered their own lives if Edward the 3 rd spared the rest of the town folk. His queen took pity on them and asked if the brave burghers could be spared if the town surrendered. Edward the 3 rd agreed. The citizens of Calais lost their homes and properties but we're permitted to leave without further blood shed. Today outside Calais town hall belfry is a statue of the six burghers by Rodin. That sounds really interesting... Smiles :)
Ha ha, your second guess was the right one. We can add now that there is 105 miles (air distance) between our destination to Lowestoft! See you on sunday.