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Boffles

Boffles

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Boffles
Boffles

Coordinates: 50°15′18″N 2°12′12″E / 50.255°N 2.2033°E / 50.255; 2.2033Coordinates: 50°15′18″N 2°12′12″E / 50.255°N 2.2033°E / 50.255; 2.2033

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Auxi-le-Château
Intercommunality Auxillois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Raymond Croisel
Area
 • Land1 3.27 km2 (1.26 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 47
 • Population2 density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62143 / 62390
Elevation 80–140 m (260–460 ft)
(avg. 123 m or 404 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Boffles is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France.

Geography

Boffles is a small, friendly and pretty farming village located 25 miles (41 km) west of Arras on the D116 road. The market town of Auxi-le-Château lies 4 miles to the west and Frevent 6 miles to the east. Auxi-le-Château has a weekly market, banks, supermarkets and a wide selection of shops. There are also several restaurants and bars to relax in and taste local French cuisine.

The village is ideally situated for exploring the many sights of Pas-de-Calais and the Somme region and has much to offer those who wish to visit the battlefields and museums of both first and second world wars.

The Picardy region and Paris are also easily accessible from the village.

Boffles has its own Maire, Raymond Croisel, Mairie at 21 Rue Marronniers and a church.

The graves of four British soldiers killed during wartime can be seen in the churchyard.

Although the village is small, the community is close and friendly and there are a number of social gatherings throughout the year.

Population

The inhabitants of Boffles are known as Bofflois.

Sights

  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission graves.
  • An English speaking Gite Complex Le Petit Hameau
  • Fantastic walks, countryside views and cycling opportunities.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • The CWGC graves.
  • Boffles on the Quid website (French)
  • Le Petit Hameau
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