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Pigeon house at the home of Bernanos
Pigeon house at the home of Bernanos
Coat of arms of Fressin
Coat of arms
Fressin is located in France
Coordinates: 50°26′50″N 2°03′20″E / 50.4472°N 2.0556°E / 50.4472; 2.0556Coordinates: 50°26′50″N 2°03′20″E / 50.4472°N 2.0556°E / 50.4472; 2.0556
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Fruges
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Canton de Fruges et environs
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Duflos
Area1 17.17 km2 (6.63 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 552
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62359 /62140
Elevation 43–144 m (141–472 ft)
(avg. 84 m or 276 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.

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


A farming village situated 14 miles (22.5 km) east of Montreuil, at the junction of the D155 and the D154 roads. Fressin nestles in the valley of the Planquette, one of several small rivers that flow through the region known as the 'Seven Valleys'. Mixed arable and dairy farming is the predominant occupation of the inhabitants.


Historical population of Fressin
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 519 536 525 585 577 563 552
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

Ruins of the castle, at Fressin
  • Ruins of the fortress built in the early 15th century by Jean de Créquy, one of the first Knights of the Golden Fleece, counsellor and chamberlain to Philip the Good.
  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the fifteenth century. Large and impressive for such a small village. Two information boards tell in English the history of the church and village.
  • Another smaller chateau, dating from the eighteenth century.

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