History of the town of Abscon
Abscon, a commune in the Nord department and the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, is steeped in history. Located in the district of Valenciennes, west of Denain, Abscon’s origins date back 40 million years when it was submerged under an inland sea. In the Roman era, the area was known for its vast forest, serving as a protective barrier. The Romans named the city “abscondinium,” meaning “hidden,” due to its secluded nature. Over the centuries, its name evolved from “abconium” in 1103 to “Abscons” in 1349, “Abescon” in 1700, and finally to its current name, Abscon. The town suffered significant damage in 1340 when it was set ablaze by Douai forces during the Hundred Years War.
Tourism and visits in Abscon
Abscon boasts a rich array of monuments and historical sites. Among its notable landmarks is the historic Abscon station, constructed by the Anzin Mines Company. This railway was part of the first track built in France, linking Anzin, Denain, Abscon, and Somain. Abscon was also served by a route connecting to Péruwelz. Visitors can explore the remains of an old castle, with a seventeenth-century gear highlighting its past. The town is home to several old houses designated as historical monuments, including one dating back to 1765. Another significant site is the Abscon hall, one of the oldest buildings in the town, constructed in 1886.
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Transfer from Abscon to Paris airports
Located just 7 km northwest of Denain, Abscon is conveniently situated 178 km from Paris. The town of Abscon is approximately 176 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport, 176 km from Paris Beauvais Airport, and 214 km from Orly Airport, making it easily accessible for travelers heading to and from the French capital.