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Licques is a French commune located in the department of Pas-de-Calais in the Hauts-de-France region. It is renowned for Licques poultry, and has a remarkable natural (limestone hillsides, bocage de la boutonniere du Boulonnais, forests) and historical (abbey) heritage.
Its inhabitants are called Licquois
Monday: 8:30-12:00 | 14:00-17:00
Tuesday: 8:30-12:00 | 14:00-17:00
Wednesday: 8:30-12:00 | 14:00-17:00
Saturday: 10:00-12:00 (Only the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.)
— The turkey feast
Introduced by the Premonstratensian monks of the Abbey of Licques during the 17th century, turkeys are the stars of these essential festivities in the festive calendar of the region.
Tradition and authenticity emanate from this festival, particularly in December to taste the Licquoise hotpot prepared in the cauldron by the breeders, following which, young and old, will take pleasure in following the procession of the local brotherhoods, led by the herd of turkeys. The party will then continue with a dancing meal to the rhythm of the accordion.