Bethune is a city in northern France, sub-prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department.Bethune is located in the former province of Artois. It is situated 73 kilometres (45 miles) south-east of Calais, 33 kilometres (21 miles) west of Lille, and 186 kilometres (116 miles) north of Paris.
Bethune is a town rich in architectural heritage and history. It has, among other features, a large paved square with shops, cafes, and a 47 meter (133 steps) tall belfry standing in the center from the top of which the Belgian border can be seen. The chime of the belfry is composed of thirty-six bells.