Lille _ Place aux Oignons © CRTC Hauts-de-France - Benoît GuilleuxLille _ Place aux Oignons © CRTC Hauts-de-France - Benoît Guilleux
©Lille, Place aux Oignons |Hauts-de-France Tourisme - Benoît Guilleux

Nord Department

Surprising and friendly

You will be truly transformed by the end of your stay in the Nord, where the art of celebration meets cultural and artistic heritage. The authenticity of French Flanders and the unique light of the Opal coast will captivate you. All this is just an hour from Paris by train, or two and a half hours by car. Brussels is only an hour and a half away by car.

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©Northern France, Hauts De France, Nord|Jean-Luc Verbrugghe

The Nord department’s 10 essentials

  • Stroll around the lanes of Lille’s old town
  • Plunge into World War II history in Dunkirk
  • Discover the poignant World War I battlefields and memorials of French Flanders
  • Rejuvenate on fine sandy beaches and in seaside resorts
  • Be inspired by museums and galleries from across the arts world
  • Climb to the top of ancient belfries
  • Taste traditional French Flemish dishes such as potjevleesch, a terrine-type dish, and moules frites (mussels and chips)
  • Savour the flavours of an authentic waffle from iconic patisserie Meert
  • Join in with the festivities during the famous street market, the Braderie de Lille, or la sortie des Géants, the annual giants’ parade in towns and cities across the region
  • Browse art in new and unusual places

Explore the Nord Department

Experiences to live in the Nord department




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