Nord-Pas-de-Calais Travel Guide

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais Highlights

  • Pro
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     Lots of local breweries 

  • Con
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     It rains and rains and rains. 

  • In a nutshell
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     The gateway to the north of Europe 

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Lille

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388,940,88

Boulogne-sur-Mer

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104,369,20

Calais

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105,230,31

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage

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29,79,29

Arras

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95,271,17

Roubaix

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42,71,6

Wissant

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14,32,4

Montreuil-sur-Mer

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17,60,14

Saint-Omer

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14,44,12

Dunkerque

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16,61,17

Guînes

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3,4,0

Étaples

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7,14,1

Beussent

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7,33,0

Wimereux

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2,7,8

Sangatte

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14,26,0

Le Quesnoy

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12,23,0

Lens

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9,19,4

Gosnay

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13,23,2

Coquelles

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4,9,6

Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise

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15,59,0

Béthune

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11,27,5

Ardres

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3,1,0

Neuville-en-Ferrain

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1,4,2

Douai

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0,13,7

Raismes

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23,25,0

Cassel

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3,11,0

Bray-Dunes

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2,4,0

Berck-sur-Mer

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2,7,0

Helfaut

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3,5,0

Zuydcoote

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0,7,0

Vimy

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2,13,0

Coudekerque

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Bouvines

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9,51,0

Bourbourg

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0,0,1

Bomy

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9,27,0

Bollezeele

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0,0,1

Bavay

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6,30,0

Avesnes-sur-Helpe

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20,41,0

Audinghen

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0,1,0

Ambleteuse

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4,25,0

Aire-sur-la-Lys

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0,0,2

Marquise

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2,5,1

La Chapelle d'Armentières

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0,2,0

Foncquevillers

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Wormhout

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5,29,0

Lille

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  • Place du General de Gaulle - Grande...

    Lille Things to Do

    The official name of this square is the Place du Général-de-Gaulle, but most people still call it Grand’Place. It is the traditional main square of Lille and is now largely car-free, with only one lane that is still open to motor traffic. On a sunny Saturday afternoon in October the entire population of Lille seemed to be out in the square...

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  • Suitehotel Lille Europe

    Lille Hotels

    Stayed over on a reunion of some old friends. 5 of us had 3 rooms - the Eurostar fare from London...

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  • Aux Moules

    Lille Restaurants

    Aux Moules is a classic French-style brasserie with its white-apronned waiters, banquette seating, and close-fitting tables. The decor is characterful with old restaurant photos (Aux Moules was founded in 1930) hanging on the part ornately-tiled walls. The low-beamed ceiling and diffuse lighting add a cosiness and best of all the waiters are all...

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Boulogne-sur-Mer

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Calais

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Le Touquet-Paris-Plage

  • Aqualud Water Park

    Le Touquet-Paris-Plage Things to Do

    The Aqualud is a huge water park on the seafront in Le Touquet and consists of several indoor and outdoor pools, a wave pool and a giant toboggan run. Housed under a glass dome is a giant pool with waves, 'rocky' slides, jacuzzis and a solarium. The outdoor section is open in summer and consists of a further 3 pools, flumes and rides.July to...

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  • Equinoxe Hotel Le Touquet

    Le Touquet-Paris-Plage Hotels

    On our trip to France in June 2006 we spent our first night in Le Touquet. The only reason we stayed...

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  • Driving in France

    Le Touquet-Paris-Plage Transportation

    In June/July 2006 we had a 9 day driving holiday in France. We caught a car ferry from Dover to Calais, drove down through Normandy, popped into Brittany and then caught the ferry back to Dover from Boulogne-sur-Mer.We chose to take our own car over, as the cost of the ferry and petrol was significantly cheaper than flying from London and hiring a...

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Arras

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  • Les Places (5) Specials

    Arras Things to Do

    Les places: the marquets Many establishments (shops, bars and cafes ...) have their facades decorated with panels. All different, they reinforce the atmosphere from squares and give a distinct character to the arcades. ---oooOOOooo--- De nombreux établissements (magasins, bars et cafés ...) ont leurs facades agrémentées de panneaux.Tous...

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  • Express By Holiday Inn Arras

    Arras Hotels

    3 Rue Docteur Brassart, Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 62000, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • What to drink ?

    Arras Local Customs

    What to drink ? The typical drink for the northern region and Picardy is Amer Picon (although in places the apple cider will be preferred) This is Gaetan Picon of French origin but living in Belgium Philippeville who invented in 1837 the liquor pulling between 18 ° and 21 ° of alcohol. Usually served mixed with white wine and a little lemon...

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Roubaix

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  • Designer brands

    Roubaix Shopping

    Your favorite designer brands with 30-70% discount With more than 100 boutiques and more than 130 brands, you will find your favorite designer brands 30-70% off retail priceDuring the summer sale last weekend of June, and winter sale first week of January this discount can go up even further! The shopping center is located in the heart of Northern...

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  • Mercure Lille Roubaix Le Grand Hotel

    Roubaix Hotels

    22 avenue Jean Baptiste Lebas, Roubaix, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 59100, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Art of Shopping / shopping of Art

    Roubaix Shopping

    After you have discovered and admired the artwork and the architecture of the Museum of Art and Industry La Piscine in Roubaix, you also can enter the museum shop.Here you can buy a selection of beautiful art books, postcards, T-shirts, scarf’s and tourist books on the region. an art book on the regional painters depends how much you want to buy

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Wissant

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  • Cosy& Welcome

    Wissant Restaurants

    Visited 29/11/ 10. It was a very cold day, we only stopped for a beer & glass of wine, It was so warm & friendly place we stayed for three. Lady who served us speaks good English. Nice little resort will go back in summer, Its only 30 min drive from Calais. Has one of the best beaches I've seen. Did not eat here ,but would in future.

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  • Le Vivier

    Wissant Hotels

    Place de l'Eglise, Wissant, 62179, France

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

  • Zero Nightlife

    Wissant Nightlife

    When we were in Wissant in July 2009 we found that there was no nightlife at all. Infact the few restaurants available like to close as early as possible. We went to Le Vivier who told us they would close by 8pm, so we tried the Normandy who agreed to let us book a table for 8.15pm ...but that was the very latest. The meal was wonderful, but after...

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Montreuil-sur-Mer

  • A pleasant dinner.

    Montreuil-sur-Mer Restaurants

    We had read mixed reviews on Trip Advisor about this restaurant. The house being so typical, one of the oldest in town and the interior nicely decorated, we had a try. From the two menus at 32 and 40€ we chose the three course one at 32 €. The larger menu with cheese would have been too much for our appetites. The food was very good, only the...

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  • Coq Hotel

    Montreuil-sur-Mer Hotels

    2, place de la Poissonnerie, Montreuil-sur-Mer, 62170, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Brasserie type restaurant.

    Montreuil-sur-Mer Restaurants

    When we arrived at the large parking of the Place du Général de Gaulle we saw that the terrace of one restaurant was nearly full with guests. Generally this is a good sign so that we went there for a lunch.They make Pizza's (typical of the North of Europe as everybody knows) but also Flammekeuche typical of … Alsace. So we tried two of these. The...

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Saint-Omer

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Dunkerque

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Guînes

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  • Excellent scoff, and close to the...

    Guînes Restaurants

    Right next to La Bien Asise ...so if you are staying Guines with Eurocamp it is very handy, just behind the shop.The chef, Francois, is French but lived in Hull for 20 years and ended up as secretary of Hull FC rugby league club. The food is French but there's more of an english menu for the kids if they are not that adventurous. One should be...

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  • Guines, not the coziest place to go

    Guînes Tourist Traps

    My husband and I have just returned from what we had hoped would be a very pleasant and relaxing vacation in Guines, France. We had booked a hotel room at Auberge de Colombier which is connected to an adjoining campsite. From the beginning there were problems. The signs to find the hotel were very difficult to understand (no clear direction given)....

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  • Adventure trought the trees

    Guînes Things to Do

    If you like adventure and feel the emptiness under your feet, you will love this theme park! You will walk on a cable with 6 to 15 meters under you! Check out their web site for more infos! http://www.passiondaventure.com or http://www.cyanopale.com/ngnpassionav.htmI loved it and the more you do it, the more you like it! I recommend to do it in the...

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Étaples

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  • Étaples WWI Commonwealth camps and...

    Étaples Things to Do

    During WW I Etaples called "Eat Apples" by the British was notorious because 100.000 troops were camped in the area as wel as 16 hospitals which could deal with 22.000 wounded or sick. It was close to the harbours of Le Havre and Boulogne, remote from attack, except from aircraft, and accessible by railway from both the northern or the southern...

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  • Escal'Hotel

    Étaples Hotels

    9, rue du Rivage, Etaples Sur Mer, 62630, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Maintenance and re-engraving of the...

    Étaples Things to Do

    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains over a million war graves as well as hundreds of memorials honouring the 750,000 war dead who have no known grave.An important task of the CWGC is to keep the inscriptions on headstones and memorials legible. The commission has set criteria for the legibility: the inscriptions should be legible at a...

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Beussent

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  • Guided tour of the factory

    Beussent Things to Do

    The chocolaterie offers free guided tours during the summer season. When I went there with my parents, there were a lot of noisy children and of adult chocolate lovers. A man like the one you see here will speak (in French only) about how they make chocolate in Beussent.

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  • A chocolate rabbit

    Beussent Local Customs

    Our guide show us how they produce chocolate animals like this rabbit. They have a plastic box with the desired shape (see the second photo), which is filled with liquid chocolate and closed. After some time, the chocolate that was in contact with the inner side of the box has become solid while the rest is still liquid: the box is opened and the...

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  • Chocolate art works

    Beussent Local Customs

    During the visit you can see some beautiful sculptures made with chocolate: a cathedral, a palace and some animals.

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Wimereux

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  • Day Trip from Calais to Wimereux/Wimille

    Wimereux Things to Do

    It appears that trains from Calais only stop at Wimille/Wimereux on Saturdays!! There is a bus stop opposite the station where you can pick up a 'Div'In' double decker bus No 9 which takes the scenic coastal road to W/W - but the timetables aren't very informative and none of the bus drivers seemed to have much information. In fact we only managed...

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  • Hotel Atlantic

    Wimereux Hotels

    Digue De Mer, Wimereux, 62930, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • SIMPLY SUPERB

    Wimereux Restaurants

    The restraunt is in the hotel we stayed at, it is in its own courtyard and quiet and welcoming We had the fixed price dinner - exellent value at 19 euro each. starter was a hot tuna mousse with a tomato coulis which was like heaven in your mouth, for the entree we had steak with pepper sauce done to perfection and for pudding was a raspberry...

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Sangatte

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  • Bus to Calais

    Sangatte Transportation

    Dont fancy driving, do you prefer a glass of wine or beer? then why not try the local bus, No 9 from Sangatte to Calais and back!!!Ne fantaisie affaiblies, préférez -vous un verre de vin ou bière? alors pourquoi ne pas essayer le bus locaux, n° 9 du centre de Calais et retour!!!The bus runs on Mondays to Saturdays ONLY, not on Sundays or public...

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  • English Breakfast

    Sangatte What to Pack

    If you love the traditional English, Sausages and bacon. Do not waste your time looking for them in France. (places advertise them but they are not the same).BRING THEM WITH YOU.Si vous aimez le traditionnel anglais, Saucisses et les lardons. Ne pas perdre votre temps à chercher en France. (publicité endroits mais ils ne sont pas les mêmes).ELLES...

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  • In Sangatte

    Sangatte Favorites

    When in Sangatte, I recommend you visit the "Week-end" cafe, where you will recieve a warm welcome, here you can buy a pack of cigarettes, a beer or enjoy a lovely meal.Around the corner is the Community Hall, which holds many events throughout the year and has a petanque (boules) area outside.Quand au Sangatte, je vous recommande visiter la...

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