The Nord-Pas de Calais region is home to a great many treasures. Ramblers, holiday makers, lovers of walking trails and day trippers are often « stunned » by so many surprises: views, explosions of colour, well-preserved habitats, heritage gems, museums …
There are countless opportunities for enjoying the region! Visitors have to see the beaches of fine sand, the dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see, and hear the sounds of the gulls and the wind. Strap into a sand yacht and set off at speed. Witness the Deux Caps and have your breath taken away. Discover the exceptional plants and wildlife at the Regional Nature Parks. Climb to the peaks of listed mountains and savour a regional dish at the foot of an old mill. Glide along a lake and listen to the sail billowing in the wind. Take part in one of the many cultural festivals, spectacles and gatherings. Bounce along with a colourful crowd at a match or festival one evening. Visit the museums, the belfries, the fortified cities, the lighthouses and the ports. Get carried away by the band at a carnival… and then, go out and do it all again. Walk alongside the giants and their handlers… and even enjoy a dance with them. Sit down to eat at an estaminet, put the world to rights… and play a game of Flemish billiards.
It’s enough to make you want to visit, revisit and fully understand the Nord-Pas de Calais region. A region, and its inhabitants, that can offer a welcome to all types of visitor, whether they want to relax, walk, spectate, travel on business or just to have a look around…
Welcome you to our place!
Lille, Opéra et beffroi de la CCI © CRT Nord-Pas-de-Calais - Pascal Morès
Lens, Louvre © Musée du Louvre-Lens - Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, Tim Culbert + Celia Imrey / IMREY CULBERT, Catherine Mosbach / Muséographie : Studio Adrien Gardère. Photographie Philippe Chancel.
Douai, Fêtes de Gayan © CRT Nord-Pas-de-Calais - Xavier Alphand
Loos-en-Gohelle, Terrils jumeaux © CRT Nord-Pas-de-Calais - Eric Desaunois