Nord-Pas de Calais is a former French administrative region, bordered by the Belgian border, the English Channel and the North Sea... and to the south by Picardy. At the very top of the French map, and paradoxically very low by the legendary altitude of this dish country as the Great Jacques Brel sang so well.

Nord-Pas de Calais enjoys a large number of clichés which are in fact its real assets: yes, its carnivals are exuberant and its skies often rainy, its friendliness is spontaneous, its industries are at half mast, its beaches are endless and its French-fry huts are in the shade of the belfries.

Nord-Pas de Calais is nonetheless a dynamic and enthusiastic territory, which has entered the 21st century particularly well. The cities smoked by coal and the smoke of the textile industries have taken a magnificent revenge on History, by an intelligent and enlightened reconversion: the streets of Vieux-Lille are dazzling and chic, the old factories of Roubaix or Tourcoing are places of innovation and culture. And from the Flemish country to Hainaut via the Cambrésis, there is no shortage of pleasures to satisfy your appetite for culture, gastronomy or discoveries in the open air.

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Top 10 destinations pour organiser un séminaire

A large proportion of large companies and associations with many employees organise seminars. A company seminar is a working time that aims to bring together employees of the same company or group that has branches all over a territory in order to reflect on specific themes, stimulate productivity, increase employees' skills, or even reward them. It can also be a team building convention, a time that aims to increase the well-being of ...

Calais et Amiens, succès colossaux

Impressive dimensions, majestic enchantment and record-breaking crowds, this is what links Amiens Cathedral, which is celebrating its 800th anniversary, and the brand new Dragon de Calais. Two spearheads to discover or rediscover in the Hauts-de-France this year! Popularity worthy of the beast! The 15-metre high and 25-metre long monster came out of the dark bowels of the earth last November. The beast, almost tamed, welcomes several times ...

Week-end sous le signe de la littérature à Bondues

The Bondues Book Fair allows thousands of readers to meet people from the world of literature. They are authors or publishers and come to exchange with the public during autograph sessions, forums or workshops on specific themes. There are also exhibitions on the premises and children are welcome as they are offered manual activities and a reading area. This year, the wellness area is coming back, so visitors will be able to meet ...

Sacrée Architecture : exposition autour de la passion d'un collectionneur anonyme à Cassel

The Museum of Flanders presents an exhibition about the passion of an anonymous collector for church interiors. For many years, a man who dreamed of being an architect collected about fifty paintings by Dutch and Flemish artists of the 16th and 17th centuries. These works all represent church interiors, animated with sketches of daily life. This unique and representative collection of Northern School architectural painting shows the bridge ...

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