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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FRAC Nord - Pas de Calais - Belvédère Party - tous les derniers jeudis du mois

An extraordinary concept at the FRAC in Dunkirk: Bringing contemporary art lovers to listen to current music, bringing music lovers and making them aware of contemporary art, or simply bringing together art lovers in general, always curious to discover new things. It takes place on the top floor "Le Belevédère" around a musical aperitif. Every last Thursday of the month from 6:00 to 11:00. Price: 2 € (1€ for students).

Calais, station balnéaire du XXIème siècle !

If Calais surprises by its strategic location in the heart of the Golden Triangle, its preserved environment and its rich cultural heritage, Calais is constantly innovating to give the best to its inhabitants and visitors. Once again this year, the event "Calais enlivens summer" plunges the city into the heart of shows and entertainment. The Channel's national stage also hosts the great and very colourful equestrian show "Zingaro", of ...

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