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Things to do and see in Nord Pas de Calais
Find places of interest, things to do and events going happening in Nord Pas de Calais
La Piscine Museum, LilleThis fantastic 20th century art museum is in a renovated interior pool. It has a collection of paintings from the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as vases, needlepoint work, stained glass, and
Palais des Beaux-Arts - LilleThe Palais des Beaux-Arts of Lille is thought to be the largest general interest museum in France after the Louvre. The collections are the object of worldwide renown and provide a comprehensive over
The Citadel Park and Zoo - LilleThe Citadel Park and Zoo is Lille's largest (50 hectares) and most popular park, brings a breath of fresh air to the city. There is also a children's playground and picturesque walks along the banks o
Place du General de Gaulle (Grand Place) - LilleThis is a wonderful place to visit, located right in the city centre. It has many beautiful buildings, numerous restaurants and cafes surrounding the square. For several days at the end of April the a
La CoupoleLa Coupole is a World War 2 German rocket base near St-Omer.
2013 festivals and events calendar
Turkey Festival - Licques
14 Dec 2013 - 15 Dec 2013
The small town of Licques, famed for its delicious turkeys that are reared in time for Christmas, is situated between Calais and Boulogne. The turkeys are paraded through the streets preceded by the Confrerie de Licques (the town's VIPs) during its Fête de la Dinde.
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Getting to Nord Pas de Calais
Catch one of the ferries or Eurotunnel to Calais and you are there. This is one of the smallest regions of France so you are not more than two hours away form anywhere in the region by car.
If you plan to travel on later the area has excellent road connections with Paris and the rest of France via the A26 and A25 motorways.