Saturday, June 11, 2011

Nord Pas-de Calais - Visit France

It couldn’t be easier to come and visit us! Nord Pas-de Calais is the closest French region to the UK, just across the Channel! So, immediate boarding; destination: change of scenery!

5 reasons to visit Nord Pas-de-Calais

>City living
Lille, the region’s capital, is only 80 minutes from London, boasting extensive shopping, restaurants, museums and monuments; other major towns include Calais, Boulogne-sur- Mer, Valenciennes, Arras, Dunkerque, Douai and Cambrai.

>Action and adventure seekers
From horse-riding to cycling, donkey trekking and sand-yachting on long sandy beaches, the region is a popular spot for families.

>For visitors interested in history
Long after the battle of Agincourt and the Field of the Cloth of Gold, Nord-Pas de Calais was at the heart of the conflicts of the First and Second World Wars.

>Rest and relax
The region is home to many leading spas and water therapy centres. From the countryside to the town centers there are large areas for relaxation and invigoration.

>For food lovers
Spicy sweet dishes, plenty of great beers to sample... Gourmet stops with cheeses, juniper brandy, salt meats, confectionary, seafood, waffles, and sweets... All of that with very friendly locals to welcome you.

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