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This region in the north of France is best known for its beautiful Flemish cities with noble town houses, magnificent city halls, ornate churches and some of the country's finest art collections. This was the result of a flourishing textile and coalmine industry up to the 20th century.

But you will also find many wounds of the first world war. War memorials, battlefields and cemeteries are what is left of the cruel war. It was among the fields and villages of the Somme, that the main battle lines of World War I were drawn.


  • Last visit to Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated May 13, 2007
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2009 at 3:46 AM

    Nice introduction to Nord-Pas-de-Calais. I don't know this part of France, but I am now reading a French novel, Zola's Germinal, which takes place there.

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2008 at 2:19 AM

    Nice page on this region that I discovered in 2007. However, we didn't visit Lille and Béthune and were very unlucky with the weather in Montreuil.

  • steventilly's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2007 at 5:42 AM

    Nice page showcasing your other Pas-de-Calais pages. You certainly know some good hotels!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2007 at 2:13 PM

    Wow, the architecture of Bethune & Place des Héros looks terrific ! Thanks for sharing !

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2007 at 10:53 AM

    Whenever i will spent my second honeymoon, it will be... Thx for the hotel tips - greetz from Gent

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2007 at 6:45 AM

    Hello, Helga! It's a great place for an enjoyable visit I'm sure! Thanks for introduction! <:>

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