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Nord-Pas-de-Calais is one of 22 regions in France and is the most northerly; it consists of 2 departments; Nord and Pas-de-Calais. Nord is derived from North and Pas-de-Calais the French name for Strait of Calais. The region is known for being an industrial centre but there are many hidden gems that have become more available with the opening of the Channel Tunnel.

The regional capital of Nord-Pas-de-Calais is Lille.

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Tourism in Nord-Pas-de Calais
Regional Council of Nord-Pas-de-Calais

The coat of arms consists of a black lion standing on hind legs with red claws and tongue on a gold background.

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Boulogne-sur-Mer
Calais
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage
Lille

The flag of Region Nord-Pas de Calais is blue with the regional logo in the centre: the logo shows a yellow-orange heart and a white belfry. "Région / Nord-Pas de Calais" is written below the heart in white. The current logo of the Region was adopted by the Regional Council in 2007.

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  • Pros:Lots of local breweries
  • Last visit to Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Jun 2010
  • Intro Updated Nov 5, 2012
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