Just over the border from Belgium and a hop across the Channel from England lies the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. A region of contrasting landscapes: forests and woods, gentle meadows and marshlands, rolling hills dotted with windmills, a varied coastline that stretches for miles and miles, wide-open spaces of unspoilt countryside that make up the Regional Natural Parks, a network of waterways for river cruising, and much, much more...
It is a region proud of its traditions where fairs, fêtes and festivals are so much a part of daily life. Steeped in history, discover the rich heritage of region's monuments, museums and historic cities dating from Roman times to the last World Wars. France is famous for its wonderful gastronomy and the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region is no exception with fine examples of mouthwatering regional specialities as well as numerous locally brewed beers.