Tourism - Nord

Nord is a French department that is part of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais. It is surrounded by Belgium and by the departments of Pas-de-Calais, Aisne and Somme. The main cities are Lille, Avesnes-sur-Helpe, Cambrai, Douai, Dunkerque and Valenciennes.

Nord benefits from having various landscapes with ‘Cordillère des Flandres’ five little sandy hills located by the Flemish border, the ‘Hainaut’ dotted with forests and green plains, coastline and swampy plains. Also, the coastline has dunes near the border in Bray-Dunes.

The historical heritage in the department possesses several fortified buildings dating from the 3rd century in Bavay. And the Vauban fortified buildings of Bergues andGravelines.

There are numerous traditions and events in the Nord department, in particular with the medieval celebrations and carnivals such as the one in Dunkerque. Also there are the parade of the Géants (giants) and the Braderie de Lille.

Top tourist cities in Nord


Tourism Lille

Lille is the biggest city in the northern  of France. It is the capital of the Nord département as well as of Nord-Pas de Calais region, it is located on the Deûle River, close to the Belgium's border. Lille surprises many visitors with its ...

Must : Église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine


Tourism Avesnes-sur-Helpe

Avesnes-sur-Helpe is situated in the department of the North and the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Sights in Avesnes-sur-Helpe The town hall dated at the 18th century The place of the Général-Leclerc The collegiate church Saint-Nicolas built in 1534 ...


Tourism Cambrai

The city offers a glimpse of her lovely assets as soon as we approach the surrounding plains, through the majestic alignment of three of its main towers. Cambrai, the capital of a largely rural district, cultivated many traditions, its specialties, its popular games and ...

Must : Musée de Cambrai


Tourism Douai

Douai, a town in the Northern Department was born of the river Scarpe. Its development is mainly due to its commercial activities. In the Middle Ages, its main activities were growing wheat. Then from the sixteenth century, it became a university town. When the ...

Must : Carillon du Beffroi


Tourism Dunkerque

Dunkirk is a town in the Nord department in the northern of France. It is located 10 km from the Belgian border. Dunkerque is the third port in France after Le Havre and Marseille. In addition to being an industrial center, it is also a cultural center, with its ...

Must : Musée portuaire de Dunkerque


Tourism Valenciennes

Discover a city with easy access, where gastronomy (restaurants, specialties) rubs generosity and warmth. With a history replete with art events, our city is certainly a destination not to be missed in the North. Sights in Valenciennes Church Square Saint Gery ...