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Lille, Amiens, Saint-Omer, Arras…
Let yourself be charmed by the welcome and kindness of the “people of the North”.
Nord-Pas-de-Calais also has medieval belfries, cathedrals, mills, fine sandy beaches and cliffs.

Intertourisme, specialist in organizing trips in Nord-Pas de Calais-Picardie since 1981

Intertourisme is a travel agency specializing in organizing trips in the Nord-Pas de Calais-Picardie region. We offer a wide range of stays to discover the cultural and natural riches of this region: visits to museums, historical monuments, emblematic towns, discovery of local gastronomy, hikes in regional natural parks, etc. We work in partnership with tourism professionals in the region to offer our customers quality trips, tailor-made and adapted to their needs.

We are concerned about the environment and the impact of our travels on the planet: this is why we favor ecological modes of transport and environmentally friendly accommodation.

Which places to visit in Nord-Pas de Calais-Picardie ?

The Hauts-de-France region offers many interesting places to visit. First of all, the city of Lille is a must-see with its Grand Place, its belfry and its old town. Then, the Bay of Somme is a preserved and magnificent region, ideal for walks and outdoor activities.

You can also visit the towns of Amiens, Saint-Quentin or even Douai for their architectural heritage. History buffs can discover places commemorating the First World War, such as the Vimy memorial or the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette military cemetery.

Finally, the region is known for its culinary specialties such as mussels and fries, Flemish carbonnade or even maroilles.

What monuments can we discover in Nord-Pas de Calais-Picardie?

The Hauts-de-France region is full of historical and cultural monuments, witnesses to its rich past.

Among the most famous, we can cite the belfry of Béthune, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, as well as those of Douai and Arras. The Lille citadel, built by Vauban, is also an emblematic monument of the region.

The Familistère de Guise, a real estate complex designed by the industrialist Jean-Baptiste André Godin in the 19th century, is another remarkable place not to be missed.

Finally, the cathedrals of Amiens, Beauvais and Saint-Omer, as well as the basilica of Saint-Quentin, are architectural gems of the region that are absolutely worth visiting.

What are the villages to visit in Nord-Pas de Calais-Picardie?

Hauts-de-France is a region rich in picturesque and historic villages.

Among the essentials, we can cite:

– Gerberoy: a village with half-timbered houses and flowering roses which has inspired many artists;
– Saint-Amand-les-Eaux: famous for its thermal and industrial heritage, which has been transformed into spaces for leisure and relaxation;
– Montreuil-sur-Mer: an ancient medieval city surrounded by ramparts, with remarkable architecture and religious heritage;
– Laon: a medieval town perched on a hill, with a Gothic cathedral, cobbled streets and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside;
– Le Crotoy: a charming maritime village in the Bay of Somme, with a sandy beach, a fishing port and traditional houses.

These villages offer a great discovery of the region and an immersion in its cultural, historical and natural heritage.

What to drink in Hauts-de-France?

Many people don’t know it, but 10% of French AOC champagne wine is produced in Hauts-de-France. In the extreme south of Aisne around Château-Thierry, the hillsides benefit from excellent sunshine.

With nearly 200 breweries, beer irrigates the entire Hauts-de-France. Ethics take precedence over etiquette. Know-how, quality and diversity are the guarantees. At home, we never do things by halves when we talk about halves.

Some prefer to bite into them, others to drink them. Especially if they have fermented a little… In Hauts-de-France, elixirs made from red fruits are not in vain.

No more cider that we only drink on Epiphany and Candlemas from a stoneware bowl. Discarded, it is getting a new lease of life thanks to the numerous cider makers dispatched throughout Hauts-de-France.

The history of gin is imprinted in carbon on that of the workers in our region. Because it was the industrial revolution that allowed the expansion of this brandy from the Netherlands which today has the Protected Geographical Indication. Today, genever is a typical alcohol from Hauts-de-France, which is particularly enjoyed as a digestive.


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