Northern France

Anneau de la Mémoire ©Jérome POUILLE
Anneau de la Mémoire ©Jérome POUILLE

Northern France is surprisingly rural, gorgeous and overflowing with culture.
People here are proud of our shared history and whilst the weather is much like
home, the welcome is always warm. Whether you are coming for a cultural visit,
shopping and gastronomy, wartime history, coastal activities or just to relax
and enjoy a taste of France, your perfect break is much closer than you think!

Top 5 For 2016

Watch EURO 2016 with the England vs Wales match in Lens on the 16th of June
and the Italy vs Ireland match in Lille on the 22nd of June.

Battle Of Fromelles Centenary
On the 19th and 20th of July 1916, Fromelles became the theatre of a bloody
battle in which British and Australian troops were defeated against the German
6th Army. Nowadays, many monuments and venues around Fromelles still
commemorate the many lives that were lost on those terrible days, on
both sides.

Exhibition “Modigliani, The Inner Eye”
From the 27th of February to the 6th of June, the LaM Museum in Villeneuve
d’Ascq will host a unique exhibition on Modigliani. Over 120 works, including a
hundred by Modigliani himself, will display the artist’s genius.

Northern France In 1914-1918
A new museum dedicated to WW1 that will allow you to understand thematically
and chronologically the main stages of the conflict.

The new Memorial in Neuville-Saint-Vaast will be dedicated to telling the story
of a WW1 Christmas like no other.

What We Are Looking Forward To In 2016

Louvre Lens Museum
Visit the new museum dedicated to WW1 in Souchez, the Lens on
the 1914-1918 Peace and War museum.

What We Are Looking Forward To In 2017

Battle Of Arras
2017 will be the centenary of the Battle of Arras with the celebration
of Vimy for Canada and the UK.

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