Browsing: Hauts-de-France

Regions of France Hauts-de-France June 2016 copyright French Moments

Hauts-de-France comprises of the former administrative regions of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie. The head city is Lille. The region is home to almost 6 million people, making it France’s third most populous region. The Hauts-de-France includes 5 départements (Aisne, Nord, Oise, Pas-de-Calais, Somme) and 3,838 communes including large cities such as Lille, Amiens, Roubaix, Dunkirk, Tourcoing, Lens, Douai, Valenciennes, Calais, Maubeuge, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Saint-Quentin, Beauvais and Béthune.

Arras Squares of Arras from above © Pir6mon - licence [CC BY-SA 3

Arras is famous for its two grand arcaded Flemish-style squares: Grand’Place and Place des Héros…

Cities of France Bergues 01 © Michelle Martin - French Moments

Nicknamed the “other Bruges of Flanders”, Bergues is a welcoming little town thanks to the…