Browsing: Hauts-de-France

Hauts-de-France Map © 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 Square in Arras at Christmas © Edith DuBois

The Arras Christmas Market has become one of the most important festive events organised in the North…

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