21 days in Nord Itinerary

21 days in Nord Itinerary

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Cassel
— 3 nights
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Lille
— 5 nights
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Douai
— 3 nights
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Valenciennes
— 3 nights
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Maubeuge
— 3 nights
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Cambrai
— 3 nights
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Cassel

— 3 nights
Cassel is a commune in the Nord départment in northern France. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Coupole and Jardin Public de Saint-Omer. Step out of Cassel to go to Lumbres and see Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Flander Museum, explore the activities along Etangs de Romelaere, make a trip to Steenmeulen, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grange Nature.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cassel trip itinerary app.

Saint-Omer to Cassel is an approximately half hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lille.

Things to do in Cassel

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lille

— 5 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grande Place and Lille Zoo. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Vieux-Lille, admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange, tour or see a game at Footsal, and explore the activities along Lac du Heron.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lille journey planner.

You can drive from Cassel to Lille in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Douai.

Things to do in Lille

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Douai

— 3 nights
Douai is a commune in the Nord département in northern France. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Musee de la Chartreuse and Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Douai: Bailleul Road East Cemetery (in Saint-Laurent-Blangy), Lens (Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19 & Mairie de Pont-a-Vendin) and Arras (Heroes Square, Le Beffroi d'Arras, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, make a trip to Porte de Valenciennes, contemplate the long history of Dury Canadian Battlefield Memorial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame (St Maurand St Ame).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Douai trip tool.

Drive from Lille to Douai in an hour. In June in Douai, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Valenciennes.

Things to do in Douai

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Valenciennes

— 3 nights
Valenciennes is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.It lies on the Scheldt river. Bring the kids along to Pure Aventure and Parc de La Porte du Hainaut. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valenciennes: Ors (Ors British Cemetery, Ors Communal Cemetery, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts Valenciennes, explore the activities along Etang du Vignoble, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Saint-Cordon, and make a trip to Fortifications.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Valenciennes trip planner.

You can drive from Douai to Valenciennes in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Maubeuge.

Things to do in Valenciennes

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

Maubeuge

— 3 nights
Maubeuge is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.It is situated on both banks of the Sambre, 36km east of Valenciennes and about 9km from the Belgian border.HistoryMaubeuge owes its origin to Maubeuge Abbey, a double monastery, for men and women, founded in the 7th century by Saint Aldego, the relics of whom are preserved in the church. Bring the kids along to ValJoly and Zoo de Maubeuge. Venture out of the city with trips to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Givet), Eglise Saint-Medard de Parfondeval (in Parfondeval) and Amusement park TERRALTITUDE (in Charleville-Mezieres). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Les Fortifications de Vauban, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Blangy, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Maubeuge online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Valenciennes to Maubeuge takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Maubeuge are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cambrai.

Things to do in Maubeuge

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cambrai

— 3 nights
Cambrai is a commune in the Nord department and in the Hauts-de-France region of France on the Scheldt river, which is known locally as the Escaut river.A sub-prefecture of the department, Cambrai is a town which had 32,518 inhabitants in the Census of 2009. Bring the kids along to Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Zoo d'Amiens. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel), Thiepval Memorial (in Authuille) and Amiens (St-Leu, Maison de Jules Verne, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee Somme 1916, pause for some serene contemplation at La Cathedrale Notre-Dame, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Puits Tournants de Frechencourt, and get engrossed in the history at Franco-Australian Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambrai trip planner.

You can drive from Maubeuge to Cambrai in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cambrai

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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