22 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

22 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Halifax
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  11 h 15 min
1
Lille
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Amiens
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Laon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Charly-Sur-Marne
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Halifax

5
nights
Lille

Lille ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Stock Exchange and Wormhoudt Massacre Site are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieux-Lille and Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Lille side-trips: Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens), Plage de Malo-les-Bains (in Dunkirk) and Brasserie du Steph (in Rosult). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie Artisanale Dreum, see the interesting displays at Musee La Piscine, and learn about all things military at Carriere Wellington.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lille trip maker app.

Halifax, Canada to Lille is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Lille is 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lille are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Arras, Lens, Site Ornithologique des Cinq Tailles, VC Corner Australian Cemetery, Plage de Malo-les-Bains
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 15:
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Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery ©
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery

4
nights
Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage ©
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Coupole and Etaples Military Cemetery. Popular historic sites such as Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu and Eglise Saint-Martin are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Touquet – Paris-Plage: Calais (Calais Beach & Calais Wine Superstore), Boulogne-sur-Mer (Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer & Nausicaa) and Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club (in Lumbres). There's lots more to do: stroll through Le Touquet Beach, kick back and relax at Wissant Beach, make a trip to Abbatiale Saint-Saulve, and tee off at Golf du Touquet.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Le Touquet – Paris-Plage day trip site.

You can take a train from Lille to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to Amiens.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Montreuil-sur-Mer, Calais, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Eglise Saint-Martin, Etaples Military Cemetery
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
Etaples Military Cemetery ©
Etaples Military Cemetery
La Coupole ©
La Coupole

4
nights
Amiens

Amiens
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Australian National Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St-Leu and Maison de Jules Verne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amiens: Abbaye Royale du Moncel (in Pontpoint), Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert) and Beaumont-Hamel (Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery & Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, explore the striking landscape at Les Puits Tournants de Frechencourt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and look for gifts at La Cave du Houblon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amiens road trip app.

Traveling by train from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Amiens takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Amiens sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Laon.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chantilly City, Senlis, Beaumont-Hamel, Abbaye Royale du Moncel, Les Puits Tournants de Frechencourt
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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St-Leu
St-Leu
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

4
nights
Laon

Laon ©
Laon is the capital city of the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France, northern France. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon and Ensemble abbatial Saint-Martin will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Pierrefonds and Chateau de Trelon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Laon: Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes (in Soissons), Abbaye Saint-Jean Aux Bois (in Saint-Jean-aux-Bois) and Eglise Saint-Martin de Jeantes (in Jeantes). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Golf de l'Ailette, explore the ancient world of Fort De La Malmaison, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Vauclair, and steep yourself in history at Eglise Saint-Medard de Parfondeval.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Laon trip planner.

Getting from Amiens to Laon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. September in Laon sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Charly-Sur-Marne.

Things to do in Laon

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Saint-Quentin City, Somme American Cemetery and Memorial, Chateau de Pierrefonds, Eglise Saint-Medard de Parfondeval, Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon
Somme American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Somme American Cemetery and Memorial

3
nights
Charly-Sur-Marne

Charly-Sur-Marne
Charly-sur-Marne is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.Charly was an old fortified city dating from 9th century Burgundy, it was renamed Charly-sur-Marne in 2006.GeographyThe old city lies to the north of the Marne River. Visit Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau and Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Champagne Fallet-Dart and Champagne Dechelle Henri et Fille. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charly-Sur-Marne: Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils (in Passy-sur-Marne), Champagne Sourdet-Diot (in La Chapelle-Monthodon) and La Ferte-Milon (Chateau de La Ferte-Milon & Musee Regional du Machinisme Agricole). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Champagne Gioria Latizeau, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Conde, stroll the grounds of British Cemetery - Montreuil-aux-Lions, and witness the site of a historic battle at Les Fantomes de Landowski.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Charly-Sur-Marne road trip app.

Traveling by car from Laon to Charly-Sur-Marne takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charly-Sur-Marne

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Belleau, La Ferte-Milon, Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils, Champagne Dechelle Henri et Fille, Les Fantomes de Landowski
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau
Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau
Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery ©
Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery
Champagne Fallet-Dart ©
Champagne Fallet-Dart