22 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

22 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Fly
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Lille
— 5 nights
Train
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Amiens
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Laon
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Charly-Sur-Marne
— 3 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport

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Lille

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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Stock Exchange and VC Corner Australian Cemetery 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: Brasserie du Steph (in Rosult), Plage de Malo-les-Bains (in Dunkirk) and Wormhoudt Massacre Site (in Esquelbecq). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie Claeyssens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Sacre-Coeur.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lille trip tool.

Halifax, Canada to Lille is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Halifax to Lille. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 15:

4
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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 Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu. Popular historic sites such as Etaples Military Cemetery and Eglise Saint-Martin are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Touquet – Paris-Plage: Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club (in Lumbres), Calais (Calais Beach & Calais Wine Superstore) and Boulogne-sur-Mer (Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer & Nausicaa). 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.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, 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 2 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 drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

4
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Amiens

City of Canals

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 Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St-Leu and Chateau de Chantilly. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amiens: Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert), Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery (in Beaumont-Hamel) and Abbaye Royale du Moncel (in Pontpoint). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, stop by La Cave du Houblon, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and appreciate the history behind Australian National Memorial.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amiens day trip website.

You can drive from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Amiens in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Amiens, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Laon.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Casinos

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

4
nights
Laon

Laon is the capital city of the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France, northern France. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon and Somme American Cemetery and Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Pierrefonds and Ensemble abbatial Saint-Martin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Laon: Eglise Saint-Martin de Jeantes (in Jeantes), Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes (in Soissons) and Abbaye Saint-Jean Aux Bois (in Saint-Jean-aux-Bois). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Golf de l'Ailette, explore the ancient world of Fort De La Malmaison, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de Saint-Quentin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Vauclair.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Laon day trip planner.

You can drive from Amiens to Laon in 1.5 hours. September in Laon sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Charly-Sur-Marne.

Things to do in Laon

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

3
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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 Chateau de La Ferte-Milon for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Champagne Fallet-Dart and Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charly-Sur-Marne: Champagne Sourdet-Diot (in La Chapelle-Monthodon), Musee Regional du Machinisme Agricole (in La Ferte-Milon) and Les Fantomes de Landowski (in Oulchy-le-Chateau). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Champagne Gioria Latizeau, pause for some photo ops at British Cemetery - Montreuil-aux-Lions, stroll the grounds of Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Conde.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Hauts-de-France travel guide

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Theme Parks · Landmarks · Room Escape Games
Hauts-de-France is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014, from a merger of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015. France's Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016.The region covers an area of more than 31813km2, and has a population of 5,973,098.ToponymyThe region's interim name Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie was a hyphenated placename, created by hyphenating the merged regions' names—Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie—in alphabetical order.On 14 March 2016, well ahead of the 1 July deadline, the Regional council decided on Hauts-de-France as the region's permanent name,. The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Hauts-de-France, took effect.GeographyThe region borders Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) to the northeast, the English Channel to the northwest, as well as the French regions of Grand Est to the southeast, Île-de-France to the south, and Normandy to the southwest. It is connected to the United Kingdom (England) via the Channel Tunnel.

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