60 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

60 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Plailly
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Plailly
— 3 nights
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Chateau-Thierry
— 7 nights
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Saint-Quentin City
— 6 nights
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Amiens
— 10 nights
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 8 nights
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Saint-Omer
— 7 nights
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Lille
— 17 nights
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Plailly — 3 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Musee de la Nacre et de la Tabletterie in Meru (about 46 minutes away).

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Auckland, New Zealand to Plailly is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Plailly due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in August, expect nights in Plailly to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are much hotter, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chateau-Thierry.
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Chateau-Thierry — 7 nights

Château-Thierry is a French commune situated in the department of the Aisne, in the administrative region of Hauts-de-France and in the historic Province of Champagne.The origin of the name of the town is unknown. Venture out of the city with trips to Soissons (L'Arsenal & Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes) and Donjon de Septmonts (in Septmonts). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Chateau-Thierry Monument, join the crowd at Circuit des Ecuyers, don't miss a visit to Le Silo U1, and learn about winemaking at Champagne Fallet-Dart.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Chateau-Thierry trip planner.

You can drive from Plailly to Chateau-Thierry in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Chateau-Thierry when traveling from Plailly in August, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Quentin City.
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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 23:

Saint-Quentin City — 6 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Quentin City: AMV Atelier-Musee Du Verre (in Trelon), ValJoly (in Eppe-Sauvage) and Chateau of Coucy (in Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique).

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Quentin City trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Chateau-Thierry to Saint-Quentin City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Quentin City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amiens.
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Find places to stay Aug 23 — 29:

Amiens — 10 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pozieres Memorial (in Pozieres), Beaumont-Hamel (Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, &more) and Thiepval Memorial (in Authuille). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, walk around Parc Saint-Pierre, make a trip to Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and visit St-Leu.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Quentin City to Amiens takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Amiens, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 8:

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage — 8 nights

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. Get out of town with these interesting Le Touquet – Paris-Plage side-trips: Boulogne-sur-Mer (Nausicaa, Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer, &more), Saint-Valery-sur-Somme (Vaa en Baie & Be Baie) and Le Parc de la Falaise (in Le Portel). On the 10th (Sun), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Parc Bagatelle. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Rue St. Jean, observe the fascinating underwater world at Mareis, examine the collection at Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, and look for all kinds of wild species at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Le Touquet – Paris-Plage online itinerary planner.

Drive from Amiens to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint-Omer.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 16:

Saint-Omer — 7 nights

Saint-Omer in the Pas-de-Calais department is the starting point for the canals radiating out from the river Aa with a diverse population.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Omer: Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand (in Bray-Dunes), Escalles (Cran d'Escalles & Cap Blanc-Nez) and Phare de Gravelines (in Gravelines). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at La Coupole, contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs de Romelaere, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint-Omer Cathedrale, and stroll through Calais Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Omer attractions planner.

Drive from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Saint-Omer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lille.
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Lille — 17 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: Fortifications (in Le Quesnoy), St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery (in Haisnes) and Ablain-Saint-Nazaire (Anneau de la Memoire & Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, steep yourself in history at Old Stock Exchange, and make a trip to Grande Place.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lille vacation maker site.

Getting from Saint-Omer to Lille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lille are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — Oct 10:

Hauts-de-France travel guide

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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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