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 Laon
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Laon
— 8 nights
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Trelon
— 7 nights
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Douai
— 8 nights
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Saint-Omer
— 9 nights
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Etaples
— 8 nights
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Amiens
— 9 nights
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Chantilly City
— 9 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Boston

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Laon — 8 nights

Laon is the capital city of the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France, northern France. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon and Porte d'Ardon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation and Village des Metiers D'antan & Musee Motobecane. Explore Laon's surroundings by going to Soissons (Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes & Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais), Belleau (Aisne Marne American Cemetery, Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery, &more) and Chateau of Coucy (in Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Porte de Soissons, step into the grandiose world of Chateau-Fort de Guise, take in the history at Les Fantomes de Landowski, and get engrossed in the history at Caverne du Dragon.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Laon vacation planning app.

Boston, USA to Laon is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, Laon is a bit cooler than Boston - with highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Trelon.
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Trelon — 7 nights

Trélon is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.Trélon forms the western edge of the Calestienne region. Chateau de Trelon and Eglise Saint-Martin de Jeantes will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at AMV Atelier-Musee Du Verre and Musee des Bois Jolis. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint-Medard de Parfondeval (in Parfondeval), Musee departemental Matisse (in Le Cateau-Cambresis) and Maison Familiale d'Henri Matisse (in Bohain-en-Vermandois). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at MTVS - Musee du Textile et de la Vie Sociale, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Thierache, contemplate the long history of Avesnes sur Helpe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Trelon trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Laon to Trelon takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Laon in October, Trelon is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Douai.
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Douai — 8 nights

Douai is a commune in the Nord département in northern France. Get some cultural insight at Carriere Wellington and Musée du Louvre-Lens. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Chartreuse and Centre Historique Mnier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Douai: Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette (in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire), Philosophe British Cemetery (in Mazingarbe) and Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery (in Arras). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Saint Pierre, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, and gain a rich perspective with Beffroi de Douai.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Douai vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Trelon to Douai takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Douai can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Omer.
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Saint-Omer — 9 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Coupole and Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Blockhaus d'Eperlecques and Tour de L'horloge. Venture out of the city with trips to Calais (Phare de Calais, Calais Wine Superstore, &more), Wormhoudt Massacre Site (in Esquelbecq) and Cap Blanc-Nez (in Escalles). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint-Omer Cathedrale, put a fun spin on your tour with Les Enigmes de Vissery, explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Portuaire, and contemplate the long history of The Jacques Deramaux Mine Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Omer journey planner.

Traveling by car from Douai to Saint-Omer takes 1.5 hours. In October in Saint-Omer, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Etaples.
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Etaples — 8 nights

Étaples or Étaples-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Visit Etaples Military Cemetery and Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Mareis and Chantier de Construction Navale Traditionnelle. Get out of town with these interesting Etaples side-trips: Boulogne-sur-Mer (Cathedrale Notre-Dame Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Promenade des Remparts, &more), Parc du Marquenterre (in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont) and Audinghen (Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique & Cap Gris-Nez). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Le Touquet Beach, identify plant and animal life at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, admire the striking features of The Citadel, and look for gifts at BiBoViNo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Etaples trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Omer to Etaples takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Etaples are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Amiens.
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Amiens — 9 nights

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 Parc Samara. Museum-lovers will appreciate Maison de Jules Verne and Musee de Picardie. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel), Chateau de Mesnieres (in Mesnieres-en-Bray) and Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, visit St-Leu, explore the world behind art at Musee de Dieppe, and see the interesting displays at V1 Site at Val Ygot.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amiens tour planner.

Traveling by car from Etaples to Amiens takes 1.5 hours. In November in Amiens, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chantilly City.
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Chantilly City — 9 nights

Chateau de Chantilly and Pavillon de Manse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Chateau de Pierrefonds and Eglise Notre-dame De Chantilly for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Chantilly City: Parc Saint Paul (in Saint-Paul), Chateau de La Roche-Guyon (in La Roche-Guyon) and L'Allee Couverte De Dampsmesnil (in Les Andelys).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Chantilly City tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amiens to Chantilly City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Chantilly City sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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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