7 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

7 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Calais
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— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Ahmedabad


Calais — 1 night

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Crypte de la Basilique Notre-Dame, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nausicaa, and then stop by Calais Wine Superstore.

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Ahmedabad, India to Calais is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, expect Calais to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Lille.
Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Lille — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Musée du Louvre-Lens, appreciate the history behind Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Porte de Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, don't miss a visit to Grande Place, take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, appreciate the history behind Beffroi de l'Hotel de Ville, then see the interesting displays at Musee La Piscine, and finally look for gifts at Le Grand Bassin.

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Getting from Calais to Lille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Lille are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to Amiens.
Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
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Amiens — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Maison de Jules Verne, make a trip to Australian National Memorial, look for gifts at Carnet de Voyages, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, and finally wander the streets of St-Leu.

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You can take a train from Lille to Amiens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Amiens are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Plailly.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Plailly — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Pavillon de Manse, admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Chantilly, then get in on the family fun at Parc Asterix, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Cils Design Oise.

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Getting from Amiens to Plailly by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Spas · Museums · Theme Parks
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Hauts-de-France travel guide

Theme Parks · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
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.