Nord-Pas de Calais is a region in northern France which includes 90km of beach, sand dunes and cliffs that stretch between Calais and Berck-sur-Mer. The main attractions are undoubtedly the villages on the seashore.
Calais, the English city of France, is located 40 km from England and other places include Le Touquet, a nostalgic village reminiscent of the 1920s, the fishing village ETAPLES and Wimereux. Whenever you have the chance to visit the area, you should know that there are other sites that deserve to be seen as well, such as the historic beaches of Dunkirk and Bologna-sur-Mer. In here you will find restaurants serving savory dishes of fish and attractive medieval neighborhoods.
Away from the coast, Arras is one of the most beautiful cities in northern France, which has a high cathedral squares and arcades. Just 8km away there is the location called Vimy Ridge, site of some of the fiercest battles of the Second World War, preserved for remembering the numerous lives lost tragically.
Dunkirk is a city in the north of France near the border with Belgium. It is also located in North-Pas-de-Calais, in the Northern department. Most of the Dunkirk area is created by sand dunes and that is how the town got its name, which comes from the old Flemish word for “Church in the dunes.” Dunkirk is situated on the North Sea coast and is best known for ship transport.
Its port is the third largest French onet (after Port in Marseille and Le Havre). Dunkirk also is renowned as the venue of the traditional Mardi Gras Carnival, when the whole town is dressed in masks and celebrates. However, it has a sad history of World War II. It has about 70,000 inhabitants today.
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage is a small town and the most famous beach resort in France. Located in the north of the country, in Pas-de-Calais, it is a department at the mouth of the River Cancha. Today approximately 5,700 inhabitants live in here. Le Touquet-Paris-Plage mainly attracts visitors for its beautiful beaches.
All in all, whenever you visit France make sure you pay a visit to Nord-Pas de Calais, because you will never regret it. With such amazing touristic sites, you will enjoy your time more and more with every day of your trip. So make sure you take full advantage of the information presented to you in the lines above.