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Discover the Hauts-de-France region

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The Hauts-de-France region is a welcoming and authentic region, combining nature, culture and traditions. It has 6 million inhabitants and attracts more than 9 million visitors each year, many of whom are lovers of nature and/or culture.


The wide variety of landscapes in the Hauts-de-France region has everything to seduce those who want a change of scene. There is a real mosaic to discover: forests, hedgerows, arable plains, marshes, immense beaches of fine sand or pebbles, fishing villages or relaxing seaside resorts.

Hiking enthusiasts will be delighted by the trails in the region's natural parks, for a relaxing, rejuvenating and peaceful holiday.

In the heart of the marvellous Baie de Somme, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can observe a colony of seal pups and many species of birds in the quiet of the seaside, especially in the Parc du Marquenterre, a privileged place for observing nature and animal and plant species.

Culture and heritage

In the Hauts-de-France region, you will discover the many cultural and architectural treasures of numerous towns with the "Cities of Art and History" label: majestic belfries listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the majestic castles of Chantilly, Compiègne and Pierrefonds, famous Gothic cathedrals, medieval cities, places of remembrance... The list is long and you will probably not have enough time to visit everything!

In terms of gourmet heritage, you will have the pleasure of discovering a gastronomy that reflects the region, a simple and generous cuisine that can be savoured at large convivial tables. Between land and sea, the riches of the land offer a wide range of flavours, enhanced by traditional know-how handed down from generation to generation, or revisited by great chefs. Craft beers, cheeses, seafood or even sweet delicacies, our regional products cooked with love and marked by the history of the region will delight gourmets in search of authentic flavours.

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