What to see in France

We love camping in the North!

Les remparts de Bergues dans le Nord
Les remparts de Bergues dans le Nord


Bordered by the sea, the Nord department is part of the Hauts de France region. This is also where the most northerly cities in France are located. Lille is the capital and also the prefecture. A camping holiday here will give you the opportunity to experience new things. The North is surprisingly quirky, energetic, lively and welcoming, as is its rich and colourful nature.

Campsites in the North

Discovering the Nord by choosing camping as your accommodation is ideal for a successful holiday. In the Nord department, 119 campsites are available to enable you to move around easily wherever you wish and thus discover the most beautiful sites in the North without constraint and without stress.


Northern cities

Lille is the main city of the North of France and has a great historical and architectural heritage. You should not leave Lille without seeing at least the Palais des Beaux-Arts, the Vieille Bourse, the Town Hall, the Grand-Place and the Palais Rihour. If you are in the north in September, then you must see the famous braderie, every year on the first weekend of September. You can't miss it, it stretches for a total of 100 kilometres!

50 kilometres south of Lille, the historic mining centre of Lewarde is the largest mining museum in France. There are permanent exhibitions on the world of mining, reconstructions, coal extraction sites and the "room of the hanged".

The small fortified town of Bergues is surrounded by canals and is very pleasant to walk around. Its tourism has developed a lot in the last ten years thanks to the film "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis". Its belfry and its 50-bell carillon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stand out from the rest of the town. At the top of this monument, a superb landscape awaits you.

If you are near Roubaix, visit the Musée d'Art et d'Industrie La Piscine, housed in a magnificent old Art Deco swimming pool.

Don't miss the port of Dunkirk and its port museum. Its two belfries (Saint-Eloi church and town hall) are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Nearby Lewarde, the magnificent belfry of Douai and its 62 bells (who can beat that?) is also worth seeing.

Finally, south of Douai (40 km), the Cistercian abbey of Vaucelles, which has the largest Cistercian chapter house in Europe, is a real gem.

The Opal Coast

Located mostly in the Pas-de-Calais, the Opal Coast starts by settling in Bray-Dunes in the North. It will offer you a magnificent landscape delimited by dunes, beaches, cliffs, charming villages and seaside resorts such as Malo-les-Bains, north of Dunkerque, whose beach of more than 4 kilometres is the main asset or Bray-Dunes which benefits from a superb natural heritage thanks to its coasts and its marine domain.


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