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Lille

commune in Nord, France

64km

50.63723.0633

Poperinge

municipality in West Flanders, Belgium

65km

50.852.7333

Ypres

city in West Flanders, Belgium

68km

50.852.8833

Paris

capital and largest city of France

86km

48.8562.351

Bruges

municipality in West Flanders, Belgium

107km

51.20943.2249

Ghent

city in East Flanders, Belgium

139km

51.053.7333

Giverny

Giverny is a small French village 80 km to the west of the capital city Paris, within the valley of the river Seine and the northern region of Upper Normandy. The village is best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet. Most attractions are closed for winter (November-March).

143km

49.08331.5333

Mons

city in Hainaut, Belgium

143km

50.453.95

Normandy

Normandy (French: Normandie, Norman: Normaundie) is a region of northern France, bordering the English Channel. Once the centre of a powerful medieval empire that controlled a significant area of continental Europe, and most of England and Wales, Normandy has an incredibly rich heritage to draw from. Many visitors come to be enchanted by historical attractions such as the triple peaks of Rouen cathedral, the Bayeux Tapestry's engrossing tale of vengeance and conquest, and the fantastical abbey atop Mont Saint-Michel. Normandy is also famed for the D-Day Allied invasion on 6 June, 1944, and the brutal inland fighting that ensued, but which eventually resulted in the liberation of France from Nazi rule.

303km

49.20.0167
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Picardy

Region of France

33km

49.52.83333333

Citadel of Lille

A masterpiece of 17th century defensive military architecture, built in the reign of Louis XIV and designed by Vauban, the famous French military architect. In the same area is a zoo (free of charge) and a lovely park.

63km

50.641111113.04444444

Beauvais

Prefecture and commune in Hauts-de-France, France

76km

49.43032.0952

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Hauts-de-France

France
Hauts-de-France is the northernmost region of France, located to the north of the French capital Paris and situated on the English Channel at the point closest to England. The region also fronts much of the French border with Belgium. The area is sadly known for its central part in the trench warfare of the First World War (1914-1918), perhaps most notoriously the Battle of the Somme, which lasted four and a half months during which more than one million men and women lost their lives. Unsurprisingly, Hauts-de-France hosts a large number of battlefields, war cemeteries and memorials. Less well-known, but still worth your time are the region's many belfries and Gothic churches, and the remnants of France's industrial heartland. Hauts-de-France was created in 2016 by merging Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy.

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