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Hauts-de-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.

86km

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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).

92km

49.08331.5333

Centre-Val de Loire

Centre-Val de Loire is a large inland region of central France located to the south-west of the French capital Paris. The name reflects the fact that much of this region embraces the renowned valley of the river Loire. The region is known for its fine historical towns, its vineyards and agricultural produce and its many beautiful castles (châteaux).

120km

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Rouen

Rouen is the capital of the French region of Upper Normandy on the River Seine, 135 km northwest from the centre of Paris. The city has a population of 110,000 and its metropolitan area includes some 520,000 inhabitants. It is where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, but the main reason for visiting is its incredible cathedral that inspired Monet to paint over 30 canvases. Rouen was the home of the author, Gustave Flaubert.

145km

49.44121.0963

Poperinge

municipality in West Flanders, Belgium

149km

50.852.7333

Lille

commune in Nord, France

150km

50.63723.0633

Loire Valley

French World Heritage Site

216km

47.30.7

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.

260km

49.20.0167

Antwerp

municipality in the province of Antwerp, Belgium

283km

51.22064.3997

London

capital and largest city of the United Kingdom

333km

51.5086-0.1264

South Limburg

region in Limburg, the Netherlands

418km

50.912565.87563

Geneva

city in Switzerland and capital of its canton

467km

46.26.15
Sights

Centre Pompidou

contemporary art museum in Paris, France

374m

48.8606532.352411

Île de la Cité

island in the river Seine, Paris, France

400m

48.854722222.3475

Mémorial de la Shoah

French Holocaust museum

584m

48.85482.3562

Sainte-Chapelle

chapel located in Paris, in France

669m

48.855277782.345

Panthéon

mausoleum in Paris

923m

48.846111112.34583333

Jardin du Luxembourg

urban park in Paris, France

1.7km

48.846944442.33722222

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Museum of the decorative arts and design located in the Louvre's northwest wing

1.9km

48.862783332.33410833

Montmartre

hill in the north of Paris, France

2.5km

48.886944442.34111111

Musée de l'Orangerie

art gallery in Paris, France

3.2km

48.863855562.32227222

Les Invalides

complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France

4.3km

48.8552.3125

Eiffel Tower

tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France

6.3km

48.858222222.2945

Arc de Triomphe

Triumphal arch in Paris

6.4km

48.87382.295

French Open

French Open Tennis Championships

11km

48.847166672.24925

La Défense

dedicated business district outside of Paris

12km

48.891741672.24083333

Palace of Versailles

palace in Versailles, France and location of the Museum of the History of France

25km

48.80482.1203

Beauvais

Prefecture and commune in Hauts-de-France, France

50km

49.43032.0952

Picardy

Region of France

71km

49.52.83333333

Chartres

commune in Eure-et-Loir, France

100km

48.4561.484

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Paris

France
Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is one of the largest agglomerations in Europe, with 2.2 million people living in the dense (105 km²) central city, 7 million people in the Metropole du Grand Paris and almost 12 million people living in the metropolitan area. In the north of the country on the river Seine, Paris has the reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.

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