21 days in Nord Itinerary

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Cassel
— 3 nights
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Lille
— 5 nights
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Douai
— 3 nights
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Valenciennes
— 3 nights
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Maubeuge
— 3 nights
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Cambrai
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Cassel — 3 nights

Cassel is a commune in the Nord départment in northern France. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jardin Public de Saint-Omer and La Motte Castrale Et Sa Prison. Explore Cassel's surroundings by going to Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club (in Lumbres) and La Coupole (in Wizernes). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Flander Museum, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Mont des Recollets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Saint-Pierre, and explore the activities along Etangs de Romelaere.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cassel trip itinerary planning tool.

Saint-Omer to Cassel is an approximately half hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Cassel are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lille.
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Lille — 5 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grande Place and Vieux-Lille. The adventure continues: examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, have some family-friendly fun at Koezio, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac du Heron, and relax in the rural setting at La Ferme Marcel Dhenin.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lille journey maker.

Traveling by car from Cassel to Lille takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Lille are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Douai.
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Douai — 3 nights

Douai is a commune in the Nord département in northern France. Family-friendly places like Musee de la Chartreuse and Collegiale Saint Pierre will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Arras (Heroes Square, Le Beffroi d'Arras, &more), Bailleul Road East Cemetery (in Saint-Laurent-Blangy) and Lens (Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19 & Mairie de Pont-a-Vendin). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame (St Maurand St Ame), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and examine the collection at Musée du Louvre-Lens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Douai trip tool.

Drive from Lille to Douai in an hour. In June in Douai, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Valenciennes.
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Valenciennes — 3 nights

Valenciennes is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.It lies on the Scheldt river. Bring the kids along to Pure Aventure and Parc de La Porte du Hainaut. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valenciennes: Ors (Ors British Cemetery, Ors Communal Cemetery, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts Valenciennes, admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Ville de Valenciennes, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Gery, and stop by Shopping center Place d'Armes.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Valenciennes sightseeing planner.

Getting from Douai to Valenciennes by car takes about an hour. In June in Valenciennes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maubeuge.
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Maubeuge — 3 nights

Maubeuge is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.It is situated on both banks of the Sambre, 36km east of Valenciennes and about 9km from the Belgian border.HistoryMaubeuge owes its origin to Maubeuge Abbey, a double monastery, for men and women, founded in the 7th century by Saint Aldego, the relics of whom are preserved in the church. Bring the kids along to ValJoly and Amusement park TERRALTITUDE. Venture out of the city with trips to Hirson (Ile Verte & Cascade de Blangy), Eglise Saint-Medard de Parfondeval (in Parfondeval) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Givet). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Maubeuge, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre, see the interesting displays at AMV Atelier-Musee Du Verre, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Maubeuge travel planning tool.

You can drive from Valenciennes to Maubeuge in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Maubeuge are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cambrai.
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Cambrai — 3 nights

Cambrai is a commune in the Nord department and in the Hauts-de-France region of France on the Scheldt river, which is known locally as the Escaut river.A sub-prefecture of the department, Cambrai is a town which had 32,518 inhabitants in the Census of 2009. Bring the kids along to Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Musee de Picardie. Venture out of the city with trips to Amiens (St-Leu, Maison de Jules Verne, &more), Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel) and Thiepval Memorial (in Authuille). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee Somme 1916, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Puits Tournants de Frechencourt, and get engrossed in the history at Franco-Australian Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambrai trip planner.

You can drive from Maubeuge to Cambrai in an hour. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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