Days Out: Nord (59)
Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille
The largest fine art collection in northern France, including antiquities, a Mediaeval and Renaissance collection, 17th and 18th century ceramics, 18th century scale models and 19th century French sculpture. Place de la Republique, Lille (59).
Individuals: Guided visits in Citroen 2CV. Tasting local products. Transport. Weddings. Business: Teambuilding, games, incentives. Publicity. Open 10:00-19:00 1 Bis rue des Trois Couronnes, 59000 Lille.
Memorial du Souvenir - Historical Centre
Centre commemorating the Battle of Dunkerque and the Operation Dynamo evacuation during WWII. Open daily April-September. Visits at other times may be arranged with the Dunkerque Office of Tourism. Courtines du Bastion, 32 rue des Chant, Dunkirk (59).
Dunkerque Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal
Discover the activities of the LNG terminal in energy, sustainable development and industry. Free entry and groups welcome. Open Tuesday to Saturday 09:00-12:00 and 13:30-17:30. Next to Parc Galame, 513 rue Gaston Dereude 59279 Loon Plage.
A circular ornamental lake that connects to the River Escaut and the Sensee Canal by way of 3 locks. Cambrai (59).
Le Musee d’Histoire Naturelle
One of the largest museums in the region, this natural history museum features displays of mammals, birds and insects as well as exhibits on ethnology, geology and industry. Closed Tuesdays and Saturdays. 19 rue de Bruxelles, Lille (59).
The Claeyssens Distillery
See website for booking details (EN, NE, FR). One of the last working distilleries, producing juniper alcohol since 1817. Tour follows the stages of production, ending with a tasting. Souvenir shop. 1 rue de la Distillerie, 59118 Wambrechies
Fort du Reduit
Built in 1673 this small citadel houses the engineering services. There is a chapel in the middle of the fort. It is built in the classical style of French architecture and sports the coat of arms of France. Rue de Reduit, Lille (59).
Fromelles and Flanders Battlefield Tours
A local guide will take you on a tour of the battlefields of Northern France. Flanders fields, the Western front and some of the Cemetaries can be viewed on the tours. They can also offer "bespoke" tours to Dunkerque, the Somme or other loca
Charles de Gaulles birthplace and Museum. Maison Natale Char...
The birthplace of former president of France, Charles de Gaulle. The museum houses some of his personal effects and chronicles the era of his birth. Media centre and gift shop. Wednesday-Saturday 10:00-18:00. See website. 9 rue Princesse, 59000 Lille.
La Ferme du Mont des Recollets
A 1.5 hectare-long Flemish inspired garden. Small cafe on site. Route de Steenvoorde a Cassel, Cassel (59).
Parc Zoologique Fort Mardyck Dunkerque Grand Littoral
Zoological park stocked with animal species native to France and Europe. Pre-arranged group visits welcome. Can host birthday parties. Picnic area and gift shop on site. Closed December and January. Rue des Droits de lHomme, Fort Mardyck (59).
Lecomusee de Ghyvelde
Family-run visitor centre featuring exhibits detailing local agricultural life throughout history including displays on leather curing, milking, beekeeping, and more. Restaurant featuring local cuisine. 20 route de Furnes, Ghyvelde (59).