France Web Portals

The Western Front Association
Formed to maintain interest in the 1914/18 period, the WFA informs, helps with research and organises commemorative events. Online shop and regular publications. PO Box 1918, Stockport, SK4 4WN UK.
Online comparison site for booking UK to/from Europe ferries. Customer Service (UK) Monday-Friday 09:00-18:00, Saturday 10:00-16:00
Americans in France
Website for Americans living in France, contains information on culture, driving, events and much more. Blogs and forums can be accessed on the site.
Tourist Information Office, Val de Deule (Office de Tourisme...
Open Tue.-Fri. 09:30-12:30 and 14:00 to 17:30, Sat. 10:00-12:30, Sun. 14:30-18:30. 21 Place du General de Gaulle, Fondation Ledoux, 59113 Wambrechies
British Embassy, Paris
British Embassy site relating to expat and tourist matters; Travel advice, passports and UK visas, etc. There is no longer any office in Lille. Open, Monday to Friday 09:30-12:30 Consular services Paris, 16 rue dAnjou, 75008 Paris
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The CWGC maintains and documents war graves and memorials of Commonwealth persons who died in two world wars. This site enables one to trace the cemeteries, sites and names of the dead. France Area: 5-7 Rue Angele Richard, CS 10109, 62217 Beaurains.
AngloInfo France
Link to the AngloInfo sites in other regions of France. Contains local information, Whats On Guide, Classifieds and discussions and comprehensive business directories for that particular region.
Tourist Office Lille (Office de tourisme & des congres de Li...
Website in En,FR,NL. Open Monday-Saturday 09:30-18:00. Sunday & public holidays 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00. Office de Tourisme et des Congres de Lille, Place Rihour, 59002 Lille.
LAisne, Its Open!
The official website for tourism in Aisne. (EN, FR). Discover Aisne (Nature, family, historical places). Where to stay, food & drink, Things to do and see. Telephone assistance from Monday to Friday, 08:30-12:00 and 13:30-18:00.
Parks and gardens Nord Pas de Calais
Website with information on the parks and gardens in the Pas de Calais and Nord regions. Information on the larger more famous gardens as well as the small relatively unknown ones which are open to the public. Prices and directions on the site.
LAisne - Its Open!
Comprehensive site covering attractions activities and outings in the region, where to stay, food and drink, all additional information and professional pages for business. Tourist office open 08:30-12:00 and 13:30-18:00, Monday to Friday.
"The Great War Remembered"
Website covering events on the front of the Great War from Flanders down through Picardy to the Aisne.Website in French, English and Flemish. Smartphone application available for downloading.
At Random in France
Website guiding you through the different regions of France, their traditions and some useful links for local activities and events.
Communaute dAgglomeration Henin-Carvin
The community website for the resort town of Henin Carvin. Gives details future developments and the history of urban development in the area. 242, Boulevard Schweitzer, Henin Beaumont (62).
On the Ways of the Great War
As part of the centeneray commemoration of the Great War, this site documents many aspects of the war and serves as a virtual exhibition. Run in partnership with various French and Belgian associations.
Explore Arras
Arras tourist website covering tourist activities, sports, accommodation, events and business. Download brochures and online ticketing. Multilingual website. Hotel de Ville, Place des Heros, 62000 Arras.
Tourist Office of Roubaix (Office de Tourisme de Roubaix)
Website in French, English and Dutch.
Site from which to download multilingual interactive applications describing WWI. For both Apple and Android smartphones. - The Official French Website
General and tourist information on France, presented in english. Many themes covered including tourism, festivals, arts, investment, and literature, etc.
The Centenary of The First World War
Information site detailing the First World War, run by The Western Front Association. Contains photographs, articles, videos, images end events.
Car and van hire/rental. Nationwide agencies
Port of Calais
Everything on using the Port of Calais; access, short, medium and longterm parking, plans, services for passengers and commercial users. Marina and cruises. Operator information and links. 54 rue du quai de la Loire, CS 90283, 62105 Calais cedex.
Berck Office de Tourisme (Berck Tourist Office)
Online tourist guide website covering what to see and discover, do, eat and where to sleep. Website is in English, French and Dutch. Avenue Francis Tattegrain, BP31, 62601 Berck-sur-Mer.
Freewheeling France
Cycle hire/rental in Picardy. Information site on all aspects of cycling in Picardy & Nord, Pas-de-Calais and elsewhere around France.
Birdwatching in France offers birding contacts and birdwatching information in all regions of France including Picardy, Nord, Pas-de-Calais.
Parks and Gardens in Picardy
Website with information on the less well known and smaller gardens open to the Public, as well as the larger and more famous. Includes directions on how to get there, opening times and pricing.