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Northern France hosts international events that draw in the crowds, creating unforgettable experiences where locals mingle with visitors from around the globe. 

  • La Braderie de Lille, a vast city-wide flea market—Europe’s largest—attracts 2,500,000 visitors a year.
  • The Paris-Roubaix cycle race drew 2,100,000 visitors.
  • Lille 3000, our ongoing cultural program, attracted 2,000,000 visitors for the opening parade in 2012.

And that's not all

We also have a beautiful, unspoiled coast—a nature reserve dedicated to the great outdoors that morphs into a patchwork of striking landscapes as you move inland. And our region has 4 natural parks covering 25% of its total area, with your choice of breathtaking hikes.