7 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

7 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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7 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Start: London
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Lille
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Laon
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Amiens
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Lille

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Vieux-Lille, then don't miss a visit to Grande Place, and finally explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Plage de Zuydcoote and then see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Lille visit planner.

London, UK to Lille is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Laon.

Things to do in Lille

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Plage de Zuydcoote
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Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©

1
night
Laon

Laon ©
Laon is the capital city of the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France, northern France. On the 3rd (Mon), tee off at Golf de l'Ailette, then steep yourself in history at Porte d'Ardon, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Laon.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Laon trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Lille to Laon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Laon sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Laon

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Golf de l'Ailette
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Golf de l'Ailette ©
Golf de l'Ailette
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon
Citadelle de Laon ©
Citadelle de Laon

2
nights
Amiens

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide Cemetery, examine the collection at Musee Somme 1916, then steep yourself in history at Lochnagar Crater, then stroll the grounds of Australian War Memorial, and finally take a stroll through St-Leu. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne, then look for all kinds of wild species at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, then steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Serre Road Cemetery No.2.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amiens attractions planner .

Getting from Laon to Amiens by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Villers-Bretonneux, Musee Somme 1916, Serre Road Cemetery No.2, Lochnagar Crater, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

2
nights
Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage ©
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Touquet Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Martin, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nausicaa, and then look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Le Touquet – Paris-Plage trip site .

You can drive from Amiens to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eglise Saint-Martin, Nausicaa, Calais Wine Superstore
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Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Eglise Saint-Martin ©
Eglise Saint-Martin