If you’re spending two days at the Campanile hotel in Lens, first visit the city center around Grand Place, lined with colorful houses. A stop at Le Furet du Nord, a large bookstore and local institution, is a must, as is a walk down Rue de Paris, Lens’s pedestrian shopping street. Your stay in the Hauts-de-France region will also let you take in a football match at Felix-Bollaert stadium. Last, treat yourself to a welsh, an authentic northern dish, at one of the city’s small cafés. Enjoy it with a locally brewed beer (in moderation).
Have you booked a week-long stay at the Campanile hotel in Lens? This long stay will be ideal for exploring the city and its region. First, admire the Gare de Lens train station, listed as an historic monument. Then wander Boulevard Basly and Rue Lanoy, the city's most vibrant thoroughfares. Take a tour of Saint-Léger Church and visit the incredible building at the Faculté des Sciences Jean Perrin. Last, your stay in Hauts-de-France will give you a chance to see the slag heaps, a testament to the region's mining heritage.
Situated in the Hauts-de-France region, Lens is an ideal city for a family vacation. Stroll through the city center’s quiet, pedestrian streets and through the French gardens at the Faculté des Sciences château. Also take a tour of the traditional northern market in the city center. While staying at the Campanile Lens hotel-restaurant, stop by the Robert Cousin media library to spend some time reading with the kids. In the evening, take your family to the Colisée, the city’s concert hall, which offers rich and varied programming.