The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region consists of only two departments: Nord, on the Belgian border, and Pas-de-Calais, on the coastline. You’ll enjoy its big, long beaches, with dunes and cliffs, and lively towns. Stop by Campanile hotels in Lille or Arras: an unlimited buffet, fully equipped room and parking just waiting for you!
Are you staying in Arras? Don’t miss the citadel, a fortress built by Vauban, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, discover St. Vaast Abbey, dating from the 7th century. Also take a tour of the Wellington quarries, underground galleries used during World War I. Campanile hotels are also waiting for you in Lille, the largest city in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Visit the cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille, home to the Sacred Arts Museum, then climb to the top of the belfry for a panoramic view over the city.
Discover local culinary specialties
Get to know the cuisine of Nord-Pas-de-Calais in Campanile hotels and restaurants or in the bistros of Lille or Arras! The region is famous for its herring, which can be eaten with vinegar, smoked or as rollmops. Also enjoy the rabbit with prunes cooked in beer, hochepot, a sort of hotpot stew, and Flemish carbonnade. Try also chicken cooked in beer and flamiche with maroilles cheese. Finish the meal with a sugar tart or some bêtises de Cambrai, the regional sweets.
When staying in the North Pas de Calais, don’t miss some local events, such as:- The Jazz en Nord music festival in Lille and its region- The Lille international independent film festival- Musikampus, a music festival organized by Arras University. You can also enjoy Campanile entertainment, such as themed evenings, broadcasts of sporting events on the big screen or tastings. Request your hotel program!