Cities in Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Nord-pas-de-Calais forms half of the Hauts-de-France alongside Picardy, it is situated in the north of France and has a border with Belgium. Nord-Pas-de-Calais also borders the English Channel, the North Sea and Picardy. Arras is the capital city of the region.

Due to its location close to the North Sea, the Nord-Pas de Calais region has a strong fishing industry. Boulogne-sur-Mer harbor is the biggest French port in terms of capacity and is also a leading European seafood processing center.

Since 1994, the Nord-Pas de Calais region is linked to the United Kingdom by the Eurotunnel which has the longest undersea tunnel section in the world (38 kilometres / 24 miles).

See also: Attractions in Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Situated only a short distance from the Channel Tunnel on the ‘Côte d’Opale‘, you will find Boulogne-sur-Mer with 2,000 years of history…. A rich history marked by the presence of Romans, English and Napoleon…

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Calais is a town in northern France in the department of Pas-de-Calais, of which it is a sub-prefecture. Although Calais is by far the largest city in Pas-de-Calais, the department’s capital is its third-largest city of Arras….

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Saint-Omer is a town in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, 68 km (42 mi) west-northwest of Lille on the railway to Calais. The town is named after Saint Audomar, who brought Christianity to the area….

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Vimy is a farming town, situated some 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Arras. The town was first mentioned in 1183 as Viniarcum and was the scene of much fighting during the 14th, 17thand 18th centuries among the French, English, Dutch and Spanish forces.

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Main Cities in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region

  • Lille – the largest city in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
  • Arras – Capital
  • Boulogne
  • Calais
  • Cambrai
  • Douai
  • Dunkirk
  • Lens
  • Liévin
  • Marcq-en-Barœul
  • Maubeuge
  • Roubaix
  • Saint-Omer
  • Tourcoing
  • Valenciennes
  • Villeneuve d’Ascq
  • Wattrelos

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