Shorelines and seafood
Windswept and rugged, the Nord region of France is too often overlooked by tourists. Those who venture here will find a welcoming backdrop of sweeping beaches, lush woodland and affecting historical sights. Lille is home to charming Gothic architecture, a lively nightlife scene and many cosy eateries serving up regional cheeses, stews and seafood. Don’t miss the world-class Louvre-Lens gallery, which counts Delacroix’s 1830 masterpiece Liberty Leading the People in its ranks.