The campsites of Nord-Pas-de-Calais are the first you'll encounter when you cross the Channel. They are mainly located near the natural areas of Hauts-de-France region : Opal coast, Grand Site des deux Caps and the different regional parks as Avesnois to only name one. Most of the department's 300 sites have a heated pool which gives you the opportunity to have a good swim in every season. Some sites also rent unusual accommodation. Take for instance Camping des 3 tilleuls in Fillièvres or Camping Station Touristique de ValJoly.
Nord-Pas de Calais region still has a reputation of industrial area. You'll realize that activities are actually concentrated on a few specific spots while the main part of the territory is made of natural areas. This means you'll have plenty of marked hiking paths at your disposal for lovely strolls. take your time while you're walking along the preserved and protected coastline between the 2 capes - Cap Blanc-Nez being the most famous - or along the 680 kms of canals. Visit the beautiful city of Lille also, its friendly typical bars, welcoming terraces, gorgeous buildings and monuments. If you can, make the short trip to Dunkerque during the carnival, you'll experience something truly amazing and unforgettable. Choosing to go camping in Nord-Pas de Calais, means choosing surprise, discovery and a friendly, heartwarming atmosphere!
What to see and do around the campsites of Nord-Pas-de-Calais
- Paris-Roubaix famous cycling race takes place in April every year; most spectacular bits feature riders on cobblestone road sections.
- Rencontres Internationales des Cerfs-Volants in Berck-sur-Mer which gathers kite fanatics from all over Europe is another popular event.
- Finally, Lille's Grande Braderie (huge flea market) takes place on the first weekend of September and gathers over 2 million people in search of a good bargain...
Our advice is to book several weeks ahead, even in low season, if you wish to attend any of these.