Paris and the North
The capital of France, Paris is a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. It has several famous landmarks.
The city is characterised by the Eiﬀel Tower, the Louvre, the Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe, as well as its wide boulevards and the River Seine. It is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques. There are a number of exclusive hotels in the city to which visitors can retreat after a day of sightseeing.
Lille may be most underrated major city in France. In recent decades this former industrial metropolis has transformed itself into a glittering cultural and commercial hub. Highlights include an attractive old town with a strong Flemish inﬂuence, some renowned art museums, stylish shopping and good dining options.
The resort of Le Touquet has long been held in high esteem and, since its creation towards the end of the 19th century, has been popular with Parisians seeking to escape the city. It has interesting and very varied architecture for guests to explore. Early in the 20th century, it became fashionable with wealthy British visitors and it continues to be one of the most sophisticated resorts in this part of France.