Lille guided tours proposed by Anne Duquesne

Northern France, Nord-Pas-de-Calais guided tours
Arras and its squares,"Grand Place", "Place des Héros", a jewel of Flemish architecture

Anne Duquesne guide conferenciere Arras Beffroi                Anne Duquesne guide conferenciere Arras grand place luppars

Arras has a long history starting with the Romans. Arras endured many conflicts, the worst being the 1st World War. You can admire the rebuilt Town Hall and Belfry, Heroes Square ( la Place des Héros), Grand Place, the wonderful Flemish-Baroque buildings… a large array  of UNESCO-listed architecture ! This visit can be  combined with a Vimy tour if you have time.

This visit is accessible to all and can be flexible according to your wishes. Please contact me through the contact form for any specific request.

French Flanders, Mont Cassel (167 m)

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Between Lille and Dunkirk, we can discover this village perched on the highest Flanders Mount, le Mont Cassel. Marshal Foch chose this strategic location at the end of 1914 and early 1915 to overview the Plain of Flanders. Nowadays, a nice and pleasant ” French-Flemish” village.

This visit is accessible to all and can be flexible according to your wishes. Please contact me through the contact form for any specific request.

The Northern Coast of France: Dunkirk, Malo-les-Bains

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Dunkirk, lots to see and visit: the port, the Maritime Museum, the Town Hall, Saint Eloi Church.. Several scenes of the blockbuster “Dunkirk” were shot on location in Malo-Les-Bains, “Belle Epoque” architecture. I will let you discover my favorite places… 

This visit is accessible to all and can be flexible according to your wishes. Please contact me through the contact form for any specific request.

Calais, a stone's throw from England

Anne Duquesne guide conferenciere Calais Hotel de Ville                  Anne Duquesne guide conferenciere Calais Port de Plaisance

You start the visit in the heart of Calais: La Place d’armes, the Old Watch Tower, Notre Dame Church ( unique Tudor architecture in France). Then we”ll go to the Town Hall and admire the famous Rodin’s sculpture, the Burghers of Calais . Then relax on Calais beach with its striking sea views and watch the ferries crossing the Channel. 

This visit is accessible to all and can be flexible according to your wishes. Please contact me through the contact form for any specific request.

Cap Blanc-Nez, Cap Gris-Nez, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Le Touquet, the wonderful Opal Coast

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Cap Blanc-Nez, Cap Gris-Nez…the breathtaking coastline will make you fall in love with the region! I fell in love with the Opal Coast 30 years ago: wonderful beaches, lovely castles, astonishing architecture and delicious food, what else ? Boulogne-sur-Mer ( Notre Dame Basilica , the harbour…), Le Touquet-Paris-Plage (Hotels, the market, shopping area and the famous Rue Saint Jean…). Beautiful Opal Coast all year round !

This visit is accessible to all and can be flexible according to your wishes. Please contact me through the contact form for any specific request.

Béthune , art-deco architecture

Anne Duquesne guide conferenciere Bethune Beffroi                Anne Duquesne guide conferenciere Bethune Art Deco Hotel de Ville

On the Grand’Place (Main Square) you will admire the Belfry, which is the oldest in France, the amazing Town Hall, rebuilt in the 1930’s, and the wonderful art-deco façades. We will walk to St Vaast Church (intersting stained-glass windows) and to a neo-classical architecture mansion.

 

This visit is accessible to all and can be flexible according to your wishes. Please contact me through the contact form for any specific request.

 

Louvre Lens museum and Lens Town visit

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Louvre Lens Museum is a MUST! This visit can be combined with a visit of Lens, former coal mining town. It will be a moving testimony of a bygone era: the twin slag heaps are a World Heritage site… Then you will admire the art-deco architecture of the rebuilt city. Allow half a day for combining both visits !

This visit is accessible to all and can be flexible according to your wishes. Please contact me through the contact form for any specific request.

Douai and Cambrai

Anne Duquesne guide conferenciere Douai Scarpe        Anne Duquesne guide conferenciere Cambrai Maison Espagnole

Two cities which have a long history. I suggest, if you can, a 2 hour guided tour in each of them . In Douai, a chime concert will be one of your trip’s Highlights. Then, walking in the “Vieux Douai” you will admire the Town Hall and the Belfry, the Scarpe River banks, the Old Parliament, the Town Theater…without forgetting the Gayant Family Giants, UNESCO World Heritage. A little bit further from Lille, Cambrai, and its rich religious heritage: Notre Dame Cathedral, Saint Géry Church, the Jesuits Chapel…You add the Spanish timber-framed House, the quiet streets of the “Vieux Cambrai” and you have a wonderful tour !

This visit is accessible to all and can be flexible according to your wishes. Please contact me through the contact form for any specific request.

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