Valenciennes The Essential
This town has always cultivated a taste for the arts... to the point of earning the nickname the Athens of the Nord. It also boasts another forte: a dish called Lucullus, smoked beef tongue, sliced and covered with foie gras! Valenciennes is a dynamic place and its old roads and buildings are gradually being renovated. Its university, a tramway and new industries enable it to rise to the occasion of being the second largest urban area in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Valenciennes
Fine Arts Museum of Valenciennes
Fine Arts Museum of Valenciennes
Here, the central figure is of course
90 minutes
Valencienne's Public Library
Valencienne's Public Library
It is situated in the old Jesuit School
15 minutes
Church of St-Géry
Church of St-Géry
Former church of the Recollets, it was
15 minutes
St-Nicolas' Church
St-Nicolas' Church
At present, the former chapel of the
15 minutes
Watteau Square
Watteau Square
When an inhabitant from Valanciennes
15 minutes
The Spanish House
The Spanish House
Why Spanish? Because this wood-panelled
15 minutes