Around its exuberant capital Lille, the Nord département likes to keep moving. A special and well-showcased industrial heritage, renowned museums such as the Musée Matisse in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, La Piscine-Musée d'Art et d'Industrie André-Diligent in Roubaix, the Musée de la Chartreuse in Douai, direct travel links with the UK... these advantages make Nord, which borders Belgium, an attractive destination. The many tourists have already got it! They pour onto the beaches of the Dunes de Flandre, succumb to the charm of Bergues, flock to the spaces showing contemporary art exhibitions in Dunkirk or Villa Cavrois in Roubaix, a Modernist masterpiece by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens. And the area deserves much more than a detour if you also want to soak up its legendary welcoming atmosphere!