Dunkerque serves as a major entry point into France and is the country's third busiest port. While the town's architecture may be functional due to its post-war reconstruction, it is home to the Musee des Beaux Arts, which boasts an impressive collection of paintings. The annual carnival featuring the town's 'giants' is a nod to its rich history.
The highest hill in the region, located outside Cassell, offers breathtaking views. This historic site was where General Foch commanded troops during World War I and is linked to the 'Grand Old Duke of York' nursery rhyme. The area also played a significant role in World War II, serving as a defensive point during the Dunkirk evacuation.
Nord offers a plethora of sporting activities, from woodland trails in expansive forests to water sports like windsurfing and sailing. Gravelines, situated at the mouth of the River Aa, features a vast sports complex and 17th-century ramparts built by Vauban.
If you're interested in chateaux or manor houses, Nord offers a variety of historic properties, particularly in its picturesque countryside and near its vibrant towns.
Lille, the capital of Flanders and France's fourth-largest metropolis, is renowned for its shopping, gastronomy, and excellent TGV and Eurostar links. The town is adorned with elegant 17th and 18th-century buildings, including the Grand Place, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Opera. General de Gaulle, born in Lille in 1890, is commemorated in the Place du Général de Gaulle, dominated by statues representing the siege by the Austrians in the 18th century.
Whether you're interested in history, sports, or property investment, Nord has something for everyone. Contact us for more information on available properties in the region.
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