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Take a dive into the Hauts-de-France

The region is typified by its maritime and Flemish borders, agrarian economy, ancient trade fairs tradition, former textile and mine industries steeped in the Catholic values of its captains and vivid memory of wounds inflicted by two world wars. France’s youngest region is now renowned for its competitiveness, dynamic cultural and social life, and a unique mix of Flemish cheerfulness and French elegance.


Let us share with you our regional cultural heritage through a choice of guided visits and events amongst the following:

Old Lille | Guided tour of streets, squares and monuments of the old town and its beautiful ancient architecture.

Roubaix Textile | Visit of La Manufacture, Museum of Memory and Textile Design and visit of La Piscine Museum of Art and Industry, an Art Deco swimming pool converted into a museum.

Louvre-Lens Museum | Visit of the Time Gallery in the Northern Louvre (built atop a former mine works) and its revolutionary museography.

Ch’ti Evening | Local cuisine in a traditional restaurant and introduction to the Ch’ti linguistic and cultural specificity.

Excursion to Flanders | Visit of the fortified city of Ieper (Ypres in French) and visit of the In Flanders Fields Museum.

Have Fun Practicing French à la carte!

Tutorials and workshops – Become an actor of your training and put together your own practice programme throughout the activities of your interest in small groups!

One group project

  • Develop your linguistic & extra-linguistic competences by working in French on an original creative class project of your choice
  • Producing a short video, taking part in a radio report or participating in the organisation of the training session are just a few exemples of many possible projects that you will be offered

& a variety of tutorials

  • Put your French in use throughout casual conversations on music, cinema, French cuisine… and other topics of your liking
  • Work on language-learning keys throughout thematic tutorials
  • Take part in small-group visits and activities (cooking crêpes, bowling, Belfry of the Town Hall…)