Boulogne-sur-Mer, on the English Channel, France
The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region is a very friendly region and this friendliness can be found in the pleasure of food and gastronomy. Friendliness also, in the many events that take place there regularly, like the famous Braderie de Lille. Its inhabitants are welcoming and property in the north is very affordable. Most of the houses for sale in Nord-Pas-de-Calais are in red or brown brick, whether in town or in the country. There are also country houses and farmhouses with enclosed courtyards. For relaxation and sport: the long sandy beaches of the Opal Coast with its special changing colors.
Facing the English coastline, the two capes, Blanc-Nez and Gris-Nez, dominate the Côte d’Opale with majesty. With this opening to the sea, Pas-de-Calais offers wide sandy beaches, where sand yachts are a permanent feature and where there are the most charming sea-side resorts like Le Touquet or Wimereux. The towns, whether on the sea like Boulogne, or in the interior, like Arras, are rich in history and architecture. Let's not forget the bell-towers registered as cultural heritage by UNESCO. Property in Pas-de-Calais offers all types of residences. A loft in Arras, a renovated farm cottage in the Montreuil countryside, or an apartment with sea views in Boulogne? The choice is yours. To end the day in style, fish soup in Le Touquet, or Flemish stew (carbonade flamande) in Arras?
One of the great assets of the Nord department is the extreme friendliness of its inhabitants. The proof of this is the number of festivities that are held there regularly; carnivals of all sorts, and of course, the Lille Braderie (annual flea market). So if the sun is a little shy here, the good cheer certainly makes up for it. To this should be added the wonderful Flemish architectural heritage and the long beaches of the Opal Coast. Property in Nord is well priced and properties for sale are many and varied: building land, shops, apartments, houses... There is plenty of choice: an apartment in Lille, a town house in Cambrai, or a country house near Valenciennes. What joy, in the evening, to have mussels and chips in the Grand'Place in Lille.
Grand'Place in Lille