Things to do in Hauts-de-France

Our most recommended things to do in Hauts-de-France

Paris: Haunted Père Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

1. Paris: Haunted Père Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

Discover Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris's largest and most popular cemetery and the home of fantastic paranormal phenomena. Hear stories about the celebrities buried here, learn about the cemetery's long history, and uncover fascinating tales of ghosts that roam the grounds. Walk amongst the graves with your guide and spot the resting places of famous celebrities like Frédéric Chopin, Edith Piaf, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, and Jim Morrison. Learn about the lives of the celebrities and the numerous Parisians laid to rest in Père-Lachaise Cemetery. With over one million people interned in the cemetery, it should be no surprise that it is one of the most haunted places in Paris. Learn about the long history of the cemetery, the strange cults associated with it, and delve into the hauntings reported over the years. As you explore, your guide will tell you stories about spiritualist founder Allan Kardec, the fantasms found by the tomb of Jim Morisson, the ghost of Marcel Proust who wanders the cemetery looking for his lover, and many lesser-known phenomena that loom within Père-Lachaise Cemetery.

Paris: Skip-the-line in Louvre Museum Guidance to Mona Lisa

2. Paris: Skip-the-line in Louvre Museum Guidance to Mona Lisa

For a long time, before becoming a museum in 1793, the Louvre was one of the main residences of the kings of France. Located in the heart of Paris, it covers an area of 73,000 square meters and houses the largest collection of art works in the world, from civilizations over 7,000 years old to the 19th century. The collections of the museum are divided into 8 departments: Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Oriental Antiquities, Islamic Art, Paintings, Sculptures, Artworks and Graphics. Upon arrival, admire this masterpiece painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1506 and one of the most famous portraits of women in the world, the host will let you enjoy the museum at your own pace.

Lille Driving Tour by Convertible Citroen 2CV

3. Lille Driving Tour by Convertible Citroen 2CV

Take a retro guided tour of the beautiful city of Lille on board an iconic Citroen 2CV, as idiosyncratically French as a beret or baguette. Tours can vary from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours, with room for up to 3 passengers. Riding in the famous car, feel the vroom-vroom of its tiny engine (2CV literally means "2 tax horsepower"). Lean over at every bend in the road and enjoy the vintage upholstery. If the weather’s right, you’ll tackle the cobbled streets with the roof rolled back and the wind in your hair. Your driver-guide will tell anecdotes about the city at every nook and cranny en route, and they'll advise you on the best places to go when you’ve regained your street legs. Lille is an ideal city to tour in a 2CV; the streets are narrow, and though the cobbles might shake and rattle your bones a bit, you'll feel every part a native.

Vieux Lille 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

4. Vieux Lille 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Visit Lille's most charming district and admire its architecture, shops, and museums on a 2-hour guided walk. Learn about the old town's heritage and history from your guide as you pass Vieux Lille's landmarks and monuments. Some of the attractions you’ll see include the Palais Rihour, the main square, the Old Stock Exchange, the Opera House, the Chamber of Commerce, and Notre-Dame de la Treille Cathedral. The tour will conclude near the Hospice Comtesse. Founded in 1237 by Jeanne de Flandre, the Hospice features a display of works from Lille's past including objects from everyday life, wooden sculptures, earthenware, furniture, and paintings.

Paris: Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie Early Dinner

5. Paris: Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie Early Dinner

Treat yourself to an exceptional night out with friends or family to make the most of your time in Paris. Discover the Eiffel Tower's newest restaurant: Madame Brasserie. Ride up to the first floor to savor a gourmet dinner of classic French cuisine, with a sustainable approach. Take part in a digital mystery game before your experience, then ride the elevator up to the first level of the Eiffel Tower for an early dinner. Step into the brand new Madame Brasserie to get a taste of renowned Chef Thierry Marx's sustainable French dishes, cooked with fresh local produce. Enjoy your meal of choice, depending on the option you selected. Delight your taste buds with delicious food and admire splendid views of the City of Lights from a vantage point while you dine.

Lille City Tour

6. Lille City Tour

What could be nicer than to tour the city comfortably seated in a minibus? This is the perfect way to discover Lille in 75 minutes. Equipped with an audiovisual system in 9 languages (French, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Russian), this city tour by bus offers views of the city’s main sites and monuments, from its origins to the most modern districts. Admire the Goddess statue as you drive past the Place du Général de Gaulle (Grand Place) and see the Opera House, the Chamber of Commerce and the Beauregard Row at the Place du Théâtre. Of course, you will also drive past the Townhall with its Belfry, the Citadel and the Old Paris Gate.

Paris: Night River Cruise On The Seine With Waffle Tasting

7. Paris: Night River Cruise On The Seine With Waffle Tasting

Discover the French capital at night with all its sumptuous monuments illuminated. Live an unforgettable and magical moment. Embark on a one-hour cruise aboard a modern boat equipped with audio guides in 14 languages. Begin your cruise by meeting at the base of the Eiffel tower. Board the cruise boat, and drift past monuments such as the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Orsay Museum. Then, head further down the Seine River to see the Grand Palais, and the many bridges with unique architecture which represent masterpieces in themselves. After your cruise, enjoy an excellent waffle at the buffet located just in front of the boats and take the opportunity to photograph yourself at the foot of the illuminated Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Parc Astérix Full-Day Entrance Ticket

8. Paris: Parc Astérix Full-Day Entrance Ticket

Skip the long ticket line and enjoy all the adventures and activities of Parc Astérix with a full-day entry ticket. Enjoy a memorable day out with all your favorite characters from the Gaul village just 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Paris. Discover 6 themed zones, and more than 40 different attractions and shows with new sensations and excitement at every turn. Go on your very own odyssey to the lands of the Romans, Gauls, Greeks, Vikings, and Egyptians. Board the Menhir Express for plenty of laughs and take up Caesar's challenge to spy on the Roman Legion at the mad-house Défi de César. Sign up to serve the Roman Empire at La Légion Recrute and dive into the wacky world of the comic strip to experience the final battle between the Roman Legionnaires and the battling Gauls. Admire the only performing dolphins and sea lions this close to Paris at the Poseidon Theater. Discover the Forest of Idefix, a new area for the family right at the heart of the park, with 5 new attractions for young Gauls from 3 years of age. A short distance from the Gaulish Village, Idefix introduces you to a few druids that are friends of Panoramix, as well as their strange inventions.

Paris: Private Christmas Photoshoot with VIP Option

9. Paris: Private Christmas Photoshoot with VIP Option

Turn your visit to Paris into a memory that will last a lifetime with a private Christmas photoshoot. Let your photographer take snapshots of you at various locations. Use props to help capture the festive spirit. Receive your digital photos at the end. Choose between a regular or a VIP experience. Receive a PDF guide with instructions and tips for the photoshoot before you arrive, as well as a guide to Paris. Make sure to dress in cozy sweaters and Christmas attire to create the perfect winter holiday vibes. Meet your photographer in the center of the city and get started. Opt for a regular photoshoot lasting 45 minutes and take photos at the Tuileries Gardens, the Place de la Concorde, and the Place Vendôme. Choose the VIP option of 1 hour and 40 minutes and visit the Eiffel Tower, the Place Vendôme, the Parvis de l'hôtel de ville, the Tuileries Gardens, and more. Allow your photographer to give you tips and tricks on the best poses. Receive Christmas hats, candies, and sparklers to capture endearing memories. After 24 hours you will receive a secure link to view and download the professionally edited, high-resolution digital photos.

Nausicaá National Sea Center: Full-Day Entry Ticket

10. Nausicaá National Sea Center: Full-Day Entry Ticket

Plunge into the depths of the ocean with Nausicaá, the largest public aquarium in Europe, in Boulogne-sur-Mer. Nausicaá invites you to enjoy a unique experience that will delight the whole family. Explore 'Journey on the High Seas', 'Mankind and Shores', and 'In the Eye of the Climate'. The latter includes projections from the floor to the walls and an aural immersion that will help you to learn about the effects of global warming. Total immersion to help you understand your power to act on a daily basis. You'll also meet the 1,600 species that call the aquarium home, such as grey reef sharks and the impressive manta ray. Don't miss some favorite shows: the sea lion's medical training and the finding of the penguins. Book your priority access ticket for this unique attraction that has already captivated 16 million explorers. During your visit, you can take a break in one of three restaurants and relax in an exceptional setting. Don't forget to explore the charms of the Opal Coast and the beauty of the Boulonnais landscape. New Experience 2022: Grand Large – The giants of the High Seas in Augmented Reality Discover the high seas, so little-known and inaccessible, and meet the majestic animals that inhabit them with the help of a world-first augmented reality device in one of Nausicaá's most fascinating spaces: the 100m2 large bay.

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What people are saying about Hauts-de-France

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based on 242,684 reviews

Disneyland ist toll und auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert. Obwohl die Organisation prinzipiell gut ist, muss man sich überall, auch im Restaurant und bei jedem Stand lange anstellen, sodass viel Zeit damit verloren geht. Ohne Geduld und Ausdauer geht es nicht, darauf muss man sich einstellen. Am besten möglichst früh kommen oder die Abendstunden nützen.

Alan was an excellent photographer and made the shoot enjoyable and relaxing. He was extremely helpful in putting us at ease. We thoroughly enjoyed the photo shoot and look forward to the product

Had a great day. Our guide Anna was wonderful and managed to rearrange the day so we didn't miss out on anything after the Eurostar was delayed

A great experience- the tower looked spectacular at night. A memorable evening.

It’s definitely worth it to get a bus trip and guided tour!