Hauts-de-France Rainy-day activities

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

1. 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.

Paris: Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie Early Dinner

2. 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

3. 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: Parc Astérix Full-Day Entrance Ticket

4. 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.

Lille's City Pass: 24 or 48 Hours

5. Lille's City Pass: 24 or 48 Hours

Explore the must-see monuments of Lille, one of the most cultural cities in France, with the Lille City Pass. Ride in a convertible bus and visit the Fine Arts Museum of Lille, the Piscine-Museum of Art and Industry in Roubaix, the LaM in Villeneuve d'Ascq, the Museum of Charles de Gaulle's birthplace, and many more places! Take advantage of free visits to the tourist sites of Lille for 24, 48, or 72 hours and receive free, unlimited use of Lille's metropolitan public transport network (metro, bus, tram). Enjoy your visit without the stress of purchasing tickets for the hottest attractions and transportation. The Lille City Pass will relieve your worries and allow you to focus on the fun part of traveling. Not only will it save you time but also money. Enjoy access to the following sites: Fine Arts:Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille La Piscine, Musée d'Art et d'Industrie André Diligent - Roubaix MUba Eugène Leroy - Tourcoing Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains - Tourcoing LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain, d'art brut - Villeneuve d'Ascq Science and Discoveries:Musée d'Histoire Naturelle - Lille Musée de l'Institut Pasteur de Lille - Lille La Manufacture, musée de la mémoire et de la création textile - RoubaixForum départemental des Sciences - Villeneuve d'Ascq  History and Traditions:Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse - Lille Maison natale Charles de Gaulle - Lille Musée des Canonniers Sédentaires de LilleL'Institut du monde arabe - TourcoingLa Condition Publique - RoubaixMaison Folie Hospice d'Havré - Tourcoing Musée des Moulins - Villeneuve d'AscqMusée des Arts et Traditions Populaires - Wattrelos Musée de la Résistance - Bondues Musée de la Bataille de FromellesFort de Seclin  Listed sites:Villa Cavrois - Croix Beffroi de l'hôtel de ville de Lille Beffroi d'Armentières  Natural areas:Mosaïc, le Jardin des Cultures - Houplin Ancoisne Les Près du Hem - Armentières Musée de Plein Air - Villeneuve d'Ascq 

Great Stables of Prince de Conde & Palace Chantilly

6. Great Stables of Prince de Conde & Palace Chantilly

On this 6-hour interactive tour, visit the famous Great Stables and the Living Museum of the Horse, getting close to the most expensive racers in the country before plunging into the history of the great noble family and broadening your knowledge of European history, architecture, art, ceremonies, traditions, and cuisine. Have a chance to see the masterpieces from Raphael, Poussin and few others in a stunning gallery before sitting down for a 3-course lunch in the restaurant which includes a starter, main, and dessert. Visit a library that has almost 1,500 manuscripts, making it the second-largest library in France for illuminated manuscripts after the National Library of France. This is the most famous and most admired "treasure" of the Château de Chantilly's collections and there over the 60,000 volumes of books.

Paris: Fly Over France Virtual Reality Experience

7. Paris: Fly Over France Virtual Reality Experience

From the center of Paris, travel across the most emblematic and beautiful places that France has to offer thanks to a flight simulator and a high-technology headset ! Thanks to exceptional aerial images and spectacular moments of free flight, the experience allows you to rediscover the most beautiful places and landscapes of France: the village of Gordes in the heart of the Luberon, the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, the impressive cliffs of Etretat, the needles and glaciers on the Mont Blanc route... At the end of an unforgettable journey, from the sea-spray of Normandy to the roof of Europe, you will cover more than 10,000 kilometers without leaving Paris!

World War I Battlefields & War Museum of Meaux Day Tour

8. World War I Battlefields & War Museum of Meaux Day Tour

Travel back to the dark days of World War I, and visit the battlefields of Aisne and Marne on the Western Front. During the tour, you will learn about important campaigns, such as the 1st Battle of Marne, which changed the course of the war. Following your transfer from Paris, start at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery to pay tribute to the American troops who fought in the area. See the graves of 2,289 soldiers that lost their lives in the vicinity and Marne Valley in the summer of 1918. Go inside the Memorial Chapel to read the 1,060 names of the missing soldiers. Continue to Bois Belleau, where the Marines deadliest battle took place in June 1918, cementing their reputation in modern history. A lot of soldiers lost their lives in their efforts to stop the Germans from reaching Paris, and while successful, the human cost was horrendous. Gather your thoughts as you walk through the woods, and see traces of trenches and shell holes, and the remains of ruined buildings. Next, go to the Côte 204 Monument at Chateau-Thierry, erected as a mark of friendship between France and the United States, and to commemorate the achievements of the American forces of World War I. Enjoy views of the Champagne vineyards in the Marne Valley below. After lunch (own expense), head to Meaux to learn more World War I history at the Museum of the Great War, inaugurated in November 2011 to commemorate the Armistice. Take time to discover more than 50 000 exhibits that provide a greater understanding of the conflict as it impacted the world.

Parc Asterix: Private Transfer from/to CDG Airport

9. Parc Asterix: Private Transfer from/to CDG Airport

Leave the stresses of airport transfers behind by booking a comfortable and relaxing private transfer between Charles de Gaulle Airpor and Parc Astérix. Transfer service is available every day, from 4:00 AM until midnight, except for December 24 and 31, when it’s available until 6:00 PM.

Parc Astérix: Private Transfer to/from Orly Airport

10. Parc Astérix: Private Transfer to/from Orly Airport

Leave the stresses of airport transfers behind by booking a comfortable and relaxing private transfer between Paris Orly Airport and Parc Astérix. Transfer service is available every day, from 4:00 AM until midnight (except for the 24th and 31st of December, when it’s available until 6:00 PM).

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What people are saying about Hauts-de-France

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.

A great tour of the stadium of Roland Garros. You get to see the outside, the inside, the media area, the locker rooms, etc. You will hear about some of the less-known stories about the tournament (ask for the locker 19 on the female locker room!) Great experience for tennis lovers.

Beautiful experience and a MUST see. Stairs are steep so make sure you wear secure and comfortable shoes! Lines are long so buy your skip the line ticket, you won’t be sorry. And, do make sure you stand in the correct line

Wonderful trip, well organized and very interesting. Excellent tour guide (Leona) and driver (Ibrahim). Highly recommended

Blown away by the beauty of this place!! 100% recommended visiting! Especially for such a reasonable price!