The Nord pas de Calais region consists of 2 departments
59 Nord – main city Lille
62 Pas de Calais – main city Dunkerque
Calais is the most northern part of France, with a coastline on the English Channel which before the last Ice Age was adjoined to the Southern coast of the United Kingdom. The region is traversed by hundreds of rivers, including the Authie, Canche, Escaut, Lawe, Liane, Lys, Sambre and Scarpe, which are all navigable. Some of these rivers are interconnected by networks of canals. In the north, the region is dominated by flat lowlands, much of which is below sea level.
To the south, the small hills of Avesnois and Cambrais, rarely exceeding 650 feet in height. Much of the region’s land is irrigated and is worked by modern agricultural machines. It produces a variety of crops, including barley, flax, hops, oats, potatoes, sugar beets, wheat and vegetables. Local farms raise such livestock as cattle, hogs and horses. The region is a leading producer of pork. Nord-Pas-de-Calais is highly industrialised and depends upon imported natural gas. Its products include automobile parts, chemicals, machinery, processed food, textiles, and steel. The highly automated textile industry, which produces the leading manufactured products of the region, is centred on the towns of Armentiè, Lille, Roubaix and Tourcoing.
The region is renowned for its beer and jenever. The traditional cuisine includes specialties such as andouillette de Cambrai, Maroilles tart, chicory gratin, carbonade flamande, anguille au vert à la Flamande (eel cooked with herbs), coq à la bière, endive and ham gratin, hochepot, Boulogne-style mackerel. Local sweets include gâteau Carpeaux (chestnut cake), la gaufre à la chicorée (chicory waffle), rhubarb tart, tuiles d'Arras (thin cookies), and bêtises de Cambrai. Regional cheeses found in this area include gruyère, Grix de Lille or grix de Vieux Lille, Maroilles or Marolles, Mimolette vieille or Boule de Lille, Saint Paulin, and Boulette d'Avesnes.
Paris to Lille is 220 km, or 2.5 hours, on the A1 Autoroute.
The high-speed TGV train connects Paris to Lille in one hour. You can also take the TGV to Lille from Rennes, Nantes, Bordeaux, Dijon, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier and Strasbourg.
The Lille-Lesquin Airport offers regular flights to and from Clermont-Ferrand, Bordeaux, Limoges, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg and Toulouse, as well as a large number of international cities.
RGTS Europe Ltd operates a weekly small removal service, light haulage, motorcycle transport to and from the Nord pas de Calais region.
from a few boxes to full house move contents, furniture removals, diy goods, scooters.