Valenciennes

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Valenciennes, the "Athens of the North". In Northern France, a hundred kilometres away from Bruxelles, Valenciennes is waiting for you. Set on the Escault Valley, it is a 43.000 inhabitants town with a beautiful historic centre whose typical half-timbered houses will amaze you. Get prepared to be (...)

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Getting there You can get to Valenciennes from Paris, Lille and Douai. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 01:42 ₹ 1,211
From Lille 00:28 ₹ 726
From Douai 00:26 ₹ 726
From Hirson 00:45 ₹ 1,049
From Aulnoye 00:20 ₹ 726


Getting around From Valenciennes, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Aulnoye 00:30 ₹ 726
To Douai 00:39 ₹ 726
To Hirson 01:27 ₹ 1,049
To Arras 03:29 ₹ 726
To Lille 03:34 ₹ 726
To Paris 04:22 ₹ 1,211

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Valenciennes, the "Athens of the North".

In Northern France, a hundred kilometres away from Bruxelles, Valenciennes is waiting for you. Set on the Escault Valley, it is a 43.000 inhabitants town with a beautiful historic centre whose typical half-timbered houses will amaze you. Get prepared to be surprised!

Valenciennes can boast about having a varied heritage. Architectural, mortuary, military and fortified, mining and industrial, religious or rural heritage, you will have a lot to do and see in and around Valenciennes, and you may be spoiled for choice!

Visit the oldest medieval church of the city, the belfry-church St Gery whose construction started back in the 12th century. Do not miss the Notre Dame du Cordon basilica, where an important pilgrimage takes place in september. In the historic centre, you can see few houses dating back to the 13th century!

Museum lovers, head the Fine Arts museum that houses the french second largest collection of flemish paintings.

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