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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Valenciennes, Nord, France your home away from home

The bustling city of Valenciennes is in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais and has around 42,000 inhabitants. It is an old city, founded in Roman times, and in later years had many convents and monasteries, a Palace of the Count and a fortified keep. It is a recognized Floral Village of France. Its coastal position makes it an important port for both inland canal barges and international shipping. Coal, lace and pottery were its main sources of income in the 18th century. It is now a thriving metropolis, balancing a modern infrastructure with historic buildings and celebrating many feast days and festivals.

Things to Do in Valenciennes, Nord Pas de Calais

Described as the “Athens of the North”, Valenciennes has a rich artistic history and culture. It has some outstanding architecture to explore including the Place d’Armes and the Jesuit College building. Attend the Phoenix National Theatre, the Conservatory with its Music Academy or visit the Multi-Media Library with its fine collection of ancient manuscripts and books. Visit the museums and enjoy the many cultural events which the city hosts. Art lovers will appreciate the fine works of Rubens, Van Dyck and others at the Museum of Fine Arts

Places to Visit Around Valenciennes, Nord Pas de Calais

Those staying in a holiday rental in Valenciennes should visit Lille for a day and enjoy the Citadel Park and Zoo which covers 50 hectares and includes a children’s play area. The Palais des Beaux-Arts has a wide collection of exhibits and European artworks. The Grand Place General de Gaulle in Lille is a wonderful place to visit for its architecture, fountains and numerous restaurants and cafés which surround it. In the spring it is a mass of colour when it hosts the annual flower market and at Christmas it becomes a magical fairytale grotto with a Ferris wheel. In the centre is a column topped by a bronze goddess commemorating the end of the Siege of Lille by the Austrians.

Weather in Valenciennes, Nord Pas de Calais

Holiday rental homes in Valenciennes should expect sunny summers with average temperatures reaching 22°C (72°F) in July and August with occasional light showers. Winters in the Nord Pas de Calais are generally mild with daytime highs averaging 5-6°C (41-43°F) in January and the area has slightly more rain from November through May.

Travel to Valenciennes, Nord Pas de Calais

The nearest airport serving Valenciennes holiday rentals is Lille (LIL) Airport which is 39 km away. It is currently served by Ryanair which offers low cost flights from various UK and European cities. The Eurostar passenger train runs from London to Lille making it very easy to reach with good TGV train connections to Valenciennes.

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                                                  PERFECT HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION, WELL EQUIPPED, MANY EXTRAS, VERY WELCOMING HOSTS.

                                                  5 of 5
                                                  The hosts were very welcoming, friendly and helpful from the day we enquired about this property. Emails were answered very promptly, helpful with information regarding vet appointment etc. The gite is extremely well-equipped for cooking, dining, relaxing. It was always warm and hot water constant. The bed is comfortable and shower very good. A lot of little extras were provided e.g. fruit juice, beer, milk, mineral water, also a choice of coffee machines with coffee for each supplied. Shampoo and shower-gel were provided, and all items needed for dish washing, washing machine etc. The gite is very clean and well maintained. There is a local supermarket 10 minutes walk away (open all day Sunday and serving roasted chickens!) an Aldi supermarket 15 minutes walk away. Ten minutes further on is a beautiful lake and park with paths to walk round, plenty of bird life etc. Carrefour supermarket is just a bit further, on the outskirts of the town centre. Just opposite the gite is a huge forest with plenty of walks, especially beautiful when we visited late October. A short walk towards Bon-Secours brings you to Chateau l'Hermitage. From here you soon cross the Belgian border. There are many interesting places to visit - recommend Mons and Ascenseur Strepy-Thieu for a good day out. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.
                                                  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                  Spotlessly clean apartment. Extremely friendly.

                                                  5 of 5
                                                  An absolutely wonderful experience. Superb apartment, wonderful breakfasts consisting of freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade jams to die for, lovely coffee and a daily mixture of brioches, croissants, pain au chocolat and crusty bread all warm from the oven. Very comfortable and we will be back!
                                                  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
                                                  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016