I live in the Nord Pas de Calais, which is in the north of France. This is Arras, the city where I live. It's not a big city like the ones we'll visit later, but I think it's very nice to live there.
Welcome in Lille, still in the north. Lille is famous for its "braderie", Europe's largest flea market which attract about 2 or 3 million of people every year. For the occasion, people eat mussels and chips. There's a contest between the town’s restaurants to see who can build the highest mountain of empty mussel shell.
On the left, you can see a street of the "Vieux-Lille" (vieux meaning old) and on the right is the christmas big wheel.
Lucky us, we also have nice landscapes and towns in the north! (A slag heap, the Opale Coast, Le Touquet)
If you ever talk to some French people, I'm pretty sure that most of them would tell you not to go to the North, because it rains a lot, and that there's nothing to see. Yes it rains, and indeed, there's not enough monuments nor touristic attractions to stay there for a week. BUT! Have you heard of the movie Bienvenue chez les ch'tis? Ch'ti is slang for a person from the north of France. And if someone decided to make a movie about us, doesn't it mean that we are special? :P