Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Nord-Pas-de-Calais is situated on the northern border of Belgium. It is one of the smallest regions of France (12,412 km2) ("Discover France", notecard #1). North-Pas-de-Calais is split into two departments. It's a region of contrasting landscapes: forests and woods ; gentle meadows and marshlands ; rolling hills; a varied coastline that stretches for miles and miles ;and wide-open spaces of unspoilt countryside.
Nord-Pas-de-Calais is split into two departments: Pas de Calais and Nord. This province has the densest population after Ile de France, the most populated French province.
Population of Nord-Pas-de-Calais is almost 4,000,000 people, and the density of population is 322 people per km2 ("Discover France, notecard #1).
Tere are a lot of great restaurants in Nord-Pas-de Calais. They offer either a taste of regional specialities or the sort of good food and drink you could find almost anywhere in France. There are a number of dishes to look out for including: "Tarte â Gros bords" (open-top sweet custard tart), "Andouillettes"( small sausages made from chitterlings [offal] and served with chips or mashed potato).
Try also "Anguilles au vert" (eels cooked with spinach and sorrel leaves in white wine; garnished with herbs and served hot or cold on fried bread), and "Flamiche" (Either a sweet or a savoury tart).
Nord-Pas-De-Calais shares its border with Belgium and so there is a strong Flemish influence. For example, many people drink beer instead of wine and prefer to speak not French but Flemish.
If you go to this province, you will probably want to go to the CÔte d’Opale (Coast of Opals), which stretches as far south as Boulogne in Pas-de-Calais. This coast is at the narrowest stretch of La Manche (the English Channel). . You can find sandy beaches at Sangatte and Wissant and, if you are ready to dig deeper into the countryside, you’ll discover r…