Gites in Nord near the French Border with Belgium are a great choice for holidays enjoying the unique food and culture of the region. A visit to the Dunkirk beaches where the infamous evacuation of troops in WW2 took place is a must. The regional capital is Lille, a fantastic city full of historic architecture and pretty squares lined with cafes and restaurants. Try the local mussels and frites with a cold glass of beer as you watch the world go by. Lille also hosts a famous Christmas Market each December so renting gites in Nord makes a perfect festive break too!