Discover the mining basin
Lens Liévin Arras Tourism
The mining basin
Lens Liévin Arras
Local tourism in Lens, Liévin or Arras will delight you with its diversity and richness. Whether it’s for a walk with friends or to discover the Mining Basin in more detail, you are bound to find an activity that suits you.
Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will go from discovery to discovery for the pleasure of lovers of history, culture and also sport.
Visit, eat, go out, hike…
Things to do by Monique
Bar & Restaurants
La Comédie Arras
What a pleasure to taste good French cuisine on the magnificent Place du Théâtre in Arras. A table that offers quality dishes with a warm welcome. The menu changes every week so that your taste buds always discover new flavors.
Auberge de la Coulotte
133 Boulevard Henri Martel 62210 Avion Restaurant l’Auberge de la Coulotte, welcome! Find here all our gastronomic news: our dishes of the day, our best sellers, the favorite wines, the discoveries, the whisky cellar and Rum.
L'Atelier Marc Meurin Lens
Restaurant located in the grounds of the Louvre Lens museum, the Marc Meurin workshop was designed by the owner as a return to basics. Originally from Lens, the chef offers a cuisine that defends regional products. The restaurant offers different menus as well as festive meals.
Tasting of local Arras beers - Chez Marcel
Chez Marcel, an establishment located on the Taillerie in Arras, has an ideal location since it is right between the Place des Héros which hosts the Belfry and the Grand’Place. Luka’s team offers a varied menu and advises customers with love for their profession. Beerology workshops are regularly held.
A word of advice: let yourself be tempted by the dark beer in which sits a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Surprising at will.
Arts & Hobbies
Arena indoor stadium Liévin
The Arena Stade Couvert de Liévin hosts many events every year. A 34,000m2 sports and event complex, it is the ideal place for a large number of gatherings, whether local, national or even international. Do not hesitate to visit their site to discover their program.
Art Deco tour in Lens
After the Great War, Lens and Liévin were devastated. That’s why you won’t find old buildings. Until the end of the 1920s, reconstruction was going well, the choice of modernity was made. Indeed, walking around Lens is discovering an exceptional Art Deco heritage. In addition, a booklet presents all the facades and their specificities. In a nutshell: go to the Tourist Office located on Place Jaurès in Lens to get it.
Arras city tour
Discover the capital of Pas-de-Calais in all its beauty thanks to its city center circuit. A circuit that will make you discover the secrets of the city of Atrébates. Follow the signs, they will lead you, among other things, to the birthplace of Robespierre, the magnificent abbey cathedral or even to the origins of the court. Start in front of the Tourist Office (located in the Belfry), then just follow the studded route.
Duration: 1 hour.
Skiing on a slag heap
As you get closer to Béthune, you can discover a ski slope which attracts more than 30,000 skiers a year. The slag heap 42 is a delight for board sports enthusiasts. Unique site in Europe, this artificial track of 320 meters should delight young and old. Nevertheless, if you prefer water sports, the Loisinord base will allow you to try your hand at windsurfing, water skiing, pedal boating or even canoeing.
Louvre Lens Museum
Whether it’s for a visit to the gardens, the Galerie du Temps or their various temporary exhibitions, an excursion to the Louvre Lens is the guarantee of a quality visit. Indeed, the museum regularly organizes activities whether on weekdays or weekends. Do not hesitate to consult their program.
In addition, a point of attention remains: the museum is closed on Tuesdays.
The Arena terril trail
The municipality of Noyelles-sous-Lens offers many facilities on slag heap 94 that will delight sports enthusiasts. This unique place in France has been designed for nature sports enthusiasts. Indeed, there is free access to an infernal staircase, a multi-surface track as well as balance and fitness equipment. The less athletic will enjoy the slides, the play area and the view once at the top.
What would a visit to Lens be without a visit to the legendary Bollaert-Delelis stadium? The heart of the Sang et Or has been beating in this stadium for decades thanks to an audience of fervent supporters that all of France envies us. A once-in-a-lifetime experience even if you’re not a football fan.
The more curious can even discover the stadium in length and breadth thanks to guided tours organized on Saturday mornings by the Lens Tourist Office.
Trattoria Montesilvano Arras
Located on the Grand’Place of Arras, a stone’s throw from its Belfry classified as the favorite monument of the French, the Trattoria Montesilvano is the guarantee of fresh and quality products.
Nauticaa Liévin aquatic complex
Nauticàa is a complete aquatic fitness area which offers: a 25m sports pool, a sauna area, a hammam, a gym, a balneotherapy pool, etc.
Whether for sports enthusiasts or for a family outing: there is something for everyone.
Located a stone’s throw from the town center of Liévin and the town of Lens, the Pathé cinema allows film buffs to have fun. On the ground floor a games and arcade room is present to wait for your session. To be sure to have your seats, it is possible to reserve them online directly on the cinema website.
Belfry of Arras
The belfry of Arras dominates from its height the Place des Héros. A veritable nugget of Gothic architecture, guided tours are organized so that you can discover it from top to bottom. Take the opportunity to discover the Boves and the listed facades of the two squares that make the reputation of the capital of Pas-de-Calais.
Notre Dame de Lorette
What would local tourism be between Lens, Liévin and Arras without the National Necropolis of Lorette? The largest necropolis in France located in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire houses the graves of more than 42,000 French soldiers. Indeed, all died during the First World War on the fronts of Artois as well as French and Belgian Flanders.
Terrils (Heaps) du 11/19
The twin 11/19 slag heaps based in Loos-en-Gohelle, a few steps from the Louvre Lens museum, are part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The highest slag heaps in Europe are conducive to the development of great ecological wealth as well as an unobstructed panorama of the Mining Basin. In a word: splendid!
Mémorial Canadien de Vimy
And if you take advantage of your visit to the Mining Basin for a short excursion on Canadian land? Unthinkable? Well no ! It is quite possible by discovering this place of meditation dear to the eyes of Canadians. A place that symbolizes for them one of the founding elements of their nation. A timeless and peaceful place that has seen on its lands the sacrifice of many soldiers who died for freedom.
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