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Discover Lille & the Nord departement with one of its inhabitants.

By small groups of 6 visitors maximum, Stéphane, Alain, Serge, Robin, Sylvie, Laurence or Geneviève show you their North, whether it is the bocage of the Avesnois, the Mounts of Flanders and its heritage villages, the cities not to be missed like Lille and Roubaix, the sites of memory, the mining basin seen from the top of a slag heap or the beaches and dunes around Dunkirk.

These volunteers are leading you for free, with fervor and all their heart. A unique moment of sharing, a meeting!  

Carnival Giants

Malo-les-bains in Dunkerque

Grande Place & Lille Beffroi

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Lille & Environs


Dunkerque et environs

Pays de Flandre

Le Hainaut


So that the visitor can discover the Nord department “differently”, soak up its atmosphere, meet its people and understand the territory,
The Greeters are happy to welcome you, as they would their friends. They are volunteers in their free time, to share their passions during a walk and a friendly meeting. They are true ambassadors of their territory, they can also share their favorites and good plans.

All right, are you ready for discovery?

What do our visitors say after a ride up north with a Greeter?

Octobre 2019
Nous avons été accueillis et guidés – à la Villa Cavrois puis à travers Roubaix, notamment à “LLa Piscine”, par Marie-Christine Sergent : ce fut une rencontre très enrichissante ! Marie-Christine (qui ne prétend pas être un “guide historien”) nous a fait découvrir les lieux de façon très “vivante” ; c’est une personne chaleureuse, très attachante, qui a “pris soin de nous” et… avait du mal à nous quitter ! (c’était réciproque !). Nous avons connu Roubaix du point de vue d’une “habitante” qui aime sa ville ! Grâce à elle, nous ne “bouderons” plus le Nord de la France ! !

Annie B.

Tours - France

Novmbre 2019
Sylvie est absolument charmante, simple et très accueillante, elle aime les gens et cela se ressent dès le premier contact. J’ai beaucoup aimé partager cette balade greetée avec elle et je la recommande vivement. Notre échange a été pour moi d’une grande valeur et d’une grande chaleur. Merci Sylvie pour ce beau moment simple et riche à la fois, et merci pour le temps que vous m’avez consacré.

Martine R.

Vulbens - France (74)

Novembre 2018
I would like to thank Laurence Claeysen for the wonderful afternoon I spent with her last Wednesday in Dunkerque! She showed me the beautiful Belle époque homes who survived the times as well as brought me back in time to “show” me those not there anymore. It was a time traveling experience! Laurence was super well prepared with photos and was very knowledgeable. It was also easy to schedule it all with her before hand. She is a very generous person who had a lot of patience with my broken French. I would like to thank her as well as the International Greeter Association for this unforgettable experience! Denise Guimaraes Dunkerque 2/11/2018

Denise M.


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