A two-day stay is all you need to explore the very best bits of Maubeuge. Take a tour around the city center, rebuilt to a design by André Lurçat after it was destroyed during the Second World War. One of the area’s must-see historic sites is the Fortifications of Vauban. To find out more about the city’s military heritage and ramparts, head to the Corps de Garde museum. After resting up at the Première Classe hotel in Maubeuge, explore its lush green countryside with a trip to the Avesnois Regional Nature Park.
A work trip or couple’s stay in Maubeuge is the perfect opportunity to check out points of interest around the Avesnois. Travel back in time in Bavay, one of northern France’s Gallo-Roman cities, walking in the footsteps of the Romans themselves at its ancient Forum and exploring its museum. In Vieux-Reng, you can see the Fort de la Salmagne, a fortification that witnessed both world wars. If it’s culture you’re after, head to the unique Matisse Museum in Le Cateau-Cambrésis that was created by the artist himself in 1952. For a low-cost week in Maubeuge, check out our Première Classe hotels.
If your trip to Maubeuge is a family affair, you’re bound to go to the zoo. Surrounded by Vauban’s city walls and flower-filled grounds, you’ll get to see all sorts of animals from all 5 continents. The Monier ponds are the perfect place for a walk — and a picnic, of course. The more adventurous can also head off on a hike along the lush green footpaths of the Avesnois Regional Nature Park. Keen to extend your family’s stay in northern France? Then take a look at our affordable Première Classe hotels in Lille