Cambrai, in Nord, is a city of some 36,000 residents.
Paris, the national capital, is situated 100 miles (161 kilometers) southwest of Cambrai, while Brussels is 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the northeast.
Study the collections, browse the exhibits, have lunch or visit the gift shops in several of the local museums such as the Musee Matisse or the Musee de Cambrai. Examine the displays, try the hands-on exhibits or simply enjoy the quiet space.
Popular Aristide-Briand Square is the perfect place to relax and feel the pulse of Cambrai. Find a good vantage spot and spend a hour watching the passing parade before exploring the area’s other attractions.