Maubeuge is located approximately 120 miles (193 kilometers) from Paris, the capital of France.
While it can be a temptation to just chill out when visiting Maubeuge, remember, the surrounding region's many scenic and cultural delights are never more than a day trip away. Take a trip to the Aquatica Water Park and Val Joly Lake in and around Eppe-Sauvage, some 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the northwest of Maubeuge.
When you come to Maubeuge, why don't you spend a few hours exploring Lille. Approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) away, this regional city is home to Jean-Baptiste Lebas Square, Lille University of Science and Technology and Opera House. Lille Metropole Stadium, Old Stock Exchange and Le Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille are also good places to spend some time.
To understand a region, it often pays to learn a little local history. Nord 's rich old towns provide a wonderful starting point.
The Nord area offers visitors plenty of relaxing activities, such as sunbathing and cycling.
Maybe one of the most useful compliments you can make to the locals you meet on your travels is to put in the effort of understanding a little of their language. "Je viens de..." means "I come from..." "What's your name?" is another good one know, so try getting your mouth around "Comment est-ce que vous vous appelez ?"
As you finish your journey, pack your baggage and wish Maubeuge "Au revoir / À bientôt" (farewell).