Windmills in Nord departement© FFG

Meet the Greeters in the Northern France

In small groups of 6 visitors max, Stéphane, Alain, Serge, Robin, Sylvie, Laurence or Geneviève show you their North, be it the bocages of the Avesnois, the Mountains of Flanders and its heritage villages, the must-see cities like Lille and Roubaix, the sites of memory, the mining basin seen at the top of a pit or the beaches and dunes around Dunkirk.

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

Carnaval Giants ©
Malo baths: beach © FFG
Grand Place and Belfroy de Lille © FFG

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Then choose your greet and fill out the registration form






You can leave us the choice to send a proposal for a Greet. Our choice will be motivated by the items you can give us on the registration form and also by the availability of our Greeters.


Hauts de France Region


The Boulogne Greeters in the Albert Kahn Gardens

Who are we?

So that the visitor can discover the northern department “otherwise”, soak up its atmosphere, meet its population and understand the territory,
The Greeters are happy to welcome you, as they would with their friends. They volunteer on 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 passions and good plans.

Okay, are you ready for discovery?

What do our visitors say after a walk in the North with a greeter

October 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

Novembre 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 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

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