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I am having trouble trying to locate shopping and attractions in Valenciennes - staying at Grand Hotel and needed to know if they are within walking distrance


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1. Re: attractions and shopping

...and I thought I'm just obtuse!

We're planning a trip in 2009 and Valenciennes will be en route, but is it worthwhile scheduling a stopover there or does one just stop 'for-a-beer-and-a-burger' and move on.

A little on the origins of the city is available via wikipedia but apart from that very little is to be found re attractions.

Advice and reviews of the city is welcome.

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The main event in Valenciennes seems to be a 1000 years commemoration of Saint Cordon that ends in September 2009.

Other recent highlights have been organised visits to the Cemetery St Roche, L'Arte en Ville and the Tramway.

Have you tried ringing the Tourist Office, tel +33 3 27462299, who may be able to enlighten you on anything else of note in the area?

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For a town of this size Valenciennes has the most amazing Art Gallery and museum; several very large Rubens; Wattaeus (he was from there) and other old masters. Well worth a visit. Some days it is free but usually costs E6.

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