When most of us think of France, we think of Paris. Or perhaps the gleaming southern cities on the French Riviera like Nice. But I urge you to look north to find some of the best places in all of Europe: culture, cuisine, and history galore. I’ve got 12 beautiful places to visit in Northern France that will win you over. Going to Northern France was an incredible experience. Despite being on a different continent, seeing the war history made me proud to be an American.