Visitors can expect mild seasons year-round as Hauts-de-France is part of the northern oceanic French climate. The temperate summers and winters make for pleasant conditions whilst touring. Each season really has its own attraction, which is often centred around a local celebration or national event. Christmas and Easter are always a drawcard for pomp and ceremony in region’s many cathedrals, as are the solemn and deeply moving commemorative events of ANZAC and Remembrance Day. The winter markets of the region are quickly being discovered as some of the most glorious in Europe.