The number of discoveries of La Tène burial sites has increased nationwide over the last fifteen years, and the Nord – Pas-de-Calais region is no exception. Even if the global number of burials is smaller than in neighbouring areas, we now have at our disposal a large corpus which enables us to formulate new theories concerning the burial rites of this period. It appears that the populations of this region practised rites that were very different from those found in eastern Picardy and Champagne-Ardenne, notably in the way bodies were processed: inhumation concerns only a small minority. We review a certain number of issues, with a view not only to bringing out the general characteristics of the period in this region, but also to identifying those aspects that evolve over time.