Holidays in Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Choose from our selection of gîtes, chambres d'hôtes, group gîtes, children's gîtes and campsites, in the countryside, by the sea or in town, in the North or the Pas-de-Calais or Picardie.
Grasp all the beauty of the Avesnois in the spring, when its apple orchards are in bloom and breathe the sea air; crossing the woods of the Boulonnais you will get to the Côte d'Opale.
You might see England in the distance, but closer to hand you will enjoy an unforgettable view over the dunes, the wetlands, the woods and the beaches. You just have to choose one of these many activities: golf, sand yachting, fishing, kite flying, hors-riding, to whet your appetite and enjoy the local cuisine with its Flamiche with Maroilles cheese, the mussels and chips and the Waterzoï.
Enjoy your stay and find out about the Nord-Pas-de-Calais' past, the Dutch, Flemish and Spaniards domination, the history of Vauban and Louis XIV thanks to the route of the thirteen fortified towns, the battlefields (Vimy Memorial, European Centre for Peace), without forgetting the mines, where you will be able to visit a miner's cottage (coron) with a retired miner as guide.
In Picardie you will travel in the Aisne, the Oise or in the Somme.
Soak up history, illustrated by some unforgettable images of Clovis in Soissons and Hugues Capet in Noyon, as well as images of Gothic cathedrals or of the wild landscapes of the Baie de Somme.
Follow the history of the Romanesque style leading towards the Gothic, the Route of the Lys de France and of the Rose de Picardie, and the Route of the Valois dynasty and discover the Celtic fortresses, the fortified castles and abbeys, the Cathedral of Amiens, which listed by UNESCO. On foot or by bicycle, wander along the cliffs of Mers-les-Bains and through some of the most beautiful villages of France such as Gerberoy or Parfondeval. For those who enjoy something more active, have a go at land yachting on the beaches or horse-riding through the forest of Ermenonville.
Explore the riches of the wildlife and flora along the 1,200 km of rivers that flow throughout the region. Anglers will be tempted by the fish in the lakes of the Somme, the Noye valley and the Thiérache, whilst birdwatchers can admire the thousands of birds in the Park du Marquenterre or the Baie de Somme.