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Looking for a holiday close to home? Then choose a holiday home in Picardy! This region, north of Paris, is known for its rolling countryside, numerous castles and a number of beautiful Gothic cathedrals. The journey from Amsterdam takes about 4 hours, so for a long weekend or midweek, staying in a holiday home in Picardy is definitely worth it. Enjoy the peace and quiet in a restored farmhouse, terraced gîte or quaint cottage in one of the charming villages, and be woken up, all refreshed, by the birds singing. Prefer being by the sea? Stay in a holiday park, apartment or holiday home on the Picardy coast.

The rugged Côte d'Opale, with its friendly hinterland

Enjoy a unique holiday in Picardy!The landscape here is gently sloping, with lush forests and green valleys. Here you will see lots of vegetable gardens, orchards and grain fields. It's great to explore this area by bike. Picardy is bordered to the west by the sea; the 80 km coastline of rugged cliffs is also known as the Côte d'Opale. The coast is especially popular with Parisians, but more and more European tourists are discovering this area. Book your holiday home in Picardy and find out why this beautiful part of France is so popular. 

Your holiday home in Picardy, surrounded by castles and cathedrals

Dive into history while on holiday in Picardy! The region is known as the birthplace of Gothic architecture. There are a number of beautiful Gothic cathedrals to admire here. Notre Dame of Amiens is a great example of this. In Beauvais stands the tallest cathedral in the world: the Cathedral of Saint Peter of Beauvais. Gothic architecture enthusiasts can even go on a cathedral tour encompassing 6 of the region's largest cathedrals. The region has many more historic buildings, castles, churches and chapels. The following excursions are certainly worth going on:

  • Visit the Castle of Compiègne, the former royal palace. Compiègne has a quaint old town centre with beautiful shopping streets and historic buildings.
  • In Chantilly, you can spend the whole day enjoying yourself. The highlight is the water castle, which attracts many visitors. There is also a park and a living horse museum.
  • Walk the mudflats in the Somme Bay, where you can go bird and seal spotting. It certainly looks a bit like walking over the Dutch mud flats, but the subsoil is a bit firmer here.
  • There are more than 5,000 flower species to admire in the Gardens of Valloires.
  • When you visit Le Marcanterra Nature Park, don't forget to take your binoculars. More than 400 bird species come to this park every year. The area features beautiful grassland with dunes and fens.
  • The Pierrefonds Castle is particularly beautiful from the outside, and has often served as a backdrop for film sets.
  • Gerberoy is the city of roses. The Rose Festival is held here every year, in June. The rose, a symbol of peace, is the symbol of Picardy. In Gerberoy, you can also stroll around the historic centre and visit the castle.

A holiday in Picardy: fun for young and old alike

From your holiday home in Picardy, you can go on a number of enjoyable family days out. Parc Asterix amusement park is located about 35 km north of Paris, and is dedicated entirely to the comic strip heroes Asterix and Obelix. The amusements are spread over the worlds of the ancient Gauls, Romans and Greeks. Crazy roller coasters, spectacular shows and amusements for all ages make the day fly by. La Mer de Sable amusement park near Ermenonville, with its western, desert and jungle themes also has a number of exciting water attractions. If you want something different, try an activity day at the Acrobranch adventure park. In the forests of Compiègne there is a varied course where you can abseil or climb from tree to tree via rope bridges. After an intense day outdoors, you can relax on the terrace of your own holiday home in Picardy.

Enjoy the real France from your holiday home in Picardy!

Enjoy all the benefits of a holiday home in Picardy. You don't have to go far, but you still end up in a totally different environment. Beach, countryside and beautiful buildings: there is plenty to do here for a long weekend or for a wonderful summer holiday. Whether you're a romantic couple or looking to enjoy a holiday with the whole family, at Belvilla you'll find the Picardy holiday home that's right for you!

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Holiday in Picardy - FAQs
How many Belvilla houses can I choose from in Picardy?

There are 40+ Belvilla houses in Picardy.

What are the most important places to visit in Picardy?

Some of the most important places to visit in Picardy are Château de Chantilly, Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Château de Pierrefonds, Parc Marquenterre, Palais de Compiègne, and Musée Condé.

Any activities that I must include during my stay in Picardy?

Some of the must-do activities in Picardy are:

  • Bird watching
  • Windsurfing and kitesurfing
  • Taking Walking tours
  • Taking Boating tours
  • Trying Horse-drawn carriages
  • Sunbathing in beaches
  • Visiting the Zoo
  • Hiking and camping
  • Trying out Nature and wildlife adventures
  • Visiting Adventure parks
  • Cycling

 

What are the recommended dishes in Picardy?

Some of the recommended dishes in Picardy are Gâteau battu, Moules, Pate, Salicornia, Agneau de pré-salé, Rhubarb, and the Chantilly Cream.

When is the ideal time to visit the Picardy?

The months from June to August are the best to visit Picardy.