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.
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.
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:
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 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!
There are 40+ Belvilla houses 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.
Some of the must-do activities in Picardy are:
Some of the recommended dishes in Picardy are Gâteau battu, Moules, Pate, Salicornia, Agneau de pré-salé, Rhubarb, and the Chantilly Cream.
The months from June to August are the best to visit Picardy.