Discover the Spirit of Picardy

Picardy Norther France Short break ideas

Photo credit: Esprit Picardie Gerberoy

The Picardy region or Northern France is incredibly accessible from the UK, 4 hours from London by car, a short hop over the channel via Calais, Picardie in French or Picardy is Northern France’s best kept secret. Picardy is not only very accessible it is a beautiful region too, with much to offer tourists. Whether as a stop over, short break, romantic weekend or historic visit, Esprit Picardy has curated local accommodation and guides with an emphasise on customer service.
History

Picardy Northern France visit WW1 battlefields

photo credit: CRT Picardie

Visiting the Battlefield of World War I, is a humbling and poignant experience. The Picardy Regional Tourism can guide you through, with local B&B recommendations and guides to self-driving the battlefields.

Stop overs

Northern France is the perfect stop off before returning to the UK or journeying onwards through France, select the right place and enhance your trip. Your stop off doesn’t have to be a compromise, it can be a complete experience. Choose Saint-Valery-sur-Somme a pretty village at where the Somme river and bay meet; great sea food, tranquil views it makes a memorable stop over.

Stop overs Northern France Picardy

Baie de Somme Photo credit: Xavier Damis

Short Break weekends

Visit bustling city of Amiens, discover the historic Catherdal, stay in a Boutique Hotel, enjoy French food and wine in the many bars and restaurants. A must do is coffee in a cafe with Macarons D’Amiens; small almonds and honey delights.

A guest house in Compiègne for a country side and French village experience. Visit the stunning and history Palais de Compiègne or relax with a forest walk.

French Romance

Where else to choose for a romantic weekend than a French Chateau close to Chantily, forest setting and French cuisine. A base to visit the art and gardens of Domaine de Chantilly. The gardens were designed by André le Notre who had a hand in the gardens of Versailles.

Local Network of Guides

The Picardy Regional Tourism: Esprit de Picardie have selected high lights and quality accommodation from across the region. Uniquely, they have the expertise and knowledge of a local network of English Speakers, available to provide the crucial local knowledge, those insider tips that make a trip something really special. With contact details and profiles, all the research has been done for you, simply browse the website; Esprit de Picardie and book via an instant, simple to use online booking service. Create your own very special break.

Short breaks Picardy Northern France

Domaine de Chantilly Photo credit: Vincent Colin

Photo credits: Esprit De Picardie

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