Rural northern France

Gites in Picardy and Nord–Pas-de-Calais

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Gites and cottages in northeast France, self-catering or B&B accommodation within an hour or so of Calais or Lille

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Gites & Cottages in Northern France

  From Calais to just north of Paris - includes Flanders and Picardy

Map of north east FranceSector 3a . North east France

Flanders, Artois,  Picardy  

Includes the following French departments:
Northern region:    59 Nord, 62 Pas de Calais
Picardy region:  02 Aisne, 60 Oise, 80 Somme

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An introduction to North East France

Sector 3a: Nord Pas-de-Calais and Picardy
 The Nord – Pas-de-Calais region includes the French part of the historic area of Europe known as Flanders - today divided between France and the Low Countries, plus the French part of the historic Artois
  The region is divided down the middle between two departments, the Pas de Calais to the southwest, and the department of le Nord to the northeast, along the Belgian border.
   The Nord department, capital Lille, is the most heavily industrialised department of France, and the most densely populated area outside the Paris region. Lille itself is a vibrant city that has reinvented itself as the central point on the Paris - Brussels - London high-speed rail network. It has historic quarters and some fine museums.
   The Pas de Calais, by contrast, is largely rural, its chalk hills and valleys very reminiscent of the landscape of eastern Kent, to which it was once joined, many thousands of years ago. This department has seaside resorts, and small country towns; in terms of population density, it is one of the the least populated areas within 100 miles of greater London.
    Picardy covers the area between Nord – Pas-de-Calais and the Paris region. The south of the modern region is not part of the historic area of Picardy, and is economically part of the greater Paris area. In the east, Picardy is a very agricultural area, and one of the most important French production areas for sugar beet and cereals. At the heart of the battle zones during the First World War, it is an area that today offers many a sombre lesson in history.
More regional info:  
Tourist guide to Nord–Pas-de-Calais
Tourist guide to Picardy and its attractions

 Access to Northern region and Picardy
Lying in the triangle between Paris, London and Brussels, both Picardy and the northern region are very accessible from all directions.
By ferry:
directly to Calais or Boulogne
Access by train: TGV from Paris Gare du Nord , Thalys from Brussels and Amsterdam, Eurostar from London to Calais or Lille.
International Airports in this region : Lille.
Peripheral airports: Paris Charles deGaulle, Luxembourg, Brussels Charleroi
Low cost airlines serving this region:
Easyjet: Paris CDG, 
Ryanair: Paris Beauvais, Brussels-Charleroi,
Flybe : Paris CDG

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