Picardy, France

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Overview

Picardy, part of Hauts-de-France, is a historical region of northern France, borders Paris. Picardy offers beautiful landscapes, where impressive castles pick from the hills and gothic cathedrals tower around the towns. It suggests a wide variety of things to do from beautiful beaches, captivating castles, historical cities and architecture, Champagne vineyards, and much more.

Country

France, Northern France

Approx. Duration

Half-day Tour, Full-day Tour, Overnight Tour

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – High

Flights & Accommodations

Local Currency

Euro

Price Level

Min. Price

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General Info

Address

Picardy, France

Estimated Duration

Half day to 2 days

Spoken Languages

France (formal), English spoken by most of the population

Electricity

220V

Local Currency

Euro

Recommended Age Groups

Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors

Price

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Reasons to visit Picardy, France

Picardy beach resorts

Picardy offers beautiful beaches resorts that lie along the beautiful Bay of Somme. They all provide various activities such as swimming, kite surfing, sand yachting, sailboarding, and sailing. The seven beaches are:

  • Quend-Plage-les-Pins – probably the favorite beach for families, which has more than nine miles of sandy beach.
  • Fort-Mahon-Plage – located right by the Bay of Authie, offers a long, wide, sandy beach.
  • Cayeux-sur-Mer – long pebble beach, with a mile-long wooden walkway, edged with hundreds, colorful beach huts.
  • Harbour – the home to a large colony of seals.
  • Mers-les-Bains – The beach is a premier windsurfing venue. Next to the beach, you’ll find one of Picardy’s most beautiful towns, with 300 historic vacation villas.
  • Le Crotoy – once an important fishing port.
  • Saint-Valery-sur-Somme – a charming town with a sandy beach.

What else?

If you’re a history fan, Picardy has some interesting WWII sites.

Picardy has many other castles, a zoo for the kids, many museums, and other amusement parks.


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