The North of France is not always the first destination you think of when you want to go on holiday. But you’re wrong! Because its inhabitants are as funny as they are warm, its heritage treasures and its remarkable landscapes, a holiday rental in the north of France is well worth the detour!
The North of France is a region with a curious division that stretches from Cambrai in the south to Maubeuge in the east and up to Dunkirk, via Valenciennes, Douai, Lille, Roubaix and Cassel. This strange division, all in length, makes it a region with an incredible wealth of heritage, architecture, history and stunning landscapes. You pass from the Avesnois to Hainaut, then to the conurbation formed by Lille and Roubaix, then to the Flanders country before arriving on the Opal Coast. You will be able to enjoy the diversity of colours, pastoral scenes and panoramic views from your holiday rental in the North of France.
A region with a rich industrial, naval and mining past, it is also a region where the Gothic period reached its peak and left cathedrals and churches where stone takes on the finesse of lace. Besides, visitors are not wrong, because the North is the fifth most touristic department in France! But this can easily be explained by the dynamism and hospitality of the people of the North. Between Lille's "braderie", Dunkirk's carnival, a central position between the great cities of Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg and Cologne, a temperate climate, very strong cultural identities: the region has undeniable tourist assets.
And the gastronomy of the North of France is not to be missed! There are a multitude of regional specialities, each more delicious than the next: carbonade flamande, flamiche au maroilles, andouillette of Cambrai, chicken cooked in beer, mussels with French fries and fricadelle for savoury dishes; betises of Cambrai, sottises of Valenciennes, sugar pie, tarte a la vergeoise, gaufre flamande and coquille for gourmets. Without forgetting the iconic drinks of the region: beer, cider and jenever... Fortunately, you will have access to many activities around your holiday rental in the North of France to get rid of all those calories!
If you are in the mood for contrasting landscapes, cycling or walking in preserved natural sites, a holiday rental in the North of France will represent a real little corner of paradise. There are of course walks to be made along the coast, discovering the maritime buildings of Dunkirk or Gravelines. In the backcountry, more inland, magnificent landscapes also await you: the Bergues region and its mills, Flanders and its walks, Cassel and its architectural heritage...
As for heritage, by the way, you may lose your mind: starting with the Gothic brick buildings of the region, those gems that will mark out your route. We warn you; you won't be able to tour all the treasures of the city of Lille in a single day! Never mind, you'll have to re-book a holiday rental in the North of France to come back!
But it's not over yet: you can marvel at the marine creatures of the aquarium of Dunkirk, fly your kite on one of the endless sandy beaches of Berck, stroll in the fortress built by Vauban in the 17th and 18th centuries in Gravelines, discover the secrets of manufacturing betises in Cambrai, live a utopia in the familistere created by the industrialist Godin in Guise or visit the Beaux-Arts Palace in Lille. Not forgetting the famous La Piscine museum, the museum of Art and Industry in Roubaix.
And as the Belgian border touches Hainaut, not far from your holiday rental in the North of France, you can easily go across the border to enjoy a waffle on the Grand-Place in Brussels or have fun in the Walibi amusement park.
Vacanceole welcomes you to the residence Les Cottages de Valjoly***, on the shores of Lake Valjoly. You will quickly understand where this name comes from when you marvel at the beauty of the landscapes that surround these individual houses for between 2 to 8 people. After enjoying breakfast on your private terrace, you can set off to discover the North of France and all its riches. If you are in a playful mood, go to the residence's aquatic area, where a wave pool, fast river and waterfalls await you.
This aquatic centre also offers massage jets, a slide, a children's pool, a swimming pool, a solarium, not forgetting the heated outdoor swimming pool and paddling pool. A holiday rental in the North of France with a swimming pool worthy of the name!
Do you have tingling in your legs from lying by the pool? Go to the playground, which offers activities for young and old alike: outdoor games, badminton and boules courts, ping-pong tables... Enough to spend a fun and friendly holiday with family or friends!
You will be able to savour these simple and authentic pleasures without feeling guilty because, like all Vacanceole residences, the residence Les Cottages de Valjoly*** is committed to sustainable tourism. This consists of controlling water and energy consumption, highlighting the least polluting activities and favouring short purchasing routes in order to limit the impact of travel on the environment. So, with Vacanceole, when you book your holiday rental in the North of France, you have the satisfaction of combining a holiday by the water with a green holiday!