The originality of Picardy? This former administrative region, now part of the Hauts-de-France, crosses the country from one end to the other. Bordered by the English Channel to the west and by Belgium to the east, it is located in the north of the Ile-de-France and is crowned by the Nord-Pas-de-Calais. It includes the departments of Aisne, Oise and Somme.
Whatever the location of your holiday rental in Picardy, you won't get bored:
All this in a region with a unique culture, where the Picardy language is still very much alive, and where the local gastronomy delights the taste buds. Ficelle picarde, salt marsh lamb, flamiche, maroilles or samphire: Picardy cuisine has character, just like its cheese!
Between a beer and champagne tasting, in moderation of course, take a detour to Amiens, capital of the region, with its cathedral and canals.
On the coast, the Somme bay offers real holidays by the sea in the quietness of Picardy. Near the conservation areas of the nature reserve, tours dedicated to the First World War also await you.
Close to the Ile-de-France region, come and explore the medieval town centre of Senlis, discover the Beauvais cathedral, visit the royal city of Compiegne, not to mention the Chantilly castle (the creme de la creme!) and the racecourse of the same name. We almost forgot to tell you about the Asterix Park! Those who are more motivated can even treat themselves to a trip to Paris.
Yes, Picardy also has its own seaside resorts! In Cayeux-sur-Mer for example, a stone's throw from your holiday rental in Picardy, far from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy resorts of the neighbouring departments. You will have the choice between sandy or pebble beaches, close to the unmissable colourful Normandy beach cabins. A break by the sea, not in a postcard setting, but in an impressionist painting!
It is very close to the Somme Bay National Nature Reserve, with its 7,000 hectares of greenery, wildlife and vast wilderness. Not far away is also the Marquenterre Ornithological Park Wildlife Reserve, a sanctuary for many species of birds.
Do you prefer to admire the heritage of Picardy? With the largest number of UNESCO heritage sites in one French city, Amiens is home to one of the largest cathedrals in the world. A true Gothic masterpiece in a city nicknamed the little Venice of the North owing to its many canals. Other municipalities in the region are also worth a visit:
As for Compiegne, you will find there a castle testifying to its past as a royal town. Unless you’d prefer walking in the footsteps of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Ermenonville, the village of romantics!
History lovers can take advantage of their stay in a Picardy holiday rental to explore the footsteps of the First World War. Between the Battle of the Somme and the Battles of Picardy, the Somme Remembrance trail and the Chemin des Dames near Laon, there are many testimonies and places of memory, but always against a backdrop of green panoramas. An opportunity to plunge back into a piece of French history or to help children discover it!
Your Picardy getaway, do you dream of it as a seafaring adventure? Book your holiday rental in Picardy at the residence Les Terrasses de la Plage*** in Cayeux-sur-Mer. Whatever your plans, you will spend a comfortable stay in a studio or apartment. On the seafront, 150 m from the supermarket and 31 kilometres from Abbeville, you can alternate between activities and relaxation according to your desires or the members of your tribe!
Plan a 100% wellness break in a Picardy holiday rental with swimming pool. With an indoor heated swimming pool, you can relax whatever the weather! A stay that is also cultural, thanks to the closeness of your accommodation to the treasures of Picardy, from the Amiens architectural heritage to the historic Abbeville monuments. End your stay in Picardy with a wild getaway in the changing panoramas of the Somme bay or on the nearby dunes of Cayeux-sur-Mer!
For your dream stay, all you have to do is choose your type of accommodation before booking your holiday rental in Picardy. Are you traveling as a couple or in a small group? Opt for a studio cabin with sea view or a two-room apartment. It will accommodate up to four people and comes with a terrace or balcony. The more, the merrier? With family or friends, with or without sea view, our apartments can accommodate up to 8 people. You can even travel with your pets if you would like to!
Relax and breathe the sea air: in Picardy, nature is everywhere. This underlines the importance of the Vacanceole Group's commitment to responsible tourism! Pack your bags without worries, for several years now the Group has been applying a strict environmental charter to its own residences in order to minimise the impact of your stay. Green holidays are possible, because there is such a thing as fair tourism: as proof, some of the Vacanceole residences have even been awarded the Green Key label for their environmental responsibility.