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Pas-de-Calais

Sometimes overlooked and maybe one of the least known regions in France, the Pas de Calais has a lot to offer holidaymakers. Stop awhile to discover first-class beaches, tranquil rural countryside, historic towns and villages; and for accommodation see our fine collection of gites in Pas de Calais.

This northern coastal region is the gateway to continental Europe and sits at the point where the English Channel meets the North Sea, with Belgium close at hand to the east and Picardy to the south. It is a shame so many holidaymakers pass through this fascinating region on their way to and from the channel ports, because there is so much to see and do right here; historic towns, classically French villages, pleasant seaside resorts and serene open countryside.

The heritage of the region is fascinating. During its history Pas de Calais has suffered many invasions by among others the Celts, Romans, Franks, Spanish, Austrians and the Dutch whose influence remains today, so much so that the region is often known as the French Low Countries. Many of the towns and villages have Dutch sounding names and there is even a local language called West Flemish which is an historic regional dialect of the Dutch language.

Places worth a visit include Le Touquet, considered to be the region''s smartest seaside resort. The sandy beaches, smart restaurants and hotels attract wealthy Parisians looking for a weekend bolt hole. Other interesting locations include Saint Omer, Arras, Douai and Valenciennes which is famous for its lace industry. The town''s museum of fine arts is well worth a visit. For history lovers the regional capital Lille has lots of references to its Dutch past and has plenty of interesting buildings to see.

Boulogne could easily be overlooked as travellers pass through this busy port, but stop and take a stroll and discover the town''s fishing heritage, sampling the local produce in a bistro off the town''s main square. The quiet old town has cobbled streets and a castle and mote which are surrounded by magnificent ramparts.

If you want to get away from it all visit the Cote d''Opale, or Opal Coast, which has stunning chalk cliffs, elegant resorts, and plenty of sandy beaches. It lays within the Regional Natural Park des Caps et Marais d’Opale.

With so much to see so close at hand and being just a short hop across the Channel, book your holiday from a great selection of cottages in Pas-de-Calais.
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  • Embry, near Hucqueliers, Pas-de-Calais
    Embry, near Hucqueliers, Pas-de-Calais×

    Kiwi House

    Embry, near Hucqueliers, Pas-de-Calais

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    Ref: F62136
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This detached holiday property, set in the gardens of the owner’s house, is ideal for a quiet family holiday as...

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  • Arques, Pas-de-Calais
    Arques, Pas-de-Calais×

    Maison Arques

    Arques, Pas-de-Calais

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    Ref: FNP141
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Set on the banks of a river and within walking distance of the town centre, this well equipped end terrace property,...

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  • Longfossé
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    Longfossé

    Longfossé

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    Ref: FNP140
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This comfortable detached property enjoys a large garden and patio and has lovely views towards the woods and in...

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  • St. Denoeux, nr. Montreuil-sur-Mer
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    St. Denoeux, nr. Montreuil-sur-Mer

    St. Denoeux, nr. Montreuil-sur-Mer

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    Ref: W14269
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    These adjoining properties (W14269 and W14270), located in the countryside, are full of character and provide...

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  • Audrehem, Pas-de-Calais
    Audrehem, Pas-de-Calais×

    Le Gite du Poirier

    Audrehem, Pas-de-Calais

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    Ref: F62139
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    On the outskirts of a small village, set in a peaceful courtyard, this attractive semi-detached holiday property...

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  • Saint Josse-sur-Mer
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    Saint Josse-sur-Mer

    Saint Josse-sur-Mer

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    Ref: FNP133
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    Situated in the grounds of the owner’s property, only 5km away from three sandy beaches and close to the...

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  • Gouy-Saint-André
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    Gouy-Saint-André

    Gouy-Saint-André

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    Ref: FNP137
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    These pretty gîtes, two of 3, are in a converted 17th century abbey, and are situated on a working farm, on...

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  • Airon Saint Vaast
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    Airon Saint Vaast

    Airon Saint Vaast

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    Ref: W14027
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This single storey, detached holiday accommodation makes a great base. On the outskirts of a small village but within...

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  • Bécourt
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    Bécourt

    Bécourt

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    Ref: W15097
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Just 15km from Boulogne and set in a quiet village in the Regional Forest, this small, semi-detached holiday...

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  • Caumont
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    Caumont

    Caumont

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    Ref: FNP132
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    This pretty two bedroom semi-detached cottage retains original features throughout and a wood-burning stove for...

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  • Marquise
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    Marquise

    Marquise

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    Ref: W13395
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire

    This semi-detached stone cottage is filled with period furniture and fittings and makes a superb base to explore. Just...

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  • Houlle
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    Houlle

    Houlle

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    Ref: W14762
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This beautiful detached canalside property enjoys a picturesque location with a large garden and natural spring....

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