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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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88 cottages are available
  • Longfossé×

    Longfossé

    Longfossé

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    Ref: FNP140
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - 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

    St. Denoeux, nr. Montreuil-sur-Mer

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    Ref: W14269
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

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

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  • Sainte Cécile, Pas-de-Calais×

    Hameau Serena

    Sainte Cécile, Pas-de-Calais

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    Ref: F62123
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed

    This semi-detached holiday property is in a residential development just a 20-minute stroll to the lovely sandy...

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  • Gouy-Saint-André×

    Gouy-Saint-André

    Gouy-Saint-André

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    Ref: W13244
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    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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  • Lottinghen, Pas-de-Calais×

    Gîte de la Lombardie

    Lottinghen, Pas-de-Calais

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    Ref: F62110
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Set in a quiet lane, this refurbished detached house (with original beams) offers open plan living, with a...

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  • Cavron St. Martin, nr. Hesdin×

    Cavron St. Martin, nr. Hesdin

    Cavron St. Martin, nr. Hesdin

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    Ref: W13543
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Barbecue

    This holiday chalet with large garden looks out over fields and trees. In a quiet location, access is via its...

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  • Le Ponchel, nr. Hesdin×

    Le Ponchel, nr. Hesdin

    Le Ponchel, nr. Hesdin

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    Ref: W9760
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This detached chalet with its own petanque court is built close to the river and is in a quiet village, ideal...

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  • Coulomby×

    Coulomby

    Coulomby

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    Ref: W14454
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Enjoying panoramic views, this pretty half-timbered, semi-detached holiday property with beams and an insert...

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  • Arques, Pas-de-Calais×

    Les Palmiers

    Arques, Pas-de-Calais

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    Ref: F62121
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This converted barn is now home to a row of four beautifully furnished properties (F62121, F62122, F62125 and F62141)...

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  • Senlecques×

    Senlecques

    Senlecques

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    Ref: FNP117
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This pretty holiday cottage is well furnished and tastefully decorated, providing guests with good levels of comfort. ...

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  • Willencourt, nr. Hesdin×

    Willencourt, nr. Hesdin

    Willencourt, nr. Hesdin

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    Ref: W9321
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Barbecue - Rural Location

    This wooden house with a warm atmosphere is located at the edge of a private 4 acre wood. You can walk in your own...

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  • Audincthun×

    Audincthun

    Audincthun

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    Ref: W14452
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    This carefully restored, detached former water mill dating from 1634, is full of character, with an insert fireplace...

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