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Picardy

Picardy has a gently rolling countryside, ancient cathedrals, extensive forests and beaches and of course is the area that witnessed some of the bitterest battles of WWI. Thankfully today however it provides a lovely location for a cottage holiday in northern France. For self catering accommodation in this region see our gites in Picardy.

Geographically, the Picardy region of North West France touches both the Channel and South Belgium border, but its importance is more historic. It has a rich medieval heritage and also has some equally important sites of the Great War.

For those with an interest in the more distant past, Picardy has a long history stretching back to Roman times, and has some particularly good examples of Gothic architecture. The English, Spanish and the Habsburgs have all ruled this part of France over the past millennium, each leaving their mark.

Europe''s largest cathedral and one of the most impressive in France is at Amiens, while Beauvais, Laon, St Quentin and Soissons also have great examples of the Gothic style. Visitors can discover more at the Museum of Picardy in Amiens. Compiegne meanwhile is rich with royal and political intrigue, from the Burgundians’ capture of Joan of Arc during the 100 Years War to the signing of the Armistice for both world wars.

Picardy''s place in modern history is related to its importance in both world wars. Some of the most important battlefields of the period can be found in the region and a visit to the Somme is a must to commemorate the First World War. Among the military cemeteries to be found in Picardy are the unassuming site at Ors, the burial place of war poet Wilfred Owen, the large American cemetery of Meuse-Argonne and the Duaumont ossuary at Verdun. Compiegne Forest holds a memorial centre for the signing of the Armistice, among the many monuments and museums dedicated to this period in the area.

Nonetheless Picardy has plenty to offer non-history buffs, from spectacular chateaux at Chantilly, Pierrefonds and Compiegne, the Baie de Somme bird sanctuary and Plailly''s Aterix theme park. There are vast forested areas and even local vineyards where Picardy borders Champagne.

Along the coastal region of the western Somme there are 70 kilometres of sandy beaches, dotted with seaside resorts. A great way of exploring this coastline on foot is to take to the coastal ‘grand randonne’ path.

To discover this part of northern France at your leisure take a look at our Picardy holiday cottages; a great base for exploring and appreciating the characteristic local cuisine and culture of the area.
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  • Parfondeval, nr. Rozoy-sur-Serre, Picardy
    Parfondeval, nr. Rozoy-sur-Serre, Picardy×

    Parfondeval, nr. Rozoy-sur-Serre

    Parfondeval, nr. Rozoy-sur-Serre, Picardy

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    2
    2
    Ref: W14834
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Set in a beautiful village, with pond and green, this independent property, attached to the gatehouse of the church, offers comfortable holiday accommodation
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  • Carnoy, Pas-de-Calais
    Carnoy, Pas-de-Calais×

    Gîte de la Vallée St. Martin

    Carnoy, Pas-de-Calais

    10
    5
    3
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    Ref: AF080
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A spacious holiday property set in an area of historic interest, close to the WW1 Remembrance Trail.
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  • Wamin, Pas-de-Calais
    Wamin, Pas-de-Calais×

    7 Vallées

    Wamin, Pas-de-Calais

    10
    5
    2
    1
    Ref: AF060
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A delightful property with quaint shuttered windows ideal for a large group of friends or family.
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  • Ville, Picardy
    Ville, Picardy×

    La Barrique

    Ville, Picardy

    11
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: AF062
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    A large detached house amidst rolling countryside, accommodating up to 11 guests with plenty of space for everyone.
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  • Regnière Ecluse, near Rue, Picardy
    Regnière Ecluse, near Rue, Picardy×

    La Maison des Rêves

    Regnière Ecluse, near Rue, Picardy

    12
    6
    3
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    Ref: F80206
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This spacious detached house is situated on the borders of Pas-de-Calais and the famous Somme region and boasts a spacious garden, enclosed swimming pool and games room
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  • Allonne, Picardy
    Allonne, Picardy×

    Château de Villers

    Allonne, Picardy

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    8
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    Ref: F60112
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A beautifully spacious, 18th-century, detached château with antique furniture, games room and stunning landscaped grounds.
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