Need new travel ideas for a short break as a couple or for a week’s family holiday? Just a stone’s throw from Normandy, Picardy awaits you.
Combining three départements, Aisne, Oise and Somme, Picardy is an unspoilt region of northern France for relaxing getaways for those who want a few days of escape from the big cities.
Leaving immediately to discover this French region is very simple: just take the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry line and drive the 100 kilometres along the A28 motorway from Dieppe to Amiens, the capital of Picardie.
The region has a prestigious historical and cultural heritage combined with verdant unspoilt countryside. A pioneer of gothic art, the Picardy region has no fewer than six cathedrals, including those of Amiens, Beauvais and Laon. It also contains many cities ranked as cities of art and history that will delight all lovers of architecture. Another of its treasures is its natural heritage offering exceptional sites ideal for long walks.