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Make a holiday rental gite or chateau in Nord Pas de Calais, France your home away from home

Nord Pas de Calais is the most north easterly region of France, bordering Belgium to the east and the Channel to the north and west. It is a rural region of contrasting landscapes, but from the varied coastline to the forested hills, Nord Pas de Calais is a proud region, with strong traditions and a warm welcome to those visitors who spend the time to really get to know this magnificent region before chasing the sun south.

Things to do on holiday in Nord Pas de Calais, France

This is a region with some of the most dramatic scenes from France’s history, and there whilst it does not wallow in the past, the historical monuments and battle fields are beautifully looked after and presented. Historians could happily take a chateau in Nord Pas de Calais for many years.

The beaches of Nord Pas de Calais, although not much warmer than those of the South of England, are a huge asset from rental properties in Nord Pas de Calais. Sand-yachting has become a local obsession in some parts of Nord Pas de Calais, (Wimereux and Boulogne beaches), or you can surf and kite surf from Wissant Beach.

Walkers and cyclists have been coming to Nord Pas de Calais chateau for many years to retreat into the Guines Forest or ramble into the countryside to discover pea-green lakes, magnificent castles and the birdlife in the coastal reserve at Platier d’Oye.

Those looking to discover the unique culture of the region from a Nord Pas de Calais holiday rental property are in luck. The mixture of French and Belgium styles which have come to be in Nord Pas de Calais is richly celebrated through fairs, fetes and festivals throughout the year, when the famous local cheeses, mustards, mussels and beers can be sampled and bought.

Places to holiday in Nord Pas de Calais, France The region in split into just two departments; Nord and Pas de Calais.

The department of Nord is home to the city of Lille, a vibrant and exciting town where passengers on the Eurostar first arrive. The city has had a very turbulent past, and as a result, there are some beautiful buildings with influences that you would not expect to see for many hundreds of miles. It is well worth investigation due to the number of unusual cultural treasures, not to mention the exquisite restaurants which hide among the older buildings.

Pas de Calais has the pick of the seaside resorts, offering a youthful atmosphere and many exciting and new adventure sports which beginning to thrive. It is a beautiful rural department, ideal for walking, cycling, and sailing or merely relaxing among beautiful natural scenery.

Weather in Nord Pas de Calais, France

The climate of Nord Pas de Calais is very similar to that of the south of England, largely due to its proximity.

Travel to Nord Pas de Calais, France

Nord Pas de Calais is extremely well connected to the south coast of England too, with ferries running from many ports to the French ports of Calais, Dunkirk and Boulogne sur Mer. Lille Airport is served by BMI, which provides flights direct from Leeds Airport. The Channel Tunnel also arrives into Calais, so there are numerous options for reaching a self catering Nord Pas de Calais chateau or gite.

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                                                                                                      Fantastic well-equipped home from home

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great location and everything you could need or want for a brilliant relaxing holiday. Plenty of those little things you sometimes don't get like towels, coat hangers, adapters. And good quality bedding always makes a difference. The master bedroom had a John Lewis white down duvet that I wanted to steal! Thank you for a great holiday.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Great place to stay for a taste of rural France

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      If you want a quiet holiday away from the hustle and bustle of normal busy life then this a perfect place to stay. The cottage is very quaintly rural French but contained all the basics we needed for a self-catering holiday. The kids loved the swimming pool (despite the weather) and we enjoyed the wildlife, lack of traffic noise and the generally laid-back pace of life. The hosts were helpful and friendly and even gave us produce from their vegetable garden. Francine speaks about as much English as I do French (I took my French GCSE over 20 years ago!) and Roland speaks no English at all, but we always managed to understand each other. I would recommended this cottage for anyone who enjoys the simple things in life. Some extra notes for my fellow English travellers… As another traveller noted, there is no kettle (electric or stove-top) so if you want to boil water you will need to use a saucepan. There *is* a teapot and a splendid coffee machine, however if you want to drink your tea/coffee out of anything larger than the teeny-tiniest expresso cups, you will have to provide your own mugs. We bought some splendid mugs from the Carrefour in the nearest town (~2km away). They were only €2 each and as they matched the colour of our kitchen, we brought them home as a memento of our holiday. The kitchen utensils are a bit eclectic but keep the meals simple and you’ll be fine. All the TV channels are in French - but who goes on holiday to watch TV anyway? The Woman’s Football Euros were on when we were there and were much more enjoyable to watch without the patronising BBC commentary. If you cannot survive without watching a screen then bring some DVDs. For such a rural location, mobile phone reception is surprisingly good. I’m with EE and got 4G+ via Orange F. Hubby struggled on Vodaphone but that might be more to do with his ancient handset. You might want to keep this to yourself though - we told everyone in the UK that we were out of contact so we could have a proper holiday without work & mundane emails spoiling it.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017