|Chateau de Chantilly|
So where is Picardy exactly and why should you visit it? Firstly it's a region of Northern France and with stunning coastlines, heritage sites, traditional French cuisine and should not be overlooked as a destination. Here is why you should be booking a break to Picardie as the french would say.
A relaxing break
The Picardy region has more than 70 outdoor parks and gardens open to the public which offer a variety of walks in diverse countryside where you can get a chance to spot some wildlife or simply find a moment of calm, cycling is also popular in tis region with acres of trails along the coastline or countryside. Picardy offers a lot for both families and those who wish to get away from it all.
If you are more of an adrenaline junkie than never fear there is a lot on offer for the more outgoing traveller. You will have the chance to try out something new as there is much available for both amateurs or professionals from speedsail and sailing to kayaking and waterskiing or a spot of horse-riding through countryside or coastline.
The region of Picardy had a huge part to play in history and the First World War and the famous battle of Somme and for those who are interested in this part of History there is an abundance of sights, museums or combine nature and remembrance with a self-drive day trip to the battlefields now filled with poppies. No one can fail to be moved by a visit to one of the many memorials, cemeteries or museums.
Why not take in some of that laid back French lifestyle with a trip that celebrates the wonderful local cuisine, with so many amazing restaurants, eateries and world famous champagne houses as well as more simple affairs such as moules frites by the seaside Picardy is a real hotspot for gourmet and culinary discoveries. Its also fantastic for those who have a sweet spot and wish to sample some authentic creme Chantilly in Restaurant du Hameau in the grounds of the Chateau de Chantilly.
With so many different types of accommodation from 5 star spa and wine retreats to more relaxed family friendly campsites Picardy has something for everyone and like I said it's only a 4hour drive from London so why check out a selection of accommodation and trips Espri De Picardie has to offer
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