Northern France

Discover legendary beaches, battles and bottles of cider

Where France meets the waves of la Manche (that’s the English Channel to us!) the coast is lined with some of the country’s most enjoyable resorts. The Celtic fringe of Brittany is where you’ll find rugged coves, charming Belle Epoque villas at Dinard and the family-friendly sands of Saint-Briac-sur-Mer. 

Normandy’s smart tourist resort of Houlgate and the effortlessly fashionable Deauville are both close to the wide, flat, seemingly endless sands of the D-Day landing beaches and the the hauntingly poignant WWII museums. The walled citadel of Saint Malo and the fairytale pinnacles of Mont Saint-Michel mark the Normandy coast out for days spent soaking up the area’s turbulent, passionate history.

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Picardy, Dunes de la Slack
Brittany, Mont St Michel
Normandy, Honfleur
Paris, Notre Dame
Brittany, Auray

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Regions in Northern France

Sail away to Brittany, in northwest France and see how many sandy coves you can delve into along the charming coastline.

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Normandy is a poignant place that’s witnessed legendary battles, but is nowadays better known for spectacular bottles… of its famous cider and Calvados apple brandy.

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Say ‘Bonjour!’ to Mickey, Minnie and the finer things in French life with a trip to the capital city of Paris.

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Step onto French soil and into Picardy, a northern region etched with hills, rivers and lakes, located just a short drive from the ports of Calais and Dieppe.

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