Holidays in the north of France

Discover legendary beaches, famous battle sites and bottles of cider!

Just 31 miles separates the UK from France at the Straits of Dover. And with no less than 8 ferry ports, not to mention the Eurotunnel terminal, northern France has got to be one of the most accessible regions of Europe.

Packed full of historic cities and beautiful beaches, it's perfect for short breaks as well as longer holidays. Within an hour of Calais you'll find the popular resort of Le Touquet with wide open beaches, clubs and casinos. Strike out into Normandy for the Parisienne favourite Deauville with its chic boutiques, golf course and horse races, or visit the picture perfect harbour at Honfleur.

Brittany has so much to offer; the world famous Pink Granite Coast with its amazing rock formations is a paradise for birds and walkers. Overall the region has more beaches than any other area in France! And not to be missed is the historic city of Quimper - its medieval heart is a real gem.

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Channel ports:

  • Calais, Dunkerque, Dieppe
  • Le Havre, Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo, Roscoff

So much to see and do

  1. Romantic Paris - just 3½ hours drive from Calais, the capital of France is home to the French Open and the finale of the Tour de France
  2. Beaches galore - discover hidden coves, famous resorts and the D-Day landing beaches
  3. Historic Bayeux - marvel at the 70m long famous tapestry and visit the cathedral
  4. Mont St Michel - a magical island surmounted by a gravity-defying medieval monastery
  5. Carnac stones - with over 3,000 prehistoric stones this is one of three sites on Earth that is said to be seen clearly from outer space!
  6. Two great theme parks - visit magical Disneyland® Paris or the amazing Parc Asterix

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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