Region Guide

An insider’s guide to Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardy in northern France, including the main attractions to visit on holiday, the best towns and villages to live in, the major festivals and events, and buying property in Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardy

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Hauts-de-France (formerly Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy)

You don’t have to travel far at all from the Channel ferry ports to find your dream French property. These lovely homes are within an hour’s drive of Calais, Dieppe, Le Havre, Caen, Cherbourg, St-Malo or Roscoff.

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais

France has beautiful villages and remarkable gardens in abundance, but which beautiful French villages also have remarkable gardens? Ruth Wood presents a magnificent seven

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Aquitaine

There’s a spectacular new French tourist attraction to add to your list – The Calais Dragon has caused a stir parading though the northern town and will soon be offering tours

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Christmas markets in France

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Soon Christmas markets will open across France bringing bucketfuls of festive cheer. These 12 traditional Christmas markets in France are a great place to pick up some French Christmas gifts

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Christmas in France

A twice daily walk in the French countryside is a staple for Janine Marsh, who never quite knows what she might come across

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