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

Want a short break across the Channel? Here are five must-see places in Northern France that are within easy reach of the UK.

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Her neighbours all think she’s quackers, but for Janine Marsh her ducks are pets, not for the pot

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Test your knowledge of French architectural styles with our fun quiz

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If you’re dreaming of a property just across the Channel in France, here are 12 seaside resorts and rural market towns you really need to know about

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Some of France’s most beautiful beaches, villages and attractions are close to the ferry ports of Brittany, Normandy and Hauts de France, making northern France a great place to live or buy a holiday home

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If you are thinking of moving to or buying a property in Lille or any other part of Nord, here are some key things to know about life in the northern department

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