Why Families Should Head to Picardy

Still largely undiscovered by many tourists, Picardy, a region in northern France, is perfect for those looking for a new summer holiday spot.

You can enjoy non-touristy prices and it can be reached very easily from ferry ports in the north of the UK… Perfect for families who are holidaying on a budget! Plus, it’s only an hour’s drive from Paris if you fancy a day trip to the capital.

Here are three more reasons why you should consider holidaying in Picardy this summer:

It’s Picture-Perfect

Budding photographers will be in their element in beautiful Picardy. Wherever you turn, there’s a picturesque photo opportunity, whether you’re visiting the villages of Beauvais, Gerberoy, Baie de Somme or Chantilly.

Chantilly in particular is a fairy-tale setting that will take your breath away – it’s a grand chateau with a museum set in its stunning grounds, gorgeous gardens and parklands, a famous racecourse and an idyllic lake.

Why Families Should Head to Picardy

It’s Great for Families

There are a number of theme parks to visit in Picardy if you have young children to entertain. Astérix is one of the most popular, dedicated to a character that is perhaps little-known by British visitors. You can expect a fun-filled day out that has plenty of roller coasters, water rides and various shows that the kids are guaranteed to fall in love with. (And it’s cheaper day out than Disneyland in Paris!)

Plus, there’s plenty of exciting places to stay that’s fun for families with young children. You can set up camp at Eurocamp in one of their holiday parcs, where you can enjoy activities, shops, pools and watersports right on your doorstep. What’s more, you’re close to all the main attractions of Picardy. What could be better for your next family holiday?

Fun for Everyone

It’s always difficult to find a holiday spot that caters to everyone. However, you can find just that when you head to Picardy for your summer break with your family. Whatever your age, the region has something to cater for a diverse range of interests. So, whether you want to relax and read a book on the beach, explore a museum, visit a theme park or learn more about historic WWII sites, you can do it all in Picardy.

If you’re not sure where to take your family this summer, look to the north of France for an adventure to suit every person coming along on the trip. Easy to travel to and cheaper than the main tourist traps in France, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Picardy for travellers of all ages.

Why Families Should Head to Picardy




  1. Ann F. Snook-Moreau
    March 28, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    It looks like there are lots of beautiful historic sites to see in Picardy! I love touring palaces and gardens so this would be perfect for me.

  2. March 29, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    This is great advice for us. We are looking forward to trips to Europe once my youngest son is a bit older.

  3. March 29, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    I’m sure kids (of all ages) would love this place and have much fun, no matter what kind of family it is

  4. March 30, 2018 / 10:41 am

    Picardy seems like a nice place. I have been to France but only to Paris and Annecy. I really need to see this on my next French trip!

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