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What to see and do in Aisne, Picardy

The department of Aisne in Picardy is the ancient cradle of France. Its capital Laon was once also the capital of France, and it is …

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Agincourt | The legends and a historic museum

There are no real winners when two nations fall out, but today we live in an age when wars can rumble on for years and …

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Guide to Saint-Omer – quintessential northern France

Why head to the south of France when the north has so much to offer? I get it. It’s what almost everyone does. “It’s wall …

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What to see and do in Wimereux, northern France

Less than 30 minutes drive from Calais port lies Wimereux, a Belle Epoque seaside town on the Opal Coast. It is though best reached by …

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Authentic France | Boulogne-sur-Mer

Years ago, when Boulogne-sur-Mer was open to ferries from the UK, the town was a popular day trip. It was often the first French port …

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Amiens in Picardy makes for a fascinating visit

Amiens, the capital city of Picardy in northern France, is one for your bucket list. It has an age-old history and an incredible UNESCO listed …

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Amiens – the biggest Cathedral in France

The first stone of Amiens Cathedral was laid in the year 1220. It is a monumental medieval masterpiece of Gothic art, 145 metres long and …

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Lille – the best cultural sites and restaurants

Vieux Lille, the old town of Lille, is a place of fanciful Flemish facades. Where bars, bistros, boutiques and shops line the cobbled streets which …

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Road Trip northern France

The far north of France, known as Hauts de France comprising the departments Picardy, Pas-de-Calais and Nord is the perfect road trip destination. A land …

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Lens in Northern France | a city reinvented

Lens in the Nord department, a few kilometres south east of Bethune and just to the north of Arras was for three centuries a major …

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