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Guide to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Picardy, Hauts de France

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is located at the heart of the Picardy coastline nestling gently at the mouth of the Somme. The town is charming, authentic and has …

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Rue Picardy Home of Aviation Geniuses and Miracles

The town of Rue in Nord pas de Calais, Picardy, bears a certain anonymous obscurity with cunning fortitude in the Somme River basin half way …

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Guide to Compiegne Picardy

Compiegne in Picardy, Hauts de France to the north of Paris is a vigorous, busy town. Its periods of victory and defeat though, still lie …

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Auvers-sur-Oise in the footsteps of Van Gogh

Auvers-sur-Oise in Picardy, northern France, needs little introduction as the last place that Vincent van Gogh lived and painted in 1890, during the last seventy …

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Saint Quentin Picardy and a Great War Secret

St. Quentin in Picardy is home to many outstanding architectural features including an extraordinary, medieval basilica that can be seen from miles around in the …

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Doullens Picardy’s Hidden Pearl

I have travelled extensively by car in France over the last twenty five years. As I approach a new town or village that I am …

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What to see and do in Amiens, France

Often identified by the spire of France’s largest cathedral from the autoroute, Amiens deserves a detour. A day out offers history, shopping, good food and …

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Le Crotoy on the Somme France

It was a lovely spring weekend in the north of France, just perfect to indulge in the national French pastime of visiting a brocante… France …

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