Popular Accommodations in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Highlights in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
- A trip to Dunkerque
- Bathing pleasures in Bray-Dunes
- Sightseeing in Lille
- The Kiteparc des Dunes de Flandres
- A short trip to England
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Vacation rentals in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais was once the northernmost region of France, but was united in 2016 with the adjacent Picardy region and is now called Hauts-de-France. Among holidaymakers - and some of them come to the beautiful area on the Atlantic Ocean - it is still known as Nord-Pas-de-Calais. From a vacation rental on one of the almost endless sandy beaches, to a chic apartment in Calais, to a holiday apartment in beautiful Bray-Dunes, you will find the accommodation of your dreams on Holidu!Endless possibilities for rest and relaxation
Nord-Pas-de-Calais offers you the full package for your holiday: beautiful beaches, lively cities like Lille, romantic villages in the countryside and the possibility to explore the wonderful nature in the north of France. At Holidu you will find a wide range of holiday homes, whether in the big cities, in the countryside or on the coast!
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Location and orientation
Even today, the north of France is still "Nord-Pas-de-Calais" for locals and visitors, and the extension to Picardy and the renaming will probably not change that. The area borders Belgium to the north-east, the Atlantic Ocean (and the English Channel) to the north-west and the regions of Grand Est, Ile-de-France and Normandy. Thus the original Nord-Pas-de-Calais has gained a lot of space, but the capital is still the largest city of Lille on the border to Belgium. Lille is about 225 kilometres north of the French capital Paris and is extremely well connected to the transport network. Not only do many motorways pass through the junction, but there are also train connections to London and flights within France from the airport south of Lille. Other large cities in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region are Calais, 110 kilometres north-west of Lille, and Dunkerque, 73 kilometres away and better known for us as Dunkirk.
In the north the inhabitants speak three accents: Ch'ti, Flemish and Dunkerquois - so don't be surprised if you don't understand anything!
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Not only does Dunkirk have France's third largest port, it is of course also and above all known for its history. Numerous buildings such as the Tour du Leughenaer (Tower of the Liar) or the chapel Notre-Dame-des-Dunes date back to the 15th century. The Memorial du Souvenier is dedicated to the Battle of Dunkirk and the subsequent Operation Dynamo, when British and French troops had to be evacuated to England in 1940.2. Bathing and nature pleasures in Bray-Dunes
The picturesque small town of Bray-Dunes is the northernmost municipality in France and will enchant you with its beautiful beach promenade and the almost eternally long sandy beach! Stroll past picturesque villas in bathhouse style and discover the Dune du Perroquet dune belt, which is largely protected. Hikes are also possible in the wooded areas not far from the Belgian border. Here even one or the other vacation rental stands in the middle of the green!3rd sightseeing in Lille
The heart of Lille beats in its romantic city centre around Charles-de-Gaulle-Platz, also affectionately called "Grand Place" by locals. Here you will find the typical, tall, narrow houses with gabled corridors and small, hidden brasseries, where you can expect the best delicacies. Shopping fans will also love Lille, as there are still numerous textile companies around the city that supply the largest city in Nord-Pas-de-Calais with the latest trends. And at relatively moderate prices.4. The Kiteparc des Dunes de Flandres
In 2005 the first kitepark in Europe opened in Dunkerque and set new standards. Here you can learn all the tricks you need to take the board into the air on a 500 metre long and extremely wide section of sand. You will also find taster courses for catakites or kite buggying in the well-equipped park, which relies on experienced instructors and good equipment. The wide beach is perfect for buggy kites, where you can reach speeds of over 80 km/h. The beach is also ideal for buggy kites. An absolute must for water sports fans when on holiday in Nord-Pas-de-Calais.5. A short trip to England
About 4.5 kilometres from Calais, the Eurotunnel runs under the road from Dover to the English Folkestone (11 kilometres south-west of Dover). The longest underwater tunnel in the world - 37 km of its 50 km are under water - connects the European mainland with Great Britain by high-speed trains. And from Dover it is then only 130 kilometres to the capital London. So early risers can combine their holiday in Nord-Pas-de-Calais with a day trip to London for shopping and sightseeing.