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Beckoning from just across the Channel and combining nature, culture and traditions, the French region of Hauts-de-France feels a world away despite its proximity to the UK.
There’s a wide range of sightseeing opportunities and outdoor activities in open space on offer here, against a backdrop of gentle forests and gorgeous countryside, dramatic beaches and chalk cliffs. The « villages français pittoresques », Northern France’s picturesque fishing villages and elegant seaside resorts, are perfect for holidaymakers in search of rest and rejuvenation. Culture vultures can get their fix in the main cities of Calais, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Lille and Amiens, refuelling at one of the many restaurants and craft breweries.