It was Nobel Prize-winning poet Anatole France who uttered the magical words ‘Sometimes one day in a different place gives you more than ten years of life at home’. And while the French writer was renowned for his oftentimes sceptical works, even he couldn’t deny the inspiration to be found in his beloved country. With a whole world of new paths and experiences to be found just a few hours from the port of Calais, we take a look at some of the best spots for a quick break in the Hauts-de-France region. But best book a flexi ticket – these stunning locations in northern France will have you checking in for an extra night.
Encompassing the sandy beaches of Pas-de-Calais, the châteaux of Oise, the floating gardens of the Somme and much more besides, the Hauts-de-France contains many of the most beautiful places in northern France. To help you plan your own adventure in this scenic part of the country, we’ve selected some of the best cities and attractions you can visit on a road trip around Hauts-de-France.