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    Rendez-vous in Picardy

    If you’re traveling to France looking for wide open
    spaces and a protected natural environment, if you appreciate local culture,
    and if you enjoy meeting new people as much as visiting a heritage monument in France,
    then Picardy is the right France
    travel vacation place for you.

    Picardy, a land of wide open spaces

    With a great history of royal
    dynasties, a France tour
    packages vacation in Picardie will undoubtedly be colored by rich
    tradition, history and heritage
    in France. Travel
    the region’s scenic coast, beautiful green valleys, and fruitful forests. For
    adventurous tourists traveling
    to France, tour the
    scenic Bay of Somme where countless outdoor France vacation packages tourism activities like
    kayaking, yachting, hiking, horse trekking and bike trips await you.

    For bird-watchers and nature
    reserve enthusiasts traveling
    to France, visit the House of the Bay of Somme and Birds and the
    Marquenterre Ornithological Park. Botany enthusiasts will be enchanted by the
    many remarkable heritage
    France tourism parks and gardens, including the Gardens of Valloires.

    A region rich in History

    France vacation tour packages to the Picardie
    region show the rich religious
    or spiritual heritage in France including the  Senlis Cathedral, the Beauvais Cathedral, the Abbey of Saint-Michel-en-Thiérache and the Saint-Quentin Basilica.

    The International Festival of
    Living History showcases the France
    travel region’s rich history, which can largely be traced back to the
    Middle-Ages. The Seigniorial (Manorial) of Coucy, the Bouffon Celebrations, the
    Medievals of Laon and the Medieval Feast of Eaucourt successfully recreate
    medieval life, which is showcased in the Medieval City of Lucheux.

    Traveling to France, the  Castle of Pierrefonds , Castle of Condé and the Orientation and Interpretation Center in Thiepval also display fascinating snippets of Picardy’s history.

    A generous table

    The people of this France travel and tourism
    region are known to not only be hospitable, but also great culinary artists.
    Traditional heritage
    France specialties include the Picardie Ficelle (a crêpe with ham and
    mushrooms), a duck pâté pie, rabbit with prunes, eel and mussels. Gastronomic
    delicacies include the Lords of Coucy rissoles (pastry croquettes), caghuse
    (slices of simmered pork) and the soissoulet, a stew made with beans from
    Soissons.

    Irresistible deserts include the
    Compiègne Cake, Picantins (local handmade chocolates), macarons, Chocolate
    Tuiles from Amiens, and Raffolait milk candies. To drink, locals enjoy Folie
    Douce as an aperitif, artisanal
    French wine made from red fruits. Pear cider and champagne from the axon
    side of the Marne Valley is also popular, and offers a festive air to meals.

    Activities in Picardy

    The Prix de Diane and the Chantilly Jockey-Club figure amongst the great equestrian events. The Days of the Rose in the Abbey of Chaalis and the Nights of Fire at Chantilly Castle offer explosion of colors to any stay in Picardy. The colors call to mind those that adorn the cathedrals in grandiose light shows, displayed at the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Amiens during a few weeks each year.
    On top of all that, history is reinvented in a small Gallic village that awaits visitors at the Astérix Amusement Park. Other great destinations include The Sea of Sand, Samara and Saint-Paul Amusement Park.

    This is tourism with a human face, a relationship based on complicity, the sense that things are tailored for your particular requirements - "just for you" - that’s the Spirit of Picardy!

 
 
    tagged as : French Cities, Beaches & costal areas, Nature & outdoors, Culture & Heritage, Gastronomy, Sustainable tourism, Picardy, Region