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Aisne I Holiday lettings France

Holiday lettings France in the Aisne

The French department of Aisne is located in the eastern part of the Picardy region. Book French gites or other holiday lettings in Picardy and you could explore this marvellous department named after the river Aisne. A huge draw to the area, the river arises in the Argonne massif, moves across the department and after 353 kilometres flows into the river Oise in the department of the same name. In addition to the Aisne and the Marne, the Ourcq, Vesle, Somme, Oise and Serre all invite you go boating, swimming, fishing or wildlife watching whilst you rent French holiday cottages.

French gites near Laon – the capital of Aisne

The capital of Aisne, the city of Laon, has 25 thousand inhabitants. Here there are many medieval buildings and the largest contiguous area of listed buildings in France! Whilst away self-catering France visit the famous, five-towered Cathedral of Laon. It is one of the first and most important Gothic cathedrals in the country and was a model for many buildings throughout Europe, even today exciting visitors on family holidays from all over. During your visit to the church, discover on the top floor of the towers the unique sculptures of 16 oxen that protrude boldly between the columns.

Pay a visit to Saint Quentin from your holiday homes France

The largest city in the department of Aisne in the Picardy region is with 56 thousand inhabitants, the industrial and commercial centre of Saint-Quentin. Here it is possible for you to visit from your French holiday cottages and villas with pools the impressive and domineering architectural jewel that is the Basilica of Saint Quentin. Here there lies the hand relic of Saint Quentin, the martyr from the 3rd century by which the city is named. In town there is also a huge war memorial and many beautiful Art Deco style buildings. Why not be adventurous and explore the city on a scooter from MTC, who have their headquarters there?

Culture and cuisine in Aisne

Amongst the impressive architecture is the late Romanesque Chapel of the Knights Templar from the 12th century that you can visit in Laon whilst self-catering France. The chapel is a small museum, where you can learn more about local culture and history. Along with a string of galleries and museums, there are also several pottery workshops and the Friday market for fresh produce and crafts – buy your ingredients locally and attempt a French meal at your holiday homes France. Typical local dishes include crepes with ham and mushrooms and fritters made with meat or fish.

NOVASOL Villas in France I Picturesque Picardy

Picardy is a land of abundant nature and history, where you will discover the most beautiful floral parks and religious buildings in France. Laon, Soissons, Amiens, Compiègne, Noyon, Beauvais, Saint-Quentin all bear an incredible resemblance, although they all have their own secrets. The beautiful Saint-Quentin in Picardy is known for its lovely natural diversity and variety of French cultural offerings, which is highly representative of the region as a whole. Renting your holiday homes in France here is a great chance to discover the surroundings of Saint-Quentin, including its multi-faceted richness, surprises and singularity.

Saint-Quentin and the Source of the Somme I Nature

Prime attractions in this region include the Isle Marsh Nature Reserve. This swampy area spreads through the towns of Rouvroy and Saint-Quentin, situated near the source of the Somme. Wildlife and fishing ponds are locations of choice for bird watchers and fishermen, so nature lovers will certainly enjoy holiday lettings France near Saint-Quentin. Just 3 km from here, the flower town of Gauchy entices visitors with its ‘Millennium Park’ the ‘Moulin of All Winds,’ and the beautiful flower beds that line the streets. If you can, also visit the City Hall whilst staying in one of our range of French holiday cottages to see the futuristic architecture that overflows onto the water.

Holiday Homes in France I Things to do near Saint-Quentin

Your holiday lettings France in this region will not leave you short of activities. At the heart of surroundings shrouded in flowers, woodland, marshes and agricultural fields, you will arrive at the garden of the Chateau Puisieux Clanlieu, which is less than 30 kilometres from Saint-Quentin. Ideal for a romantic stroll, it will delight you with its ancient trees, delicate peonies and fragrant roses. Visiting a castle can be a fine introduction to Noyon, a town of art and rich French history. Its museums and cathedral are an opportunity to discover the remains of a region that was the scene of many decisive battles in history.

Romantic Villas in France I Picardy

Although Picardy has many facilities for families and groups, a holiday self-catering in France can be really quite romantic, offering an insight into the peaceful nature of a bucolic world. Picardy delivers on tranquil and floral parks, well-tended gardens, gorgeous flowering cities, which attract couples everywhere. Amiens has even been dubbed ‘Venice of the North’, with its many canals creating an ambience much like the Italian city. NOVASOL offers various types of France accommodation to make your stay unforgettable – from couples to groups and solo travelers – we can ensure your stay is worthwhile.