Holiday homes in Picardy

Self-catering in the beautiful Picardy

Picardy is a rural area in France with low levels of urbanisation, inviting you for a fulfilling family self-catering holiday in the opulent countryside, which is full of natural treasures. Among them is the Compiègne forest (one of the largest in France), the Marquenterre Bird Park and the incredible Somme Bay, which is considered one of the finest in the world. Nicknamed ‘Little Camargue of the North’, the largest bay in France is home to a wide variety of species in a carefully preserved setting. Birdwatchers renting a French holiday home may spot a rare Ptarmigan, a Black-necked Swan, or the much sought after Teal. Guests can enjoy immersion in the green meadows or along the streams, visiting the aromatic water gardens before retiring to their comfortable and cosy villas in Picardy.

Enjoy culture from your France holiday rentals

Picardy in France is a region with a very strong identity. Being close to the border, this area has inherited influences from many other countries and parts of France, creating a unique musical taste, culinary flavour and even a regional instrument! If you are seeking cultural activities in Picardy, watch a pipasso performance of traditional songs accompanied by dances that have been passed down through the ages. The architectural style is also quite unique here whilst gastronomic specialties, such as Amiens Duck Pâté, salt marsh lamb, Soisson beans, Champagne, beaten cake and Maroilles cheese are the basis of typical dishes you might find on your French self-catering holidays. Why not buy the ingredients fresh and prepare a meal at your villas in France?

Explore Picardy: History in a bucolic setting

The history of Picardy and its historical legacy is prominent with sites like the Ladies Road, Terre Memorial Neuvien, and the cemetery of La Madeleine. There are also French abbeys and medieval cities like Senlis, Ermenonville, and Chantilly. From Beauvais to Amiens in Laon or Soisson, a huge pastoral setting awaits you with some fascinating attractions telling the story of French history. In addition, the Cathedral of Beauvais, dubbed a Gothic masterpiece, the fortified churches of Thiérache and the Château de Pierrefonds (or ‘Castle of the Sleeping Beauty’) give the opportunity to learn from centuries of history. Also worth visiting from your holiday lettings in France are Dungeon Vez, and Chaalis Abbey Valloires.

Picardy: Meeting of the Territories

From your holiday homes in France, discover the wonderful region of Picardy, with three departments (Aisne, Oise and Somme). Renting your French holiday lettings in Picardy is the perfect way to explore many municipalities and bordering regions at once. So why not visit Soissons and the spectacular ruins of the abbey Saint-Jean-des-Vignes, or the coast of Picardy - a land of art with an interesting shipping history. In this part of the country, charm is in abundance. Abbeville also has many architectural treasures, including the impressive Collegiate Saint Vulfran and belfry of the 13th century. Feel at home with the rustic charm of the countryside and be amazed by the classical architecture, culture and cuisine on offer during your holiday.

Take a family holiday in Aisne

Aisne is a rustic French paradise just made for exploring picturesque scenery and discovering real French culture. Simply rent a French country cottage and explore a region characterised both by history and nature. Visit the breath-taking historical centre of Saint-Quentin and the principal attraction of the Saint Michel Abbey. Those interested in war history, like many places in Picardy, will find a full agenda of interesting and sobering memorials if you go on holiday in Aisne. Rent your French gites, cottages and villas in the Aisne region and fall in love with the tranquillity of nature and the beauty of your charming surroundings.

Rent a holiday home near Oise

The Oise welcomes you to discover a region full of amazing attractions for all ages! Rent a French villa here and see castles come alive, get lost in enthralling museum exhibitions or simply appreciate the beauty of lovely parks in the region. Rent a French holiday home in Oise and you could also visit Parc Asterix, which not only offers fun, action and activity but also a playful take on history of the Gallo-Roman period of France in the Middle Ages and the turn of the 20th century. So for both budding historians, overgrown children and diehard fans of the original comics, Parc Asterix is a wonderful way to go back in time whilst renting your gites in France.

Self-catering in the Somme

The Somme is an area synonymous with a fascinating, multi-layered history, charming rustic culture and a fantastic seaside location with sprawling, sandy beaches to explore on your family holidays. With so much stunning landscape – beaches, dunes and forests, there are many opportunities for an active holiday. Perhaps you could take a horse-riding tour of the Somme Valley, or try your hand at wind-surfing. If you prefer to go by foot, try museum and memorial-hopping for an insight into local history. Of course, the picturesque city of Amiens is also a highlight and well worth a visit. Its trademark cathedral, canals and gardens provide a stunning background for a self-catering holiday in France.

Service – Why NOVASOL?

NOVASOL are the ideal holiday lettings company to help you select a holiday home that perfectly suits your needs. Whether you are travelling with a large family, or if you are just seeking a romantic break with your partner, our almost 50 years’ experience offering French villas, gites and cottages makes it easy for you to decide. Coupled with experience, we also have offices in France so if you need advice or help with anything, our staff with local knowledge can be on hand to help you. NOVASOL’s holiday homes in France are not just popular for variety in size, cost and location, but for the excellent service that comes with them.