Somme I Holiday lettings France

Holiday lettings France in the Somme

The department of Somme is located in the northern part of the Picardy region, bordering the English Channel. Somme is characterised by its waterside location, lovely scenery and interesting history. Book French holiday cottages in this region and fall in love with the place yourself! The department is named after the Somme River, which originates in Fonsomme in Saint-Quentin and flows after 245 kilometres to the Somme Bay at the mouth of the sea. Follow the course of the river in France, and discover one of the most beautiful bays of the country. Or rent cottages with hot tubs and swimming pools and enjoy the water from your own holiday home!

Beautiful villages and towns near your gites in France

Amiens also has the small town Abbeville with 28 historical monuments. In addition to the splendid churches, whilst renting gites France visit the historic Abbeville public bathhouse, which was built in the early 20th century on the site of the St Josep barracks. Also visit the tiny village of Regnière-Écluse with its castle. Here you can book French holiday cottages and the visit the castle with its stunning Landscape Park, and the town's parish church. The municipality of Saigneville also has a pretty church and is nearby the River Somme – perfect for relaxed walks on family holidays.

Gites France near Chateau Rambures

In the Somme you can see the French Chateau Rambures, just a few kilometres south of Abbeville. This is a very well-preserved castle from the Middle Ages with towers dates from the 15th century. Considered a masterpiece of defensive architecture as the castle was never taken, Chateau Rambures is well worth a visit during your self-catering France holiday. Not just for history buffs, this remarkable French chateau has lovely grounds with blooming gardens where you can sit and admire the well-maintained outdoor space.

Gites in France - Valloires monastery

Valloires monastery is located on the Street of Roses and has well-manicured gardens with rare plants for you to enjoy on your family holidays abroad. Visit the charming town of Argoules in the valley of Authie, just north of Abbeville and discover a number of cultural delights. The monastery was founded in 1138 and built anew in the 18th century by the architect Coigniard. In the church a wall with two arched windows from the period is kept.

Holiday rentals in Amiens

Amiens, the capital of Picardy, is nicknamed the Venice of the North because of its many canals. There seems to be something for everyone here, making this a popular area in Picardy for self-catering holiday lettings in France. Amiens has a rich cultural and historical heritage, which is marked by the largest cathedral in France, the well-renowned Notre Dame Cathedral. There are plenty of typically French things to do in the neighbourhood of Amiens, like exploring the diverse landscapes, excellent food, stunning museums and quaint local markets and shops. Families on holiday will enjoy the beautiful parks in particular, which are ideal for picnics, cycling, games and enjoying peace and quiet.

Culture and Relaxation in Amiens

For those interested in literature and the arts, Amiens was also home to the infamous novelist and playwright, Jules Verne. Whilst self-catering in France you can visit the house where some of his most notable works were written! Do not leave the region without exploring the 300 hectares of floating gardens of Amiens in the centre. Unwind and enjoy the floating flower and vegetable gardens on the network of 65 km of canals. Or have a peaceful outing punting or strolling along the waterside. Return home to your cosy and comfortable holiday homes France.

Self-catering in France I Natural Paradise of the Somme Bay

The estuary of the Somme Bay is an impressive space of 70 square kilometres stretching from the tip of Hourdel in Crotoy. Your holiday homes in France offer the possibility of local hiking trips and enjoying flora and amazing wildlife. At low tide, you can cross the sandbanks where hundreds of bird species migrate. The estuary is also home to the largest colony of calf seals in Europe. From Crotoy’s charming little harbour, you can take the steam train running along the ‘Bains de Mer’ network and through Noyelles-sur-Mer, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme and Cayeux-sur-Mer. Over this scenic ride, you can admire the beautiful landscape.