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Camping in Picardy

Picardy is another region of France which deserves a far better share of camping holiday visitors than it has at present. It is one of the quieter regions of France, but as with the next door Pas-de-Calais region, it has a great deal to offer the holidaymaker.

Campsites we feature in Picardy

The 4* Domaine de Drancourt campsite at St Valery is set in the grounds of an impressive Chateau, has several covered pools with slides & is close to a theme park and just 4 kms from the beach.

The 5* Camping la Bien Assise is set in beautiful countryside on the edge of Guînes forest and close to the ferry ports. This Castels Camping site is very family orientated, typically French and well cared for.

The 2* Camping la Dune Blanche is near the Calais ferryport & le Touquet. It has lots to offer onsite with heated pools as well as horse riding, land yachting, kite surfing etc nearby.

Camping le Phare is a 1* campsite in Portel, 100 metres from the beach, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais and close to the nearby seaside resorts of Le Touquet and Merlimont. The campsite is perched on a clifftop and overlooks the Opal Coast.

Perhaps you could take a peek at the Forest de Crecy which lies slightly northeast of St Valery, a huge forested area just to the north of Abbeville, but someone mentioned that the locals are still a tad touchy about the battle near there on 26th August 1346 which didn't exactly go their way. Don't mention the war, Pikey!

Who would have thought that a little place like Guines, virtually in the middle of nowhere, would turn out to be so popular with British visitors taking their camping holidays?

Picardy has beaches but fewer than Normandy or Brittany, and the climate is not dissimilar to the south of England, so we must assume that you camping or mobile home holiday to this area is not just for getting a sun tan, but more for walking, cycling and seeking out things historical.

The Picardy region is made up of three distinct departments in the Somme, of which the capital is Amiens; Oise and its capital Beauvais, and thirdly Aisne with the capital being Laon.

Old style house in PicardyThere are camping resorts inland here of course, and there are some in and around the major seaside resort of St Valery-sur-Somme (St Valery) which lies near to the mouth of this mighty river.


Last update: 09.01.2018