Nord-Pas-de-Calais is the region located at the most northern point in France and is on the border of Belgium and the Channel. This coastal region is known as the 'Cote de Opal' or the Opal Coast where you can find a great selection of holiday homes Nord-Pas-de-Calais and villas Nord Pas de Calais. On clear days you can even see the south coast of England across the channel. East of England and South East England are just about 30 miles away. A ferry runs from Calais to Dover.
Hikers and nature lovers enjoy this part of France with its good weather, endless beaches and sand dunes to discover. Rent your holiday home Nord-Pas-de-Calais in a suitable location for hiking and return for an evening of relaxation to your private chalet Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Calais accommodation is a perfect place to recover, but also to start exciting activities. The main hub of this region is of the course the port city of Calais. Just outside the town is the entrance to the Channel Tunnel; the shortest route between France and England within an hour by train, or with the ferry. Calais has a special status as it has been one of the main ports of France since the Middle Ages. During your stay in a Calais accomodation, like a cosy holiday home Nord-Pas-de-Calais, you must visit the town and its Gothic and Renaissance style buildings. Boulogne-Sur-Mer is also located on the Opal Coast with its medieval appearance. This will be noticed when you see the 100m high cathedral of Notre Dame.
On the other side of the coast is the remarkable French city of 'Uptown'. Between Boulougne-Sur-Mer and Calais you can find the tow picturesque towns of Cape Blanc Nez and Gris Nez. At Griz Nez the 50m high lighthouse has been guiding sailors the safest route through the channel for centuries and stands on the chalk cliff. The capital of Nord-Pas-de-Calais is Lille and is a very important economic and transportation hub between Paris and Brussels. This charming town is located close to the Belgian border and is very accessible from your Calais accommodation like your villa Nord Pas de Calais. It was named the European Capital of Culture in 2004 and has many museums worth seeing with beautiful boulevards and impressive medieval buildings such as the Citadel or the city church. Cosy street cafés and delicious restaurants line the streets of down-town so sit back and relax. You will also find excursions to cities such as Arras and Valenciennes which are both recommended. Both cities have a long and interesting history, as well as significant architecture. With medieval residential palaces, important religious buildings from the 13th to the 19th Centurys, and two different museums which explore each towns. The Art Museum of Valenciennes is one of the most important collections in the country. There are plenty of Calais accommodation choices to find in this interesting region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais including cosy cottages Nord-Pas-de-Calais and city apartments Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
Nord Pas de Calais is also close to Belgium. Why not spend some time there?