Wander around the old town of Lille, treat yourself to a delicious interlude in a gourmet restaurant or simply enjoy the tranquillity of the Flemish countryside: just some of the range of possibilities this region offers. Les Collectionneurs offer a selection of great addresses to dine or stay in an establishment bursting with charm.
The Northern region of France is linked to the main towns of the country and of Europe by the airports of Lille-Lesquin and Paris-Beauvais in the the Oise. The town of Lille is also easily accessed by train and only an hour's journey from Paris. The capital of Flanders has something to offer everyone whether for a romantic couple's break, a trip with friends or for family holidays. The temptation to take a languid stroll round Lille's charming cobbled old town with its brick buildings is too strong to resist . The richness of the region's architectural heritage is equally fascinating in Valenciennes, Douais or Arras. The historic capital of Pas-de-Calais reveals its rich past in the Grand-Place or the Place des Héros with its bell tower and baroque Flemish-style gabled houses. In Amiens, visitors will be sure to admire the cathedral of Notre-Dame, a jewel of medieval Gothic art listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
From the capital of Picardy, travel down the Somme to its estuary. Valéry-sur-Somme, a small mediaeval fortified town overlooking the bay, invites visitors to stroll from the marina through its narrow lanes lined with small houses tucked into the ramparts. The estuary of the Bay of the Somme offers astonishing landscapes with great sandbanks home to colonies of seals and large expanses of grass where the salt meadow sheep graze. Belle Époque villas punctuate the coast from Le Crotoy to Touquet-Paris-Plage. These spa towns have been much sought after since the early 20th century and are the ideal destination for a bit of relaxation on a sunny day.
Les Collectionneurs offer a range of hotels to suit all tastes for you to make the most of this beautiful region of coast and countryside. From the 19th-Century chateau nestled in a verdant setting to the pretty hotel in a building tucked away in a historic centre, all these establishments receive guests with the warmest of welcomes. These owners, committed to excellence, offer top-notch services and every modern comfort. The tastefully decorated, spacious rooms and suites boast comfortable beds as well as a flat-screen television and WiFi. The bathrooms are also fully equipped.
For a romantic weekend away there's nothing like a cosy room with en suite bathroom featuring a spa-jacuzzi bath to create a moment of intimacy. To unwind, travellers may book a room in a spa hotel with indoor pool, steam room, sauna and hot tub. Wellness treatments and massages, enjoyed alone or as a couple, are a great way to relax.
To make it easier to organise your trip, the establishments selected by les Collectionneurs take online bookings. Certain establishments offer a babysitting service upon request for those on holiday as a family. Our hotels offer to help organise sporting activities for guests who fancy a round of golf, a game of tennis, or some horse riding. Fine sandy beaches at the foot of chalk cliffs stretch the length of the Opal Coast from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Calais. Lovers of watersports will enjoy trying sailing or kite surfing. Finally, from the Cape of Gris-Nez to the hills of Flanders the region is crisscrossed with pleasant walking trails.
Any getaway to Hauts-de-France holds the promise of an unforgettable holiday. For a cultural trip, travellers must not miss a visit to the unusual art museum of Roubaix installed in an Art Deco-style swimming pool. The Louvre-Lens is an unmissable detour, exhibiting over 200 masterpieces in the Galerie du Temps. Set among romantic gardens immortalised by the artist Le Nôtre, the chateau of Chantilly makes for an enchanting visit. There is a wealth of heritage to visit all over the region of Hauts-de-France. Travellers will benefit from staying in ahotel in Lille or in the heart of Douai or Valenciennes. Thes beautiful Northern towns, oozing with incomparable charm, are ideal spots from which to roam the region.
For a trip with friends, a family holiday or a romantic getaway, the beautiful manor houses and estates, tastefully renovated and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, offer a peaceful haven to relax just a stone's throw from the seaside or in the heart of the beautiful countryside. Travellers wanting to treat themselves to a true escape can stay in a charming hotel in the great outdoors of Belgium.
In the region between Douai and Cambrai, the restaurateurs selected by les Collectionneurs share a love of the produce of the land and a taste for innovation. If culinary specialities such as the classic Flemish-style potjevleesch, the welsh or the maroilles tart are the standard-bearers of northern French cuisine, these chefs know how to create an alchemy of flavours, mixing local produce with more distant inspirations.
In the heart of Old Lille or in a restaurant nestled in a lush park, foodies will discover an authentic cuisine with a creative twist. Sitting around the table in a contemporary inn or on a sunny terrace overlooking a garden, an epicurean treat awaits the traveller.
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