Holiday rentals in Picardy - Gîtes de France® in Picardy
from our selection of 860 gîtes, chambres d'hôtes, group gîtes, children's
gîtes and campsites in the countryside, by the sea or in town, in the Aisne,
Oise and Somme regions.
The region is steeped in history, from Clovis in Soissons to Hugh Capet in Noyon. The Gothic cathedrals are rivalled by the untouched landscapes of the Bay of the Somme. Follow historic architecture route from the Romanesque to the Gothic; the Lys de France Route and that of the Rose of Picardy or the Valois Route. Along your way you will come across Celtic forts, castles, abbeys and cathedrals, such as the one at Amiens, which is a UNESCO heritage site.
Wander along the cliffs of Mers-les-Bains on foot or by bicycle, stroll through some of France's most beautiful villages in Gerberoy or Parfondeval; more active types can go land-sailing on the long sandy beaches or horse-riding through Ermenonville Forest.
Explore the riches of the wildlife and flora along 1,200 km of rivers that cross the region. Anglers will try their luck in one of the Somme's many ponds, or in the Noye Valley and along the Thiérache, whilst birdwatchers will admire the thousands of birds in Manqueterre Park or in the Bay of the Somme.