Your camping holidays in Picardy, Hauts de France
During your camping holidays in the Hauts-de-France (fusion of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy regions), explore the vast arrays of La Manche beaches, stunning scenery in the Baie de Somme and Côte d'Opale, peaceful Picardy hinterland, vibrant culture in the Amiens area and the mining legacy of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais. This is an honest and homely destination for campers who want to explore new horizons with the many new experiences that the Hauts-de-France have to offer visitors.
Seaside or nature? Explore the Maritime Picardy coast and the Nord-Pas-de-Calais hills!
On the Hauts-de-France coast and around Le Walric campsite, you will experience utterly beautiful landscapes around the Baie de Somme, Parc du Marquenterre, Baie de la Canche and Baie de l'Authie. You’ll love getting away from the hustle and bustle or making the most of your camping holidays in the Hauts-de-France to try your hand at land sailing, kite-surfing, stand-up paddling, sailing, fishing or sea kayaking on endless fine sand beaches. Further north, the Côte d'Opale is also a voyage of discovery especially around the Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez or the Dunes de Flandre. During your stay be sure to deepen your knowledge of the ocean with a visit to Nausicaa, the national sealife centre and Europe’s biggest aquarium in Boulogne-sur-Mer.
Your camping holiday is packed full of surprises back on dry land. The Hauts-de-France is home to four nature parks and countless green spaces with a wide array of outdoor activities. Explore the Flandre, Artois and La Thiérache plains, Scarpe-Escaut Regional Nature Park, Opale Capes and Marshes, Oise-Pays de France and L'Avesnois Regional Nature Parks…hiking and cycling fans will love it! Camping in the Hauts-de-France means exploring the Hortillonnages floating gardens in Amiens within 65km of canals, wandering in the Compiègne or Crécy forests, exploring the Boves grottoes and caves in Arras, sailing through the Saint-Omer Marsh on board a “bacôve” (traditional wooden boat) and so much more.
Visit Hauts-de-France historical and cultural sites
Travel back in time during your camping break in Picardy, Hauts-de-France! The region is home to thirty-odd cultural sites approved by "Musées de France" and a myriad of UNESCO World Heritage landmarks. Visit the French Cities of Art and History with a trip to Lille old town, Laon old town, Cambrai, Saint-Quentin, Valencienne and Soissons. Unearth architectural gems from the Middle Ages to the present day. Must-visit Hauts-de-France heritage sites include the Louvre-Lens Museum, Château de Chantilly, Amiens Cathedral Arras belfries, Béthune, Hesdin and Calais. Step into the city walls of Arras built by Vauban, gaze at the beautiful Château de Barly, Château d'Olhain in the heart of L’Artois and Château de Rambures in the Somme. Before your Picardy camping holiday comes to an end, you simply have to visit the Hauts-de-France’s war memorials on the Great War Memorial Trails from Péronne in the Somme to Notre-Dame-de-Lorette in the Pas-de-Calais. Last but not least, take time out to visit the slag heaps in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais mining area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll be amazed at the cultural wealth and diverse landscapes of a land transformed by almost 300 years of mining!
Theme parks and children’s activities in Picardy, Hauts-de-France
If you want to have fun with the kids during your camping break, the region’s theme parks are always a winner!
Less than 2 hours from the campsite
Parc Astérix in Plailly brings you a magical day out with the hard-core Gauls! Spend an action-packed day riding increasingly zany rides and watching raucous shows filled with fun times and special effects!
La Mer de Sable in Ermenonville takes visitors deep into three worlds: the dune desert and land of the Touaregs, the Wild West filled with cowboys and Indians and the tropical jungle with carnivorous plants and Chikapa monkey troops! You’ll make memories at 30 attractions for all ages and you’ll see interactive shows where horse acrobatics and stunts are all the rage.
Parc Saint Paul, near Beauvais in the Oise, is a large 15ha theme park with over 40 attractions for all the family. On the agenda: thrilling rides like the Extreme Descent Tower, the Wild Train, the Formula 1 Coaster, merry-go-rounds and original shows starring a white tiger, acrobatic goats and comedian dogs!
Less than 1 hour from the campsite
Parc de Samara in La Chaussée-Tirancourt is a unique 100ha theme park in the Hauts-de-France devoted to Prehistory and the Gallo-Roman era. Experience entertainment in period costumes, re-enactments and experiments to play and learn!
Parc Zoologique d'Amiens is home to over 400 animals from all over the world on display in their natural habitats. Kids and adults come face to face with giraffes, tigers, chimps, crocs, Californian sea lions and Manchurian cranes among the 85 species who call the park home. Adventure guaranteed in an amazing 7ha wildlife park!