The Pas-de-Calais region of France is easily accessible from Dover to Calais or Dunkerque by car and is ideal for both short breaks or a longer cottage holiday.
A former capital of culture, Lille is a vibrant and exciting city, easily accessed via both Eurostar and car. A must for shoppers is the huge Euralille shopping centre and in stark contrast, the famous`braderies' when the streets become lined with second-hand stalls and flea markets.
The chic coastal resort of Le Touquet has an abundance of hotels, holiday apartments and cottages and is a pleasant location for a self-catering holiday. Arras is the capital of the Pas de Calais region and is one of the prettiest towns in the area.