Bed & Breakfast in Nord Pas de Calais, France
Nord Pas de Calais is perceived mainly as an important cross-road region and the French side of the English channel. However, just because of its strategic location it has been inhabited since prehistoric times and boasts a huge cultural and historic inheritance witnessing French, Flemish and English influences, which attracts thousands of visitors. Bed and breakfasts in Nord Pas de Calais are a very practical choice for accommodation no matter whether one travels on business or for pleasure. Almost every major town here dates to prehistoric times and has a significant Gallo-Roman inheritance. These towns are Lille, Douai and Cambrai in Nord and Calais, Boulogne-sur-Mer and Arras in Pas de Calais. Romanesque and Gothic architecture here finds its utmost expression in the famous belfries of Douai, Dunkirk, Cambrai, Béthune, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Arras, some of which are UNESCO protected sites. Impressive architectural landmarks such as Gothic castles, churches, cathedrals, basilicas and chapels, medieval fortifications most of which are Vauban's work, as well as 19th century palaces may be enjoyed in Lille, Valenciennes, Maubeuge, Tourcoing (Nord), Lens, Saint-Omer, Verton, Wimereux, Saint-Josse (Pas de Calais). A typical Nord Pas de Calais bed and breakfast in these towns is often located in the traditional local row houses - an architectural heritage of English influence as well as in houses with Flemish architecture, which incorporates exposed red bricks. B&Bs in the countryside are two be found in spacious farms and elegant houses with steeped roofs and red brick walls, stately mansions and chateaus, modern private homes. Nord Pas de Calais bed and breakfasts located along the coast (Côte d'Opale, Berck, Wimereux) are excellent for holidays at the beach. Very often they are to be found in colorful homes with splendid sea views. Great outdoors enthusiasts will discover that Nord Pas de Calais is also an excellent choice for an active holiday close to nature. The region has 680 km of canals, excellent for staying houseboats B&Bs and visiting its landmarks. It also boasts perfect facilities and conditions for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing, cycling, golfing, walking, trekking.