Northern France

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in northern France, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Nausicaá, France’s National Sea Centre, Boulogne

Rupert Parker gets up close with the fish in Boulogne in one of Europe’s largest aquariums.

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Walking across the Somme. France

Rupert Parker is feeling very biblical as he takes a guided tour across the treacherous Somme estuary at low tide.

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Hiking the Opal Coast from Calais to Boulogne, France

Rupert Parker hikes 50km between these two iconic ferry ports, with the white cliffs of Dover his constant companion on the other side of the channel.

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A family campervan roundtrip from England to Croatia

TripReporter’s regular testing family, Carole and Jason and their young boys Evan and Andy went on an exciting road trip with their VW campervan through ten countries, 2,920 miles and nine campsites.

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Insider Guide to Brittany’s Pink Granite Coast

Brittany’s northern coast offers up some quite astonishing natural drama. But journey past Dinard and the enchanting half-timbered houses and ramparts of Dinan, and another astonishing natural wonder awaits; the marvel that is the Pink Granite Coast.

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Christmas Markets and more in Northern France

Most people hurtle through Pas de Calais on their way South but it’s an easy hop across the channel, particularly if you use Eurostar.

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