Hautes de France

With access to the English Channel between Nord Pas-de Calais and Haute Normandie, the Hauts-de-France Region borders Normandy, Grande Est, Ille de France Regions of France and Belgium to the east.

Located less than an hour from Calais on the English Channel side, or just about 15 minutes from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport when you are leaving Paris, and voilia, you are in this historic region.

This is one of those Regions that you will most likely pass through. We have only driven through this Region. So it is on our list of places to explore.

It was on one of our very first trip to France that we travelled a bit in the Picardie Region, as it was called before 2014. Many travellers will pass through this Region, landing in Calais and then travelling on to Paris.