Hauts-de-France caravan and motorhome sites

Located at the northernmost point of France, Nord Pas-de-Calais is famous for the large continental ports along its coastline and its connections with the rest of Europe.

Many military cemeteries and memorials can be found in this region due to its historical links with WWI and WWII. Monuments in memory of the men and women who fought for their countries have been maintained in peaceful areas for visitors.

Whether travelling through en-route to the rest of France and Europe, or staying to soak up the history of the region, this area will not disappoint with its many landmarks and sights to see.

Further south, Picardy is renowned for its long sandy beaches, cliffs and the coves of the Somme estuary, and the vast Marquenterre natural park.

Picardy’s eastern fringe has forested landscapes, while to its west it has vast pastures and agriculture. It has strong historical links to military operations and famously the location of the Battle of the Somme. Museums and memorials help educate visitors and provide a place to remember those who fought for their countries.

Major towns and cities

  • Arras – filled with historical squares and a magnificent town hall
  • Calais – a popular port used as a gateway to France
  • Lille – lively markets and elegant shops line the streets of this cultural city
  • St Quentin - a city with a history dating back to the Roman era and a fine basilicaAmiens – famous for its cathedral and floating gardens
  • Beauvais – known as the City of Tapestry Making and home to a vast, unfinished cathedral
  • St Valery sur Somme - a pretty medieval port in the edge of the Marquenterre reserve
  • Abbéville – an important fort city located on the Somme River

Regional attractions

  • La Coupole and Eperlecques blockhouse – secret military bases constructed by the German army
  • Lille Grande Place – main square where the 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located
  • Musee d’Art et d’Industrie – old municipal pool and baths converted into a museum
  • Nausicaa Boulogne - a superb aquarium and home to 36,000 sea animals
  • Abbaye de Valloires - beautiful Cistercian abbey with stunning gardens
  • Marquenterre reseve - an ornithologist's paradise!
  • Battlefields and memorials of The Great War

Top questions

How do I book an overseas site?

Overseas campsite bookings can easily be made on the Club website and "combined deals" are common when you book a campsite at the same time as your ferry crossing. Booking online means you save the £10 Contact Centre booking fee.

Does the Club take deposits for overseas bookings?

Yes, deposits for overseas bookings are calculated at 20% for a site and 25% for a ferry (unless it is a non-refundable ferry/Eurotunnel in which case full payment is due at time of booking). The final balance is due 10 weeks prior to travel.

Is the standard of overseas sites similar to that of the UK?

European campsites are star-rated by their own local authorities and can have different standards and regulations to the UK. However, the Club's travel team handpick and inspect our campsites so that members can be sure of a high standard.

This is my first visit abroad with my caravan/motorhome. How can the Club help?

The Club's first time abroad section explains everything you need to know about going on your first overseas touring holiday.

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