Exploring the north of France

North of France

Northern France is so close to Britain that it would be a crime for anyone in the United Kingdom not to visit it at least once in their lives. When you do visit, there are a few essential sights.

The Bayeux tapestry is one such sight, you've likely heard of it but it's so much more impressive in real life. Housed in the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux in Bayeux, Normandy, it is over 68 metres long, dating back nearly a thousand years and details the Norman conquest of England, anyone with an appreciation of art or history could spend hours studying it.

If you'd rather explore an ancient town then consider Boulogne, with cobbled streets and medieval buildings, you could spend a leisurely day seeing its sights, interspersed with breaks at cafes and pâtisseries of course.

If it's a nice day consider a trip to Monet's garden at Giverny, a beautiful and often stunning garden cultivated by the great artist Monet himself. It includes numerous varieties of plants and flowers, a water garden and a Japanese bridge.

Of course just a little further south you'll find Paris and its myriad attractions, and you could spend several holidays in the city alone without exhausting all there is to see and do. If you've got children with you then you could also book a trip to Disneyland, which is situated on the edge of the city, and can be accessed via the Paris Metro.

This is just a glimpse of what the north of France offers, and while all of these places are unmissable, you're bound to find many other things to fall in love with once you're there. For more ideas, check out tripadvisor.com or about-france.com.

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