Disney /Asterix / Nature / Cathédrale d'Amiens / Jules Verne /Picardie /Picardy
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Hello, we offer a luxury self-catering vacation rental in Picardy catering to visitors who look for a quiet retreat while enjoying our region. In addition to French, we speak English and Vietnamese as our first languages, and can get along well in Spanish and German as well ! Welcome to Picardy, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Celine purchased this House in 2004
Check-in: 6:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Picardy: Picardy is located in the northern part of France. Picardy stretches from the long sand beaches of the Somme estuary in the west to the vast forests and pastures of the Thiérache in the east and down to the chateaux of Chantilly or Pierrefonds near the Paris Area and vineyards of the border with Champagne (Champagne picarde) to the south. An important agricultural region of France, Picardy has a diverse natural environment consisting of 40 km of coastline, many rivers, marshes and ponds and lakes, forests, and pastures. It is a favorite region of France for hiking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, sailing, sand yachting and other outdoor activities.
Somme: We are located in the department of Picardy called the Somme, named after the Somme river. The Somme was the site of a series of battles during World War I, and is most noted for the prominent use of trench warfare. Particularly significant was the 1916 Battle of the Somme. As a result of this and other battles fought in the area the department is home to many military cemeteries and several major monuments commemorating the many soldiers from various countries who died on its battlefields, particularly those of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. We are less than 30 minutes (35 km/21 miles) from Cantigny, site of the first American offensive of World War I. One of the largest Chinese cemeteries of WWI is located within 30 minutes.
Village of Fossemanant: Rural village with less than 100 inhabitants, only two short streets converge on a small medieval church. A few residents still farm, cows and horses are commonly found grazing in the surrounding fields!
Nearby activities: trout-farm fishing (500 meters/1600 ft), hiking (60 meters/200 ft to old railroad line turned nature path 17 kilometers/10.5 miles long, the “Coulée Verte”), surrounding rivers & ponds, golf (10 km/6 miles), tennis, horseback riding (8 km/5 miles), cycling and mountain bike, petanque, ice skating, water sports, public swimming pools, amusement parks (Disney, Asterix, St Paul...), bowling, cinema, shopping, airport for small aircraft (20 km/12,5 miles), museums, Jules Verne, castles, wildlife preserves and bird sanctuaries (Baie de Somme), seaside resorts, casinos, medieval villages, World War I & II monuments, museums & cemeteries, shopping (factory outlet stores), steam locomotive, children’s farm, land sailing
Nearest? (all times indicated are by car unless otherwise noted):
Nearest highway/motorway : Dury or Bosquel at 11 km / 7 miles
Nearest airport : ParisBeauvais Tillé at 40 km / 24 miles 20 minutes or Roissy Charles de Gaulle at 120 km / 75 miles 1h30m
Nearest train station : Amiens town center or Longueau at 15 km / 10 miles 15 minute drive
Nearest shopping center : Auchan or E. Leclerc at 10 km / 6 miles
Nearest small shops : Plachy-Buyon / Loeuilly 5 km / 3 miles
Atlantic beaches : approx 45 minutes (Mers-les-Bains), 75 km / 46 miles
Paris : approx 1 hour 30 minutes by car, 150 km / 93 miles
Disneyland Paris : approx 1 hr 45 minutes by car, 165 km / 102 miles
London : about 4 1/2 hours by train
Calais : about 1 hour 30 minutes by car, 170 km / 105 miles
Bus service to Amiens two times per day (early morning and early evening), taxi service available. A car is recommended.
Climate: It is characterized by frequent rainfall, moderate winters and summers. Summer temperatures range from a high of 77°F (25°C) during the days to a low of 50°F (10°C) during the night. Winter temperatures reach a high of 55°F (13°C) daytime to a low of 35°F (2°C) at night. Snow is rare.