The area surrounding Le Petit Hameau has many activities and attractions, is very conveniently placed for the towns and cities of Arras, Abbeville and Amiens to name but a few. In fact, we are pretty much within one hour’s drive of the many attractions and tourist spots of Pas de Calais and Picardy, and also the Somme battlefields.
We are also close enough to visit romantic Paris, Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris and architectural Lille with its Flemish influences.
Le Petit Hameau is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the shared garden or take a drive and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Le Touquet and Fort Mahon, or other beaches along the 250km of the Cote d’opal.
Visit the gardens of Abbaye de Valloires, Sericourt or Liane, the chateaux of Couin, Grand Rollecourt, Cercamp, Brias or Beaurepaire Montreuil. Also the cobbled market town of Hesdin with its shops, restaurants and market, or visit Arras with its Belfry, restaurants and underground tunnels, Montreuil sur Mer’s walled ramparts, restaurants and bars. Visit Abbeville with its many chocolate shops and collegiate church, or Amiens with its UNESCO gothic cathedral, pleasant canals crisscrossing the town and zoo. St Riquier has a 12th century Abbey, lovely central square and nice restaurants.
Take a drive to the fishing towns of St Valery and Le Crotoy, with plentiful fish restaurants and boat trips. There is a steam train from Le Crotoy to St Valery and back again; great fun for the young and old at heart.
The area has many weekly markets selling fresh produce and there are artisan bakers for your daily baguette or croissant. Also in the area are brocantes, restaurants, bars, walking and cycling routes.
Take time to visit the numerous commonwealth war graves, as well as the sites and memorials of World War I and II, such as Thiepval, Vimy Ridge, Le Hamel Australian Memorial, Lochnagar crater, Albert and its WW1 museum, the New Zealand National Memorial at Longueval, Peronne museum, the trenches and Canadian Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, the Second World War Blockhaus bunker and museum at Eperlecques, and La Couple, the V2 rocket launching base.
Going further back in history, Azincourt and the battlefields of Crecy is also well worth a visit .
If gardens are your thing, take a day to admire the gardens of Sericourt or Valloires. For bird watchers, there is the wonderful Parc du Marquenterre where you will find the changing seasons bring birds a plentiful.
For the young you’ll find in Le Touquet the on-beach waterpark Aqualud. Parc Bagatelle amusement and theme park near Merlimont, Dennlys Parc at St Omer, swim or bowl at ABC near Hesdin, or try the 7 vallee trout streams or golf courses at Nampont St Martin, Le Touquet, Hardelot.
Last but not least, relax and unwind in the shared garden or courtyard and take in the wonderful countryside setting, where birds and wildlife are plentiful.