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Hauts de France & Champagne

northern France

Hauts de France region

Nord - Pas de Calais,

capital Lille, is the most northerly part of France, lying between the English Channel, the North Sea and the Belgian border. The eastern half of the region, French Flanders, is mostly quite flat land and a heavily populated area that was once France's industrial heartland.
The Lille - Roubaix area has a number of first-class art galleries. The western part of the region is more rural, with gentle undulating hills and valleys, small towns and coastal resorts.  This area has been in the strategic heart of Europe since the middle ages, and was once famous for its cloth and textiles.


capital Amiens, is a largely rural area, hilly in the west, largely flat agricultural land in the east. The south of the region very much gravitates towards Paris

Grand-Est region

Champagne Ardenne 

- capital Chalons en Champagne, biggest city Rheims, is a largely agricultural part of France, with is world famous vineyards in the south of the region, large expanses of open farmland in the middle, and the forests of the Ardennes in the north, near the Belgian border..

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Small hotels in northern France : North, Picardy, Champagne

North east FranceDirectory of small independent hotels in the North of France
Quality, character, price
- iHi France  is a very selective directory of small independent hotels in calm locations - including classic town and city hotels, as well as village hotels and rural inns away from the main roads. 
   This page covers the regions of Picardy, Champagne and Nord - Pas-de-Calais, stretching from the outskirts of  Paris - just north of CDG Charles de Gaulle airport, as far as the Belgian border and the coasts of the North Sea and English Channel.To feature in the iHi directory, hotels must meet iHi quality criteria, and receive favourable and or favourable reviews.

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Nord - Pas de Calais Picardy Champagne

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a. Hotels in Nord - Pas-de-Calais 

  • Lille, centre  Hôtel Hermitage Gantois
    €€€ top quality hotel in central Lille
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    Reasonably priced (for a) five-star hotel in central Lille, close to the Art Gallery and in walking distance of the historic quarter. This hotel is housed in a former 17th century hospice, and visitors can enjoy the old cloisters, enclosed gardens and old library. 
      More: Large selection of hotels of all categories in Lille
  • 15 km / 10 miles from Boulogne (62 - Pas de Calais)
    Hostellerie de Le Wast - Chateau des Tourelles ** A two star chateau hostelry that gets top reviews is something of a rarity. But this one does. Good value, really helpful staff, gourmet restaurant, and a peaceful village location in the hills due east of Boulogne. Not surprisingly this place is very popular with people over from Britain for a short break, or en route to the south.
  • Guines, just south of Calais (62 - Pas de Calais  €   Auberge du Colombier *** Conveniently located in a quiet location in its own grounds in a village just south of Calais, this 19th century manor house has seven rooms and a well recommended restaurant. Good friendly service, ideal for a short break or overnight stay.
  • Between St Omer and Boulogne (62 - Pas de Calais)
    Auberge du Moulin d'Audenfort **  €   Excellent value for money at this small rural inn, in the country between Boulogne and the A26 motorway (exit 2). While it may not look much from the outside, guest reviews stress the good food, value and clean rooms at this rural hideaway. Well worth checking out for an overnight stop or a short break in northern France.
  • Farm hotel near le Touquet (62 - Pas de Calais)
    Relais Ferme des Chartroux ***  In the countryside inland from Le Touquet, 5 km from  A16 motorway (Calais-Paris or Calais-Rouen) exit 26. Three-star "Logis" hotel attached to a working family farm. Ten rooms, garden, games room, restaurant with farm produce. Free parking, friendly and welcoming staff. An ideal spot for a short break or a stop off on the way south.. 
  • Arras (62 - Pas de Calais)
    Hotel Diamant ** Exceptional location on the historic Place des Héros, in the old centre of this once great Flanders cloth-town. The rooms are not big, but this is a reasonably priced two-star hotel which gets good write-ups from people who have stayed here. Parking right outside on the square. 
  • Wimereux, south of Calais (62 - Pas de Calais)
    Hôtel Saint Jean *** Comfortable three star hotel in seaside town.
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    A small hotel in the little town of Wimereux, 16 miles south of the Channel Tunnel terminal. Good value, spacious rooms, and a well recommended breakfast. A hotel to which many people return. Easy walking distance of the small town centre with its cafés and restaurants.

b. Hotels in  Picardy 

  • Noyelles sur Mer, near Abbeville  (80 - Somme)
    Hôtel Château de Noyelles  Classic small French chateau, located near the Baie de Somme, just north of Abbeville and not far from the A16 motorway (exit 24). Delightful rooms and gardens, restaurant, and free bike hire. Close to Baie de Somme steam railway and to nature reserve .
  • Hangest sur Somme, between Amiens and Abbeville  (80 - Somme)
    Hôtel du Canard  A small village hotel with five rooms and a good restaurant, convienently located between Abbeville and Amiens. 10 km from exit 21 of the A16 motorway. Friendly hotel with welcoming staff ; simple, clean and spacious rooms . Free car parking.
  • Orry-la-Ville north of Paris, near Chantilly (60 Oise)
    The ** Hotel la Nonette , just outside the Paris region, is very handy for anyone wanting to leave their car at the hotel and travel to Paris by train. Close to rail station (RER) of Orry-la Ville - Coye. Friendly and helpful staff. Free parking. Forests close by. Central Paris 30 minutes by train. Easy access from A1 Motorway ( (Calais) - Lille-Paris)

    c. Hotels in  Champagne and Ardennes

  • Near Chalons en Champagne (51 - Marne )
    Auberge des Moissons ***  logis inn in the heart of Champagne
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    This traditional inn lies in a village 3 km from Exit 17 of A26 motorway, about 300 km. south from Calais. Easy access along D3. Friendly English-speaking staff, good-size rooms and a cosy atmosphere in this former farmhouse. The restaurant gets very good reviews. 
  • Epernay (51 - Marne)  
    Hotel Jean Moët
      : **** €€€  Recently renovated quality four star independent hotel in the centre of the small town of Epernay, capital of the Champagne industry.  Spacious rooms, English-speaking staff; Plenty of restaurants close by. 
  • Near Epernay  
    Chateau d'Etoges   : **** €€€ Eighteenth century castle hotel, in grounds of 20 hectares with landscaped gardens; some rooms have four poster beds. Located between Epernay and Sézanne, with easy access to the Champagne vineyard area. This hotel has a lot of good reviews.     

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Other regions of France

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Tourist information for the northern and eastern regions of France
Alsace: a brief travel and tourism guide
Burgundy: a brief travel and tourism guide
Franche Comté: a short guide
Nord – Pas-de-Calais
Normandy: the region and its tourist attractions
Paris: a guide to the tourist attractions of Paris

The iHi France independent hotel guide lists  independent hotels offering a calm, friendly and relaxing environment. Hotels range from four-star to two-star, and even unclassified hotels and upscale B&Bs. It is important to note that stars are not always the best guide to a hotel's real worth, as they indicate amenities and services provided, rather than the quality of those amenities. The iHi directory concentrates more on the qualities of hotels, as recognised by guests. The directory lists only hotels recommended by travellers: priority is given to small hotels with character, rural hotels offering good value for money, or town hotels away from the noise of busy streets. We welcome suggestions from travellers and hotel owners.

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