Camping Holidays in Picardy
When night falls in Amiens, enjoy a spectacular light show for free! The colours lighting the Notre-Dame cathedral breathing life back into the Saints, apostles and other figures sculpted in stone since the 13th century.
With gruelling routes covering some of France's most beautifully scenic regions, the Tour de France is an iconic cycle race, attracting huge crowds along the route. The Grand Départ of 2018 takes place on the 7th July starting on the Island of Noirmoutier. The early stages of the race go through the Vendée and Brittany regions. As usual there are exciting mountains stages in the French Alps and the Pyrenees.The races finishes in Paris on the 29th July.
The International Festival of Giants and Masks occurs every two years in Douai; the giants festival occurs on even years and on odd years it is the International Festival of Military Bands. There is music, parades, and of course, incredible giants and masks. The main event is the parade of the Gayant Family on the Sunday afternoon when Gayant, his wife Marie Cagenon and their 3 children roam the streets of the city accompanied by musical groups and street artists.
A festival for food-lovers, this huge celebration of cheese takes place each September. Hosted by the town of La Capelle; the fair features literally thousands of different types of cheese. Cheese producers come from all over the country to share their wares and take part in competitions. If you're staying nearby, this is a great place to stock up your fridge with some of the finest French cheeses around. 2018 dates to be confirmed.