The modern day region of Picardy [Picardie] according to many geologists used to be part of England and is reminiscent of the chalk lands of the south. Of course this was during the ice age, so the similarities start and end there.
This region is only 30 kms north of Paris and its southern boundaries stretch toward the Belgian border.
This is a very diverse region as far as the landscape is concerned as it ranges from dunes to cliffs to lakeland and forests.
The visitor to Picardy will be able to see all of this and more while staying in the region's quaint b&bs, campsites and gites or in one of the many exquisite hotels on offer.