Explore Our Belgium & France Destinations!
Two ever-popular choices for a short break, easily accessible by road or rail.
Great Escapes offers some of the best hotels in the most popular and interesting destinations in Belgium and Northern France, each carefully selected to give a balanced choice suitable for all budgets and occasions. Click on one of the countries below for details.
Discover the cultural and gastronomic delights of Flanders - a fascinating part of Europe with wonderful cities that each offer everything needed for an enjoyable short break.
Travel to Belgium by car, it's closer than you think! All the cities of Flanders are easily reached from Calais in under two hours, or even less if you take the Hull-Zeebrugge route.
Travel to Belgium by Eurostar from London St Pancras in about 2 hours. Connecting journeys to the cities of Flanders are included in the price!
As specialists, we hope we have provided all the information you need to choose your break. Our staff have visited all the destinations in Belgium so if you are stuck for choice please ask.
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A medieval masterpiece - the Venice of the North
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A hidden gem in Belgium's crown
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A charming Flemish town and living museum
Tree lined avenues in laid-back cities, beautiful rural villages and miles of unspoilt scenery make France a great choice for a short break.
Travel to France by car, and you have arrived the moment you cross the channel. Go by Eurotunnel or P&O ferries to Calais, or to Caen and Cherbourg with Brittany ferries and you can enjoy the beautiful and diverse towns and regions of northern France, from the Pas de Calais to Champagne and back up to the Normandy coast.
Travel to France by Eurostar from London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet, and be right in the heart of Paris, Lille or Disneyland Resort Paris in double quick time.
As specialists, we hope we have provided all the information you need to choose your break. Our staff have visited all the destinations in France so if you are stuck for choice please ask.