A short break in foreign climes is always welcome - a chance to unwind in fresh, new surroundings. If you want the chance to explore and see some sites away from the usual tourist trail, it helps to have your car with you.

Take up any of these offers, and you can travel to Europe with your car either by Eurotunnel, P&O Ferries or DFDS Seaways and start exploring the beauties of what lies across the Channel. You can explore historic Belgium from the romantic medieval city of Bruges via the cosmopolitan Brussels to Ghent or Antwerp, the diamond centre of Europe, to finish with Leuven and Mechelen in the heart of Flanders.

Or strike out into northern France from the cobbled streets of Lille, of from a selection of other lovely locations in Nord Pas de Calais, including the gorgeous seaside town of Le Touquet. Don't forget about Arras, the capital of the Pas-de-Calais region and the birthplace of Robespierre or the delightful market town of St Omer situated on the edge of Flanders.

Are you a real wine connoisseur or you want to treat yourself to a sparkling break? The Champagne-Ardenne region is your next conquest with beautiful spots like Reims, The Coronation City and one of the main gastronomic centres of France, offers you both the elegance of its Art Deco facades and its relaxed atmosphere, or Epernay, the Capital of Champagne, located in the heart of the vineyards and ideal departure point for excursions into the Marne Valley and its neighbourhood.

With so many options, ShortBreaks are sure to be the company to refer to whenever you're planning your next holiday thanks to our programme of carefully selected breaks. And of course, you won't forget to stock up on fine wines and gourmet food while you're there.

France

Arras
The beautiful town of Arras is the capital of the Pas-de-Calais. The two central squares were built over 800 years ago to house the vast marke ...
Lille
A favourite amongst the Short Breaks staff, our Eurostar city breaks to Lille are a must with it's proud festive traditions, fine arts and gas ...
St Omer
St Omer, the capital of the Pas-de-Calais region, is a quaint market town with a title of "Ville d'Art et Histoire" (Town of Art and Historica ...
Chantilly
Chantilly is a commune in the Oise department in the valley of the Nonette in the Picardy region of northern France. Surrounded by the Chanti ...

Belgium

Bruges
There can be few places left in Europe where you can totally switch off from the pressure of modern life as you can in Bruges. Its beauty and ...
Ghent
Small city or large village? Well that all depends on who you ask. But either way Ghent with its well preserved gothic architecture, represent ...
Mechelen
Mechelen stands proudly alongside Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, Brussels and Leuven as one of Flanders' most prominent art cities. Being a centr ...
Leuven
Leuven is a university town where the history, culture, architecture, gastronomy and modern science perfectly complement each other. Famously ...