I am trying to plan 5 days away in August for myself and my husband (we're late 20s - enjoy experiencing culture, good food and drinks, high-end hotels/boutiques - also this trip is more around relaxing than having super busy days exploring). I've found reasonable euro-tunnel travel which would mean we arrive into Calais at midday on a Wednesday and return evening on the Sunday.
I have been watching Escape to the Chateaux and would love to stay somewhere unique like this - or possibly 2 nights in 2 different towns if this would mean we can see more and if it would enable us to experience some other attractions. I've never been to France so have no idea of suitable places to visit, and if the Northern region is the right place to visit!
1. Can anyone recommend any towns/areas we should consider looking at? (bearing in mind we are travelling in and out of Calais - we're happy to drive a few hours but don't want to be in the car for too long)
2. Are there any specific hotels/accommodations anyone can recommend?
Thanks for any advice you can share