Nord-Pas de Calais

NAUSICAA Boulogne-sur-mer | One of the largest aquariums in the world

Written by on April 12, 2018 in Nord-Pas de Calais
NAUSICAA Boulogne-sur-mer |  One of the largest aquariums in the world

  Following a huge project to expand the site of NAUSICAA, the French National Sea Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer (France), will from May 2018 be one of the largest aquariums in the world. A truly massive aquarium The new building is in the shape of a Manta Ray. It’s home to one of the largest aquariums […]

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Destination Gastronomique Montreuil-sur-Mer Hauts de France

Written by on March 28, 2018 in Gastronomy, Nord-Pas de Calais
Destination Gastronomique Montreuil-sur-Mer Hauts de France

Montreuil-sur-Mer sits atop a hill, encircled by ancient ramparts in a little corner of Pas de Calais, Hauts de France. Its medieval buildings and cobble stone streets have long attracted tourists including Laurence Sterne whilst writing his famous book “A Sentimental Journey”, Napoleon Bonaparte and the town’s favourite – Victor Hugo. The famous French playwright […]

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5 Places to stop off for fish and chips near Calais

Written by on March 17, 2018 in Gastronomy, Nord-Pas de Calais
5 Places to stop off for fish and chips near Calais

Discover 5 great places to indulge in fish and chips near Calais. Enjoy an authentic seaside supper on the Opal Coast – the perfect pit stop on your way home or to your holiday via Calais. This part of France is often overlooked by those rushing to the south but savvy travellers will make time […]

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Holiday fun for the whole family in Le Nord, northern France

Written by on March 7, 2018 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Holiday fun for the whole family in Le Nord, northern France

The North of France, or Le Nord, is a region that won’t fail to delight your senses, no matter what your age. The area is brimming with character, history and fun activities. Whether it’s gastronomy, the great outdoors, architecture or taking a close look at the Great War battlefields which drives your itinerary, you’ll certainly not […]

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Cambrai Tank 1917 Museum Cambrai France

Cambrai Tank 1917 Museum Cambrai France

From Lille to Cambrai is just a short trip. Go in time for lunch at Cambrai’s Brasserie Beatus in the Avenue de Paris and you’re in for a real treat.  Peter Jones travelled there to discover more about a World War I tank called Deborah. Not any old tank, but the only one that survives from […]

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What to see and do in Abbeville, northern France

Written by on January 31, 2018 in Nord-Pas de Calais
What to see and do in Abbeville, northern France

If you head off roughly westbound towards Normandy from the Calais ferry port, you will almost certainly bump into a town called Abbeville. It’s a good place to stop for a break and reflect on the past. Abbeville’s historic architecture You might see the Belfry poking its nose above the horizon, it is amongst the […]

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Le Touquet Paris-Plage bags of charm at the seaside

Written by on December 19, 2017 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Le Touquet Paris-Plage bags of charm at the seaside

Le Touquet is a small seaside town with around 5000 inhabitants though in summer months, that number swells to a whopping 100,000 as this place is hugely popular with Parisians – hence it’s full name Le Touquet Paris-Plage, the Paris beach. An all year-round resort, at Christmas visitors flock to enjoy the lights, the market […]

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The perfect French Christmas event in Montreuil-sur-Mer

Written by on November 11, 2017 in Christmas Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
The perfect French Christmas event in Montreuil-sur-Mer

For a captivating Christmas event, Montreuil-sur-Mer is the place to be for a special inaugural weekend of celebration. Featuring a fabulous wine fair, sublime gourmet dinner, carol singers and an enchanting Christmas market – this event will certainly get you in a festive mood. It all takes place on 9 and 10 December 2017, and […]

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Magnificent Michelin starred La Grenouillère restaurant, Montreuil-sur-Mer

Written by on November 8, 2017 in Celebrity Chefs, Nord-Pas de Calais
Magnificent Michelin starred La Grenouillère restaurant, Montreuil-sur-Mer

As you approach the little village of La Madeleine-sous-Montreuil from the historic hill top town of Montreuil-sur-Mer you can’t help but feel the stress and strife of life simply slip away as the landscape changes from cobbled medieval town to stunning bucolic countryside. A ravishing little hotel and an internationally famous restaurant In the heart […]

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The best restaurants in Le Touquet, Opal Coast, Hauts de France

Written by on October 27, 2017 in Nord-Pas de Calais
The best restaurants in Le Touquet, Opal Coast, Hauts de France

There’s plenty of choice for bars, bistros, cafés and restaurants in Le Touquet. In fact, it’s one of the best little seaside resorts on the Opal Coast though, for some reason it remains largely undiscovered for Brits despite its closeness to the UK. Just a 40-minute drive from Calais and you’re in a totally different […]

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