Nord-Pas de Calais

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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What to see and do in Dunkirk in northern France

Written by on September 8, 2017 in Things to do & see Nord-Pas de Calais
What to see and do in Dunkirk in northern France

Dunkirk. It’s reputation sits alongside Agincourt, Waterloo and The Charge of the Light Brigade as one of the most defining military events in British History. All have been bought to the silver screen with big budget films and Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster ‘Dunkirk’ is the latest. Whilst Dunkirk is a name firmly entrenched in the British […]

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Visit to historic Dunkirk France

Written by on August 14, 2017 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Visit to historic Dunkirk France

Dunkirk or Dunkerque? To many of us Dunkirk means the evacuation of the British army in 1940 from the French beaches and our famous ‘Dunkirk Spirit’ attitude. To the French, Dunkerque means a city on the border with Belgium with wide, safe sandy beaches and a huge commercial port. But since the release of Christopher […]

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Le Touquet Northern France: Style and Substance

Written by on July 26, 2017 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Le Touquet Northern France: Style and Substance

I like Le Touquet Paris-Plage on the Opal Coast, northern France, actually I love Le Touquet. If I had pots of money this is probably where I’d live, or Paris, of course, much like President Macron of France. He lives in Paris but his holiday home is in Le Touquet. It’s a rather posh seaside […]

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4 top towns you shouldn’t miss in Hauts de France

Written by on July 25, 2017 in Nord-Pas de Calais
4 top towns you shouldn’t miss in Hauts de France

There’s masses of choice for places to visit in the Hauts de France region (Nord, Pas de Calais, Picardy). From grand cities like Lille, the capital of the region to tiny historic little towns and villages. I’ve picked four towns that are easy to get to from Calais, that offer a chance to shop for […]

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Ten things to do in Lille France

Written by on July 21, 2017 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Ten things to do in Lille France

  Lille is one of those cities that lures you in and embraces you with its charm. Head for the Grand Place, the large square in the centre of Vieux Lille (the old town) any time you go, it’s the perfect starting point as it’s also where you’ll find the Tourist Office (just off the […]

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Dunkirk the film and the town

Dunkirk the film and the town

It’s one of the blockbuster films of 2017 – Dunkirk (Dunkerque in French), Christopher Nolan’s film about Operation Dynamo, the historic event which saw the rescue of allied forces from the beaches on Dunkirk during World War II. The film Dunkirk Filmed largely on location on the beaches of Dunkirk with a clutch of stars […]

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Wimereux Opal Coast Hauts de France

Written by on July 13, 2017 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Wimereux Opal Coast Hauts de France

The small town of Wimereux is one of those genteel, off the beaten-track seaside resorts that people can’t help falling in love with. You’ll find it nestling on the Opal Coast in the department of Pas de Calais, Hauts de France. It’s a bit of a well-kept secret – or at least it was until […]

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