Things to do & see Nord-Pas de Calais

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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La Tour de l’Horloge Guines Museum, Pas de Calais

La Tour de l’Horloge Guines Museum, Pas de Calais

The town of Guines is a sleepy village these days that lies in the glorious countryside of Pas de Calais close to the Opal Coast, but it in its past life it has seen much action, drama and excitement. The Romans were here in 5 AD and not much more is known about it until, […]

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Passion for Produce, artisan vegetable grower in France

Passion for Produce, artisan vegetable grower in France

In Offin, in the Seven Valleys, Pas de Calais tucked down one of the side streets of this tranquil little village is an extraordinary secret. There are no shops or bars and not many signs of life except on a Sunday, when the auberge of a local vegetable grower opens for lunch… Offin is about […]

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The most amazing Kite Festival in France – in pictures

Written by on April 28, 2014 in Things to do & see Nord-Pas de Calais
The most amazing Kite Festival in France – in pictures

World Kite Championships, Berck-sur-Mer, France 2014 Every spring, Berck-sur-Mer on the Opal Coast of France hosts an international Kite Festival on its sandy beach. Every even numbered year – the festival hosts the World Kite Championships and teams of professional kite flyers from around the world arrive in the pretty seaside resort to pit their […]

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Ho Ho La La at the Lille Christmas Market

Ho Ho La La at the Lille Christmas Market

Where I live in the Nord-Pas de Calais region, we’re totally spoiled for choice when it comes to Christmas markets. I can’t really claim to be a Christmassy person; I’ve always found it a bit commercial though I do love a Christmas Party! Being in the north of France though has changed me. It definitely […]

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Tour de France Le Touquet | First French Stage

Tour de France Le Touquet | First French Stage

The 101st Tour de France will commence in Britain 5th July 2014 where the first three stages will take place before the riders and their caravans move to France. What more fitting place to start this iconic race after its auspicious British first stages than the lovely seaside resort of Le Touquet Paris-Plage on the […]

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The Opal Coast France, a wealth of art and culture

Written by on October 18, 2013 in Things to do & see Nord-Pas de Calais
The Opal Coast France, a wealth of art and culture

Culture vultures who visit the Opal Coast area of France will be delighted to find that this area offers a wealth of art and culture to keep even the most serious of art lovers happy. Opal Coast Girls week from 26 October to 3 November sees the local tourist agencies promoting the area to ladies, […]

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Enjoy a fabulous dining experience on the Opal Coast, France

Written by on October 18, 2013 in Things to do & see Nord-Pas de Calais
Enjoy a fabulous dining experience on the Opal Coast, France

The Opal Coast of Northern France is one of those special off the beaten tracks parts of France that people who experience it don’t want anyone else to know about – it’s literally just across the English Channel on the doorstep of the UK. We’re always being asked “where to eat near Calais” well, the […]

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The Shopping is great on the Opal Coast, France

Written by on October 18, 2013 in Things to do & see Nord-Pas de Calais
The Shopping is great on the Opal Coast, France

The Opal Coast in Nord-Pas de Calais is a hidden gem, one of those places that not that many people know about and yet, just a quick Channel crossing brings you right to one of the great shopping centres in northern France. Shopping Calais Minutes from Calais port and right next door to Eurotunnel you’ll discover […]

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The Perfect Place to take the family – Opal Coast France

The Perfect Place to take the family – Opal Coast France

The Opal Coast of Pas de Calais, northern France is the perfect place to take the family. A coastline that takes in golden sandy beaches with lots of activities, cliff top views across the Channel, Jurassic looking rock pools, castles, museums, farms and more – you’ll discover a secret part of France that will have […]

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