Picardy

What to see and do in Amiens, France

Written by on April 23, 2014 in Picardy
What to see and do in Amiens, France

Often identified by the spire of France’s largest cathedral from the autoroute, Amiens deserves a detour. A day out offers history, shopping, good food and literary links. For some, Amiens is a name on the map midway between the Channel ports and Paris. For others, it’s the first stop in ‘real’ France away from the […]

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Le Crotoy on the Somme France

Written by on April 14, 2014 in My French Life, Picardy
Le Crotoy on the Somme France

It was a lovely spring weekend in the north of France, just perfect to indulge in the national French pastime of visiting a brocante… France is famous for its second hand markets, bric-a-brac markets, marchés aux puces, braderies and vide greniers – flea markets are known by several names and they are held in all […]

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