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My French Life: Bee Museum holds open day

Written by on April 2, 2012 in My French Life
My French Life: Bee Museum holds open day

The bee museum at Bouin Plumoisin, near Hesdin, Nord Pas-de-Calais, had an “open weekend” – they threw open the doors to their cellars and workshops and invited everyone in to see how they work, learn about the products and meet the bees!

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The Seven Valleys in Pas-de-Calais

Written by on March 7, 2012 in Nord-Pas de Calais
The Seven Valleys in Pas-de-Calais

The Seven Valleys area in Pas-de-Calais is a land of rivers and streams, valleys, woods and forests, ancient turf bogs and osier beds (where willow is grown and coppiced).  It is a place shaped by history and has been at times English, Spanish and French. Described by one of the UK’s top newspspaper’s ‘The Sunday […]

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Hesdin in Pas de Calais

Written by on March 7, 2012 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Hesdin in Pas de Calais

The lovely town of Hesdin lies in the heart of the Seven Valleys at the confluence of the rivers Canche and Ternoise. Hesdin was until the 16th Century under the jurisdiction of the Counts of Artois and subsequently the Dukes of Burgundy (Bourgogne). There are ancient tales that Hesdin once possessed a pleasure garden to […]

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