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My French Life: The World Kite Flying Championships in France

Written by on April 19, 2012 in My French Life with 0 Comments
My French Life: The World Kite Flying Championships in France

Today’s post is more about the photographs than the words. I went to the World Kite Flying Championships last week at Berck-sur-Mer in Pas-de-Calais. Berck is not a huge seaside resort but there always seems to be going on and the Kite Flying Championship event was a total surprise to me – it was so […]

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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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Nord-Pas de Calais

Written by on March 5, 2012 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Nord-Pas de Calais

Nord-Pas de Calais is the closest region in France to Britain. It is a region of contrasting landscapes, forests and woods, gentle meadows and marshlands, rolling hills dotted with windmills, a varied coastline that stretches for miles and miles, wide-open spaces of unspoilt countryside that make up the Regional Parks, a network of waterways for […]

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