Tag: Pas-de-Calais

British Week Le Touquet – Celebrating Entente Cordiale

British Week Le Touquet – Celebrating Entente Cordiale

British Week in Le Touquet is a peculiarly French affair that celebrates everything British. Le Touquet is the chic and fun seaside resort on the Opal Coast of northern France that was first created by a British entrepreneur a century ago and it remains positively Franco-British in its outlook. From the fabulous Belle Epoque villas […]

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La Coupole St Omer

La Coupole St Omer

  La Coupole St Omer is an incredible historical site – a huge World War II domed bunker left behind by the German occupiers in this little northern French town. I’ve visited it before with friends and family, it is considered to be one of the key World War II sites in the area, an […]

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Off The Beaten Track in France | Le Touquet

Written by on May 2, 2013 in Guest Blogs with 0 Comments
Off The Beaten Track in France | Le Touquet

  It’s good to know some things stay the same When my mother bought her holiday house in northern France 35 years ago, I had no idea how large a part this lovely country was going to play in my life. I was eleven at the time, and simply enjoyed the trips across the Channel […]

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Saint-Omer – a delicious taste of rural France

Written by on May 3, 2012 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Saint-Omer – a delicious taste of rural France

Just a short drive (around 30 mins) from the port towns of Dunkirk and Calais, Saint-Omer offers a tantalising and rural taste of historic France. Although northern France may arguably not be able to compete in the glamour stakes with its southern neighbour it is an amazingly culturally diverse area and in St Omer you’ll […]

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Things to do in St Omer, Nord Pas-de-Calais

Written by on May 3, 2012 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Things to do in St Omer, Nord Pas-de-Calais

There’s plenty do in and around St Omer in the Pas de Calais just a short drive from the ports of Dunkirk and Calais and here are just some of our favourite things. You can click here for more things to do in St Omer. The Town of St Omer The main square, Place Foch, is […]

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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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Enduropale and Quaduro at Le Touquet, Pas-de-Calais

Written by on April 5, 2012 in Active Holidays
Enduropale and Quaduro at Le Touquet, Pas-de-Calais

Enduropale is a legend in France – it is an event which draws together around a thousand professional and amateur bikers and 800 quad bikers to participate in an international meeting that is both exciting and unique. Enduropale kick-starts the motorsport season in January/February every year and it takes place on the fine sandy beaches […]

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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 Giants of France

Written by on March 13, 2012 in French Icons
The Giants of France

In France there are giants – they attend carnivals and important events and there are hundreds of them! The géants as they are called in France have been known for centuries and it is said that originally they represented religious figures from biblical stories.  Nowadays they represent local or imaginary heroes, famous folk and animals […]

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Straw Sculpture competition in the Seven Valleys

Written by on March 9, 2012 in My French Life with 0 Comments
Straw Sculpture competition in the Seven Valleys

About this time the commitees of different villages in the Seven Valleys area in Pas-de-Calais start to meet and think about the straw sculpture competition in the summer. In July every village puts on a show to celebrate the fertile land, the summer, the harvest – any excuse really for a festive event!  Preparation for […]

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