Butte Bergeyre | A secret village in the heart of Paris

12 Feb

When you visit Paris and want to see it at its hidden best, it’s worth seeking out the charming inner city village of Butte Bergeyre in the 19th Arrondissement. Not many people know of it, not even Parisians. It is a hidden enclave in the city, where you’ll discover beautiful houses in streets perched high up […]

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Gravelines between the sea and the country in Hauts de France

14 Dec

Gravelines is a bright if sleepy little town which rests between the two great harbours Calais and Dunkirk. Once an important entry port to France in its own right, the origins of Gravelines go back many centuries. History of Gravelines It was the primary commercial entrance point for the City of Saint Omer which lies […]

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The Great Organ of Saint Omer Cathedral

24 Sep

Saint Omer cathedral in northern France has grace and beauty. It doesn’t have the conventional architectural detail of sculpture encrusted entrance doors. But, it does contain priceless art works so typical of the great cathedrals of France. Here those artworks hang in dark, dusty corners without pomp and formality. Saint Omer cathedral has it’s own […]

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Take a cruise on the Audomarois marshes Saint Omer, Hauts de France

8 Jul

As you drive south from Calais to the town of Saint-Omer, you’ll pass by the low lying flat fields on the way, you can’t help noticing that the local landscape resembles the wide-open district of the Fens in eastern England. UNESCO listed Marshes Head to Clairmarais, which rests on the edge of the Audomarais Marshes, […]

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Fabulous French seaside towns Opal Coast Pas-de-Calais

26 May

Nip across the English Channel to enjoy the authentic fishing villages and seaside towns of the Opal Coast in France’s most northerly region, Hauts de France. It’s a terrific place for the whole family. Start your adventure at Calais when you leave the boat. French pastries will set you all up for your seaside jaunt. […]

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Fabulous French seaside towns Opal Coast Pas-de-Calais

26 May

Nip across the English Channel to enjoy the authentic fishing villages and seaside towns of the Opal Coast in France’s most northerly region, Hauts de France. It’s a terrific place for the whole family. Start your adventure at Calais when you leave the boat. French pastries will set you all up for your seaside jaunt. […]

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