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What to see and do in Wimereux, northern France

Less than 30 minutes drive from Calais port lies Wimereux, a Belle Epoque seaside town on the Opal Coast. It is though best reached by …

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Authentic France | Boulogne-sur-Mer

Years ago, when Boulogne-sur-Mer was open to ferries from the UK, the town was a popular day trip. It was often the first French port …

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Amiens in Picardy makes for a fascinating visit

Amiens, the capital city of Picardy in northern France, is one for your bucket list. It has an age-old history and an incredible UNESCO listed …

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Amiens – the biggest Cathedral in France

The first stone of Amiens Cathedral was laid in the year 1220. It is a monumental medieval masterpiece of Gothic art, 145 metres long and …

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Lille – the best cultural sites and restaurants

Vieux Lille, the old town of Lille, is a place of fanciful Flemish facades. Where bars, bistros, boutiques and shops line the cobbled streets which …

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Road Trip northern France

The far north of France, known as Hauts de France comprising the departments Picardy, Pas-de-Calais and Nord is the perfect road trip destination. A land …

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Lens in Northern France | a city reinvented

Lens in the Nord department, a few kilometres south east of Bethune and just to the north of Arras was for three centuries a major …

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Les Hortillonnages, Amiens

It’s not often that I’m lost for words. Some say if there was a medal for talking, I’d win gold. But, when I went to …

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La chartreuse de Neuville, Montreuil-sur-Mer

In the stunning countryside of the Seven Valleys, at the foot of the medieval hilltop town of Montreuil-sur-Mer in Pas de Calais, northern France, lies …

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Musée de l’Hospice Comtesse, Lille

Right in the centre of the old town of Lille in northern France, the Musée de l’Hospice Comtesse is a gem of a museum. From …

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