Eco tourism in Nord-Pas de Calais

Eco tourism in Nord-Pas de Calais

For tourists looking for a getaway with a socially-conscious angle, the Pas-de-Calais is packed with great destinations to discover. The region is just a short hop across the Channel on the cheap cross-Channel ferries to France and has created tourism schemes designed to benefit and involve the locals. Nature reserves Easily reached on the car…

Louvre-Lens gallery at museum in Lens

Cultural treasures at Louvre-Lens

The Louvre is one of the most popular museums on the planet, but thanks to a new venture in the northern city of Lens you no longer have to battle with the crowds in Paris to marvel at the pieces in its collection. The museum is easily reached by taking the ferry from Dover. Louvre-Lens…

Beaches in Nord-Pas de Calais

Great beaches in Nord-Pas de Calais

While many of France’s most glamorous beaches may be found on the shores of the Mediterranean there are still plenty of fine seaside spots to be enjoyed a little closer to home. The Nord-Pas de Calais region has some fine beaches and they are just a short hop away on the cross-Channel ferry from Dover.…

Boulogne sur mer

Boulogne-sur-Mer – Nord-Pas de Calais

Boulogne-sur-Mer was once served directly by a ferry link from Folkestone and later from Dover – sadly these services have since stopped running leaving Dover Calais or the channel tunnel as the only available routes for getting to Boulogne, but it’s well worth the effort! Nausicaa Built in a repurposed casino Nausicaa is one of…

Learning to cook the French way

Learning in France

Pig out! Go the whole hog and book a pig out weekend or mid-week break at the Le Logis Pig Experience in Cours, Poitou-Charentes. You’ll be hands on with caring for the rare breed pigs which include Berkshires, Gloucester Old Spots, Tamworths and Oxford Sandy & Blacks. You can also sign up for a sausage…

Flying to Paris

Getting to France

The discerning traveller has numerous options available when consider how they wish to travel to France.Flying to France:  The network between UK and France for flights is absolutely fantastic! You have the large main routes such as London Heathrow to Paris Orly or London Luton to Paris Charles de Gaulle to smaller routes from regional…

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Romantic Retreats

Romantic Retreats If you fancy whisking away your loved one for a long weekend, there are plenty of gorgeous places to stay in lovely scenic locations dotted around northern France – and it’s only a hop away by ferry. Le Macassar, Amiens If you fancy staying in a beautiful boutique hotel with a touch of…

Shopping at Cité Europe

Cité Europe – Coquelles

Located near Coquelles just outside of Calais Cité Europe is a popular destination for people travelling to France for day trips or short breaks. Cité Europe has over 140 individual shops of varying sizes including chains exclusive to France as we ll as some you may well recognise. It also houses a 12 screen multi-plex…