Each year viewers of a French TV series vote for their favourite village in France. In 2019, many viewers voted for the winner: Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue (50 Manche, Normandie) which lies on…

Dunkerque is becoming a popular destination for cross-channel travellers with the regular ferry service from DFDS now offering 24 crossings a day. Although the crossing from Dover takes a little…

The otherwise rather dour northern french city of Arras (62 Pas-de-Calais, Nord- Pas-de-Calais) opens a new Aquatic Centre called ACQUARENA The rather modern and flowing lines of this complex of…

The Christmas Market (Marché de Noel) in Perpignan (66 Pyrenees-Orientales, Occitanie) takes place on Quai Vauban from 29 November 2019 - 5 January 2020 and celebrates in true Catalan style…

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The main attractions of much of northern France are the impressive main squares of the principal towns – e.g. Arras, Lille and St Omer. The belfries and town hall spires…

BOVES d'ARRAS Each spring in Arras, (62, Pas-de-Calais), the underground city beneath the town (known as the Boves, originally chalk caves and used for shelter in the First World War)…

Every summer the northern French city of Arras (62 Pas-de-Calais, Hauts de France) holds a major pop music festival - Le MainSquare Festival 5 - 7 July 2019. The line-up…

Lille Christmas Market has to be worth a trip - at any time of year Lille is worth a visit, with its Vauban Citadel, Grand Place and Vielle Ville (medieval…