Everyone visiting Northern France, especially when staying at Pres De La Foret a perfect place for touring the region, needs to visit Berck-sur-Mer between April 12th and 21st to visit the fantastic Kite Festival, along the sea front. Really a sight to see.
Arras is very often passed over for the larger more exotic cities. However, last time I was there I took trip to see the beautiful and majestic cathedral, and the a visit to, ( for the garden lovers) there is no better place than Les Jardins at Séricourt
There are many things to do and see in France, here are a few that may tempt you.
Tulip Festival being held at Chateau Dé Vendeuvre on until 30th April. Well worth a visit.
Fête De La Musique, held all over Normandy until 21st June
Vive Cite. One of Europes major street Art Festivals, Rouen between 28th June and 1st July.
Jazz, Blues and Soul a concert in the Ruins of Blainville Castle, Sein Maritime.
2017 has arrived and we are looking forward to our new season, we currently have 4 weeks booked out and several enquiries pending. Hesdin is a wonderful place to come and explore northern France.
Visit the Saint-Riquier festival, which is a big music festival in the Sommne in July 2017, also European Heritage day which takes place in September 2017, throughout France, or a little closer to home how about Carnival de Hesdin in March, or how about trying some cookery lessons held at Fils du Temps Wed/Sat.
There is a wonderful music concert in the main square on June 23rd, and on July there is the Fete National a fabulous Brocante in Montreuil.
We are so looking forward to the warm sunny weather, enjoying the French way of life, come and join us.
VIVE LA FRANCE
Its the wonderful Brocante season again. If your looking for the quirky Nic knack , the really smart chest of drawers, a beautiful Chandelier, china, garden paraphernalia or just some great nifty Bric-a-Brac, then this is where you need to be.
For more info, visit the tourist office in Hesdin, for all the dates, where and when don’t miss it.
For 4 days Calais will be hosting an extravaganza of magical creatures, including a fire breathing horse-dragon and giant spider. Be afraid be very afraid. Parades are during the day and night and the best thing about it its FREE.
You will not be disappointed, its the hottest show around.
A wonderful place visited recently where they had a wine festival on over a few days. Les Caves Du Vieux Chai. Fine wines, champagne , some strong but fantastic rums and whiskey’s. Well worth a visit, YOU WILL come away with something. There is no pressure to buy, but the selection is undeniably fabulous .
There is nothing quite like Paris in Springtime, especially when staying at Pres De La Foret, just a short train journey away.
In a beautiful little backwater, a little gem we found. A goats farm, with it seemed 100’s of goats running around. Great for the kids to pet and feed. Fantastic owners who then get all the kids young and old involved in making some of their own beautiful bread, cooked in the family own bread oven whilst you are visiting and also, goats cheese in all shapes and flavours to buy.
Have just visited again on Friday 1st, viewed the goats and picked up some wonderfully fresh fromage de chèvre with red pepper corns – stunning, whilst there we also purchased some lovely bread made whilst our son pet, fed and held a new baby goat, a nd then helped to milk the main flock which is done twice a day!
At last it’s 2016, New Year and Spring is in the air, now is the time to start thinking of your French holiday. We are booking up fast, so if you are thinking of taking a week or two in a typical French country town, with a wonderful weekly market, Brocantes all through the summer beaches with about 1/2 hours drive, plus loads of other amenities close by, or a quiet peaceful holiday, with amenities within walking distance then Pres De La Foret is just up your street. Contact us now for details, see www.presdelaforet.com