A PLACE TO VISIT

golf letouquetWe have some weeks available due to unexpected circumstances doe not lose out on this little gem tucked away in the 7 valleys.  Plenty of historic sites to visit including war cemeteries  and gardens galore,  Historic City of Arras about an hours drive, lovely  place to visit, Paris about 2 hours away, and the beaches of Le Touqet, Berck and Merlimont about half hours drive.

 

A PLACE TO VISIT PRES DE LA FORET                                          IMGP1214IMG_2555wp95ed0d33amiens cathedralpres header

NORTHERN FRANCE

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.  RFRANCE APRIL 2011 004eally 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

SPRING TIME IN FRANCE AND WHATS ON

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.

NEW SEASON

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 IMG_2352about 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

BROCANTES 2016

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.

 

 

 

 

 

LES CAVES DU VIEUX CHAI

A wonderful place  visited  recently  where they had a wine festival on over a few days.  Les IMG_1859 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 .

 

LA HALTE D’ AUTREFOIS, HESMOND, IN THE 7 VALLEYS

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.

 

UPDATE 03/04/2016

 

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, aIMG_1822 IMG_1813 IMG_1802nd then helped to milk the main flock which is done twice a day!