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!

 

 

 

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

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

 

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CHOCOLATE FACTORY – A MUST!!!!

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Having recently visited again, this is a must for an afternoon out. Fantastic handmade chocolates to die for
Tucked away, but definitely worth a trip the chocolate factory at Beussant. Take a look at the website www.choco-france.com

Downstairs by the side of an unassuming bungalow is a wonderful chocolate shop, and then down into the basement where the most amazing aroma greets you.   All the chocolates are freshly hand made, and you will definitely want to take some home.

 

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BROCANTE

There are some wonderful Brocantes coming up in and around Hesdin in the next few weeks..

In August around 8/9/10th is the Hesdin Brocante, anyone who loves a bargain should visit this wonderful French country town. It has a wonderful atmosphere, and there are always plenty of bargains to be had. The Canache river runs through the town, with its beautiful houses, with bountiful hanging flower baskets and as always, bars, restaurants, boulangeries, a plenty.

Enjoy a coffee and croissant at the many cafes, people watch,  meet friends and chat.

Les Miserables is showing in Montreuil, from 31/07/2015, a must see, also worth a visit are the ramparts of Monteuil, and the most divine chocolates. Chocolate de Beussent is just 10 km north of Montreal on the D127.

We have just the place to enjoy all of the above with a holiday at , Pres De La Foret which is the perfect getaway. A home from home, see our reviews. available now for your French break.