You don't have to venture far if you want to experience the French culture, Northern France in the Sept Valleys is how the UK would have been in the 1950's there are endless empty roads to drive along, the people are really friendy and have time for each other, there is a lovely slow pace of life
It is 40 minutes from the beaches and golf courses of Le Touquet . There are also a number of pleasure parks situated closeby. Futher afield you can visit the beautiful city of Rouen synonymous for the execution of Joan D’arc and has many medieval timbered buildings, for more information on what to see please go to my places to visit page
To sample this lifestyle why not stay at this lovely renovated farmhouse Gite or Fermette as it is known locally, situated in the village of Tortefontaine close to the market town of Hesdin just on the border of Picardy and Pas-de-Calais. The Fermette has 2 acres of enclosed garden, which used to grow tobacco and is a great enclosed area to run free. The location is ideal for an activity holiday or just relaxing. The local area is great for fishing, cycling walking and eating as there are many lovely but inexpensive restaurants to sample.
The village of Tortefontaine is ideal as a base to visit the many interesting places nearby such as Arras with it’s beautiful squares lovely restaurants and WW1 tunnels. From Arras why not take the TGV and after 50 minutes arrive in Paris.
Many famous battles were fought on your doorstep from ancient to modern. try Agincourt and it’s visitor centre where in 1415 Henry V defeated the French army, Crecy where in 1346 Edward III defeated the French; The Somme Battlefields that are synonymous for WW1
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