Boulogne guide

Boulogne is sited at the mouth of the river Liane and is France’s biggest fishing port. It has been an important town and port since Roman times, when it was the main link for trade and military movements between Roman Gaul and Britain. Today you can walk all round the ramparts, with good views inside […]

St Omer guide

Saint Omer is located in the Nord Pas de Calais and has much to commend it. Try a visit to the Sandelin Museum housing a collection of ceramics and Flemish paintings, it is located in an elegant 18th century building. The Coupole of Helfaut built 5 km from Saint-Omer is another tourist attraction. It is […]

Hardelot Guide

Hardelot is a charming little resort with 13 kilometres of unspoilt sandy beaches providing a paradise for wind sports enthusiasts not far from Le Touquet. The town centre has plenty of restaurants, brasseries and bars, not to mention ‘crêperies’ and there is no shortage of chic shops. Beyond that is a newly opened specialist food […]

Ypres guide

The town of Ypres (also known by its Flemish name Ieper) – is an ancient town steeped in vibrant history and only 40 miles inland from the Belgian coast. Ypres was the hub of many important trade routes, roads, rivers and canals, leading to the Netherlands, France and to the English Channel. Consequently Ypres grew into […]

Montreuil guide

Montreuil and its region is divided into La Canche,  Course and Authie valleys. The harmonious and varied landscapes on offer in these valleys make any of them a great location for open air activities. There are numerous picturesque villages hiding away throughout the valleys just waiting to be found. The Course valley is famous for trout fishing, […]

Brussels guide

If you love music, in Brussels music cannot wait for concert halls – it can be heard everywhere! There are bands and celebrations that regularly take place in parks and on pavements, especially those exploring the syncopated rhythms of Jazz. From the exits of the Underground to the terraces of cafés, through improvised outdoor stages, Brussels swings and […]

Delete inprivate mode in Edge browser

Whatever your motivations it is possible to remove inprivate browsing from the new Edge browser in Windows 10. Employers may want to stop time wasting, parents may be looking to protect children and see who they’ve been spending time with online. Inprivate mode opens up a whole host of potential issues and some may prefer […]

Calais Guide

Calais is just over 25 miles from Dover and as a result is the busiest French passenger port. The northern tip of France offers plenty to do, a stunning coastline rich in birdlife and some excellent cuisine.

Bruges Guide

With 49 chocolate boutiques, the Chocolate Museum “Choco-story”, a chocolate trail and fair you will be amazed and delighted in this city. It goes without saying that Bruges is the world’s capital of chocolate. The only way to discover this tasty universe is by eating and sampling chocolate, of course. The city was once a 13th-century […]

The Tourist in Deal, Kent

I happen to live in one of the most wonderful areas in the UK. The small town of Deal in Kent on the south coast just along from Dover is a charming place to discover. It is not really on the way to anywhere at all, and as a result it retains all of it’s […]