Great Tour to Kent and Northern France via Eurotunnel by private car.
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We leave London from your hotel by car. Drive through the pretty county of Kent known as the “Garden of England” and board “Les Shuttle” at Folkestone to Les Coquelle where we continue through the French countryside to reach a French village by lunchtime.
According to how many days are booked, there is a wide range of sightseeing visits, such as: The 7 Valleys is Northern France’s best-kept-secret in the Dordogne. Montreuil (where Victor Hugo penned Les Miserables), Hesdin (the location for many an old Maigret movie), the soft, silent valleys make up a landscape that’s ideal for walkers and cyclists. Montreuil is a pretty, walled town with views across the plain from the ramparts. Summer Son et Lumiere production take place at the old castle of “Les Miserables”. The river valleys stretch from the Course in the north to the Authie in the south and comprise the Authie, the Bras de Borsne,the Canche, the Course, the Crequoise, the Planquette and the Ternoise. Their undulating wooded valleys and the traditional architecture of the “fermettes” are a visual delight, especially in spring when carpets of wood anemones and bluebells cover the ground of the forests.
The golf courses are beautiful, under-populated and inexpensive and many other sports including sand-yachting, sailing, kayaking, tennis, cycling, walking, fishing and riding are available. Le Touquet is an Edwardian seaside town of charm and style. As well as an endless sandy beach with dunes, there are chic boutiques and restaurants. Sand-yachting takes place at low tide in a very big beach. Hesdin's 16th c. town hall and church of Notre Dame are near Le Touquet's Bagatelle, the oldest theme park in France. 40 rides, a Cirque de Soleil-style circus and picnic space in the pine woods. Other visits: Abbe de Valloires gardens, founded in the 12th c. by the Cistercians, Cheriennes and the grounds of the castle of Creminil at Estree-Blanche. In the next village, Wambercourt, are the ruins of a 15th c. chateau.
Azincourt: is a few miles from Le Verger. The English victory of the Battle at Agincourt (Hundred Years War) led by Henry V who in 1415, set sail for France with an army and marched across Northern France to claim the Duchy of Normandy and the French Throne, in spite of being outnumbered by the French army. His plan was to take Harfleur as a bridgehead before marching down the Seine to Paris and Bordeaux as a means of securing his reign by diverting attention from the problems at home and the provocation by the French who had raided the English coast. Fressin has a 16th c. church whose cemetery has several graves of knights who died at Agincourt.
Within another hour’s drive, are the battlefields and cemeteries of the two World Wars, and near Arras there is a 20 mile long labyrinth of underground tunnels. There is another 5 mile warren of tunnels under La Coupole, the immense dome-shaped silo where V2 rockets were stored, now a museum.
London/France/London in a day or many days. Price on application. Passport needed and VISA if required.
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