A French Bagpipe Festival!
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The village of Arleux (59 Nord,Nord-Pas de Calais) just south of Douai holds its annual Garlic Festival 3-5 September 2011 (Foire à l’Ail)
Here the focus is mainly on smoked garic (l’ail fumé). The French do this sort of thing well – celebrating a local specialty and showing it to the world in all
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The northern French city of Lille is one of my favourites for a weekend break – medieval old town (Vieux Lille) together with all the vibrancy, restaurants, shopping and other delights – all in one quire compact package within easy reach of the English Channel and the cross-channel ferry ports. It also has its share
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Lille’s Christmas Market officially takes place from 19 November to 30 December 2011 (although the Big Wheel (la Grand’Roue)and the hutted Christmas village often get set up a little earlier.
In the heart of winter, Lille sparkles and glows with “joie de vivre”! With the wave of a magic wand, the city takes on a
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Lille’s Christmas Market officially takes place from 24 November to 30 December 2012 (although the Big Wheel (la Grand’Roue)and the hutted Christmas village often get set up a little earlier.
In the heart of winter, Lille sparkles and glows with “joie de vivre”! With the wave
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With such easy access from the UK by road or Eurostar Lille is a must to visit all year, and remains one of my favourite winter weekends. The combination of modern shopping malls and the nearby Vieux Lille (old town) offer something for everyone,
Where to stay?
Lille has many hotels at all levels of
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If you book a Norfolkline crossing between Dover and Dunkerque before 19 June 2009 through ferrycheap.com there are crossings available until 17 December 2009 from £19 each way in low season or £29 each way high in season.
Although the crossing is slightly longer to Dunkerque, the modern fleet lands you in a well-connected (if
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