Northern France: The Inland Tour

If you read last week’s post, part one on Northern France, you saw highlights of the Opal Coast, the north coast of France facing the English Channel. But there are also unforgettable places to lure you inland. There will certainly be a few surprises, too. One of the most attractive features of inland Northern France is the countryside. Rolling hills and farmland beckon you with a slice of a peaceful lifestyle during your stay. You can recharge your batteries and…

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The Northern Tip: Beach Tour

Ever wonder what lies at the northern tip of France? If you’re in Paris, keep heading north until you reach a region called Hauts-de-France, or simply, northern France, just east of Normandy. This area used to be two regions, Nord-Pas-de-Calais (close to the English Channel) and Picardie, but in 2016 these were merged. This post will be in two parts. In this post, you’ll get an overview of the Beach Tour. Your next post will cover the Inland Tour. You…

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The Apple Culture of Normandy

Wine tours are famously popular in France. But up north there’s something besides wine that’s drawing foodies and beverage enthusiasts. Apples. Apples? Normandy is often identified with D-Day landings and World War II history, and rightfully so. But there’s a lot more growing and cooking in Normandy. It’s true that, though France has many regions famous for wine, Normandy is not one of them. But it IS known for apples and all of the delicious derivatives of this noble fruit.…

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