France – Day 1

Our first visit to Nord Pas de Calais was in July 2011.   We drove from London to Folkestone, got on the Channel Tunnel, and were in Calais in a matter of hours.   This time, we decided to spend a week in Northern France with baby in tow, as neither Hubby nor I fancied flying.

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Days of research led me to booking an apartment at Le Canville in St Leonard.   A lovely complex with a well-kept envy-inducing garden, a pool, and within short driving distance to beaches.

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After a good night’s sleep at the apartment, we felt refreshed from our travel over to France the previous day.  Hubby and the bear went to a nearby boulangerie and bought our breakfast – baguette and pain au chocolat.  We’d bought some fruit from Carrefour the night before and I chopped them up into a fruit salad.

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Feeling nourished after a hearty breakfast, we decided to venture out to Le Touquet, about 20km away.  We’d been here on our previous trip and always wanted to come back for another visit.   We were blessed with lovely weather thankfully.   We passed by many boulangerie, fishmongers, florists and endless streets filled with chic cafes and bistros.

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DSC03430We bought a kilo of mussels to cook for dinner (post to follow) and some sweet treats from Patisserie Fred for afternoon tea.

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We had lunch at a cafe called Creperie (I think).  Friendly, but extremely slow service.  It did give us a chance to feed a rather tired bear her lunch (which I had packed from the apartment).  No photos, as once the food was finally served, we tucked into it whilst also trying to pry little hands away from the cutlery and plates!

Stuffed, we strolled back to the car and headed home.  We spent the rest of the day (late afternoon at this stage) chilling out in the apartment.

More to follow in the next post.

 

 

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