Blog Posts - Northern France

Treat yourself to a weekend in Paris with Avios

Paris in winter. The air is crisp as you stroll along the Seine, passing the Cathedral of Notre Dame glowing golden in the afternoon sun, before finding a cosy cafe for a Chocolat Chaud to people-watch for a while. Sounds good doesn’t it? If y...
by Heather on her travels on Dec 12, 2016

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show: Gardens around the World

At the RHS Hampton Court Flower show this week, destinations from Charleston to Galicia, Normandy to Peru, came alive in the gardens from around the world. Each was inspired by the plants and landscapes that make these little corners of a country ...
by Heather on her travels on Jul 5, 2016

A weekend guide to Le Havre: delicious food and culture in Normandy

Most people in Britain think of Le Havre as a place to get off the ferry and drive straight on to their holiday in France. For the French however, it’s a sailor’s heaven, a seaside resort for families and a gateway to the Alabaster Coa...
by Heather on her travels on Jan 15, 2016

A French road trip from Paris through Brittany and Normandy

Summer is finally here and that Parisian holiday you’ve been thinking about for the past couple of months is just around the corner. But why not extend your travels to explore a bit more of northern France, by hiring a car? To whet your appetite, h...
by Heather on her travels on Jun 24, 2013

Officials cite overcrowding in French gangster’s escape from prison

LILLE, France, April 15 (UPI) — French officials attributed a gangster’s escape from the Sequedin prison in northern France to an overcrowded prison system. The “overpopulation problem in the Sequedin prison and this hinders the job...
by Mafia Today on Apr 16, 2013

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