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piglips Sat 25-Aug-07 14:56:20

Am driving from Calais to Amsterdam with 8 month old. Want to spend a day in France somewhere nice and interesting.

Advice on accommodation would also be helpful.


Othersideofthechannel Sat 25-Aug-07 21:10:14

I'm half an hour from Calais. What kind of accomodation are you looking for? When are you travelling?

Othersideofthechannel Sat 25-Aug-07 21:11:05

What's more important...interesting for you? Or for baby?

piglips Sun 26-Aug-07 08:28:15

Hi yah,

My baby is only 8 months so the sightseeing will be more for us. Somewhere with a bit of scenery and a bit of shopping also. Would like accommodation to be relatively basic just somewhere to sleep. Baby is 1/2 bf and ff.


Othersideofthechannel Sun 26-Aug-07 08:44:19

Just off out to the beach so will think about this while building sandcastles and write later.

lemonaid Sun 26-Aug-07 08:46:41

Le Touquet would be one option. And Boulogne is actually quite nice.

Othersideofthechannel Sun 26-Aug-07 14:20:22

But they're in the opposite direction.....
Bergues and Cassel are in the right direction. You can do a walk around the city walls in Bergues and Cassel is on top of one the few hills in Flanders so if the weather is good you can get a good view. But they're not much good for shopping.

You'd probably have to do that in Calais before heading north.

bambi06 Sun 26-Aug-07 14:45:32

la touquet is really lovely

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Sun 26-Aug-07 14:58:30

Sant Omer ?

They have a great market on a Saturday.

Othersideofthechannel Sun 26-Aug-07 15:40:44

Yes, St Omer is my nearest town and has some good shops and more atmosphere than Calais. The glass factory shop in Arques has a massive choice of tableware if you are into that sort of thing.

lemonaid Sun 26-Aug-07 16:48:53

Oops... had missed the "to Amsterdam" bit blush

piglips Mon 27-Aug-07 07:37:34

Thanks so much for the suggestions - now we'll start looking at acommodation.
I'm so excited about the trip!!

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