Mercure Calais Centre
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- Minbar in room
- Multilingual staff
- Conference facilities
- Banquet room
- Breakfast Available
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We also sneaked in a visit to Chateau Blois, which you don't visit for its gardens as it doesn't have any. This place is all about its history, architecture, interior design from many a different period. At one time it was virtually derelict and its rebuilding has been questioned as its been zealously bought back to life at just one perfect moment in time, so some history is lost and some renovation hides a further past. The private Royal chambers are ...
... fact, there was much adverse comment from the ‘knowing ones’ of the time about his hodgepodge. Turns out, however, that it is a very attractive, light and pleasing building. A pleasure to walk through. The rest of the old fortified town also looked interesting – the old castle or chateau, a museum dedicated to the history of the town, and down by the harbour, an exhibition dedicated to the events of WW2. But, we ran into the European problem. Sundays and Mondays ...
... a real triumph.
The neighbours we are staying with Jan and Monica have three sons and now five grand children. The eldest, Thijs, I got to know very well and he and I spent many a happy hour digging in his sand pit. The first English word he learnt was 'horrible' my reaction to him eating spoonfuls of sand, he's now ten and a lovely boy. We had supper in the garden with the whole family, great fun.
I had so many ...
This morning we got to the ferry terminal at Dover so early that they offered us passage on an earlier sailing, so we left at just after 10am, arriving at Calais an hour and a half later. Unfortunately today was a bit overcast, so we didn't get a good look at the white cliffs of Dover in the sunshine. Hopefully when we cross back...
Initially the driving was a bit of a challenge, but we ...
... the beaches are in the UK. The problem I found was it's a bit hard to get to. There is supposed to be a bridge connecting North to the beaches from the Watch Tower area. That bridge was blocked off. I think there was some construction going on. I had to walk about half a mile out of my way because there's a canal without any bridges. Once I got there, though, the beach was awesome. It would have been even better if it had been closer to summer.