Travel Blogs from Boulogne-sur-Mer
... Alastair's signature dessert of ice cream with apricots in Muscat to follow.
After tea,the boys disappeared with Pierre-Marie, so the more sedate members of the party enjoyed a quiet stroll around the village.
When the boys had gone to bed we had two great Qwirkle battles, with Alastair winning one, and Caroline winning the other. All good practice for Anita!
After making the mistake of watching the closing ceremony of the Olympics to the bitter end (an hour later in France!), we were not in a hurry to leap out of bed this morning. However, we managed to get up to Calais for 11.00am to meet Anita from the ferry.
From the ferry terminal, we proceeded to Carrefour in Calais to buy some bread -also a box of ice creams and 3 coffees from next-door McDonalds. Thus refreshed, we drove to Escalles, where ...
... of the original furnishings remain, and precious little memorabilia, because the Nazis got rid of it all, but there was an audio tour with a clear account of his life, his philosophy, and how after his death it was adapted (some might say twisted) to suit the purposes of various regimes. Rather similar to what happened to the original message of Christianity, in fact!
Again we’d ...
... exciting town of Calais.
That was of course sarcastic.. I have never ever been in a place where there was less to do than Calais. I parked in what i assumed was the town centre (One plus.. Free parking! MK council take note). and looked at the curious mix of english bars, French boulageries and a Subway right in the middle of it. Having gorged on contiental food for the past 3 days so i thought.. subway.. reasonably healthy and cheap. Will go for it. ...
... and the view beyond the walls. There were parks, sports facilities and monuments all along the outside of the wall and a gorgeous walking path for joggers and dog walkers on the inside of the wall. We eventually came to the Castle fortress which had since been modified into a museum which was unfortunately closed on Tuesdays. One interesting thing in the city center was an art project. It was about how nature ...
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