We Brits and our neighbours across the English Channel haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, but I confess that I’m a bit of a Francophile – quite a large bit, actually. I love the language, although I don’t speak it nearly so well as I would like, I love the food, the countryside and the culture, and I dream of one day upping sticks in blighty and finding myself a nice cottage in rural France.
Until then, however, I have to content myself with regular trips to and fro. I’m not a good sailor, so having the Channel Tunnel just under two hours away by car is very convenient.
The destinations we’ve chosen for our recent trips have usually related in some way […]