Dunkirk Carnival: a colourful event in northern France

Every year in Winter the people of Dunkirk are taking over the streets to celebrate France’s noisiest carnival with a colourful vibe enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. ... lire plus !

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Béthune Christmas Market

In the North of France, not far from the Belgian border, the town of Béthune hosts one of the most wonderful Christmas markets in the region.   Béthune Christmas ... lire plus !

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Arras Christmas Market

The Arras Christmas Market has become one of the most important festive events organised in the North of France. The event welcomed a record of 1 million visitors in 2016. ... lire plus !

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Eurotunnel to celebrate its 20th anniversary today!

20 years ago, on the 6th May 1994, Queen Elizabeth II and French President François Mitterrand jointly inaugurated the Channel Tunnel, the world’s longest sub-sea crossing.   One ... lire plus !

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Lille Christmas Market

Lille Christmas Market is wonderfully set in the busy shopping district of the city and is a popular destination for French, British and Belgian visitors.   Christmas in ... lire plus !

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Waffles: the recipe for Brussels waffles

Brussels waffles are made from a batter cooked in a special waffle iron which is patterned to give a distinctive and characteristic grid shape. Where do waffles come from?  ... lire plus !

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Tarte au sucre – Vaquette du mineur

Sugar! The North of France has always eaten a lot of it, in many different forms: molasses, cubes, or soft brown “vergoise”. In the 19th Century a special ... lire plus !

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Carbonade Flamande

A Carbonade Flamande is a traditional sweet-sour beef dish from Belgium and the north of France. This recipe is quite similar to the beef bourguignon except that the ... lire plus !

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Maroilles, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Maroilles is a typical cheese from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais. It is a cow’s milk cheese with a soft pâte (uncooked and unpressed) and with a moist, brick red, washed ... lire plus !

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Nord-Pas-de-Calais was a French administrative region now part of the Hauts-de-France region. Located in the north of France it is surrounded by Picardy to the south, Belgium to ... lire plus !

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