Bienvenue chez les ch'tis.
Welcome to the best kept secret in France...
Les Sept Vallees
Pas-de-Calais is a well-kept French secret, often missed by travellers heading further south. Mistakenly, it is often mentally linked with Calais; the ports and the bustle of British tourists knocking into one another seeking cheap cigarettes, wine and beer… but we live in Pas-de-Calais which means "steps from Calais"... and with those steps you will discover a very authentic part of France.
Within this department lie Les Sept Vallées (the 7 valleys), an ever-changing landscape of undulating farmland; simple but beautiful countryside, friendly people, great restaurants, cafés and shopping – and all just 40 minutes from golden sandy beaches. The Cote d’Opale beaches are extraordinary – miles and miles of white sand. For the more energetic there is horse-riding, sand-yachting and conditions are perfect for kite-surfing.
A fantastic (free!) local service is
We used to spend many weekends on the coast before buying our fermette – it is just 4 hours door-to-door from Sussex, crossings start at £60 return… and suddenly, you are in another world.
You can stay with us :-) We have a B&B unit and a self-catering cottage. See Accommodation. If we are full, there are several other options, all within 2kms:
La Grange de Sophie B&B in Vieil-Hesdin; beautiful rooms, walking distance from our house, excellent value.
There is a campground at the other end of our village; Camping de la Route Fleurie.
Also in Saint Georges, there is a sweet self-catering Gite that comfortably sleeps 4 (and possibly extras).
And another self-catering gite up the hill at the strawberry farm. M. et Mme. Jansen Tel: 03.21.41.91.04.
What to do
TROUT FISHING Beautiful location - they also have Gite accommodation.
4x4 OFFROAD Quad biking, mud et al