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2014 holiday inspiration: It's going to be a travel cracker! - Daily Mail

2014 holiday inspiration: It's going to be a travel cracker! - Daily Mail | Weddings in Norther France | Scoop.it
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In France, the Nord de Pas de Calais is putting together a series of Remembrance Trails taking in 90 war sites across the region.
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WW1 sites are a must for visitors to the region. 

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Gaëlle Mans Crowned Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais 2013 for Miss ...

Gaëlle Mans Crowned Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais 2013 for Miss ... | Weddings in Norther France | Scoop.it
Gaëlle Mans wins Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais 2013 and will compete in the Miss France 2014 pageant.
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I note, with interest, that vertical hairstyles are in. Let's hope our girl from Nord-Pas-de- Calais goes all the way in the national championship.

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Musée du Louvre-Lens / SANAA

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Situated on a former coal mine in Lens, a quiet town in northern France, the newly opened branch of the Musée du Louvre stands as a stunning essay in transparency and geometry. Designed by the Japanese firm SANAA in collaboration with the Manhattan studio Imrey Culbert...

 

Project name: Musée du Louvre-Lens
Location: Lens, Pas-de-Calais, France
Coordinates: 50.430689, 2.803303
Type: Museum, Gallery, Memorial & Museum Space
Specific Use of Building: Art museum and exhibition spaces
Floors: 1 +1 under ground
Project Area:
Site Area: 20 acres
Total floor area: 28,000 sqm
Total exhibition area: 7,000 sqm (3000 m2 of permanent exhibition halls / 2,500 m2 temporary exhibition halls)
Gross floor space: 14,000 sqm
Façade area: 6,600 sqm
Roof area: 12,500
Auditorium: 280 seats
Total parking area: 20 ha
Number of visitors expected in the first year: 700,000, with an average of 500,000 from 2014 onwards
Competition Year: 2005
Project Year: 2009 - 2012
Building period: 2010–2012
Opening Date: December 12th, 2012
Status: Built
Cost: EUR 150 million
Completion Year: 2012


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If you asked me to name a more I unlikely location for the Louvre's first branch, I couldn't beat Lens. But maybe that's the point: regeneration of a basket case thrOugh culture.

 

Also, it's easy to get to from Le Verger

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TGV Train Stations in Nord Pas-de-Calais - France with family

TGV Train Stations in Nord Pas-de-Calais - France with family | Weddings in Norther France | Scoop.it
north tgv nord pas de calais train station Nord Pas-de-Calais has 18 TGV (High Speed Train) stations that cover the whole territory. Arras, Béthune, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais-Fréthun, Calais, Cambrai, Croix-Wasquehal, Douai ...
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It's easy to get to Arras from Le Verger and then it's only an hour by train to Paris

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Top Things to in France in July 2013 | The Good Life France

Top Things to in France in July 2013 | The Good Life France | Weddings in Norther France | Scoop.it
Our guide to the best of events and festivals all over France in July 2013, up to date information that has been checked for accuracy. ... Nord Pas-de-Calais, Arras 5,6,7 July. Main Square Music Festival.
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Great markets in Hesdin and Montreuil!

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Ho Ho La La at the Lille Christmas Market : The Good Life France

Ho Ho La La at the Lille Christmas Market : The Good Life France | Weddings in Norther France | Scoop.it
Where I live in the Nord-Pas de Calais region, we're totally spoiled for choice when it comes to Christmas markets. I can't really claim to be a Christmassy person; I've always found it a bit commercial though I do love a ...
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We had a great weekend with 12 guests, the highlight was visiting the Arras Christmas market. 

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International Kite Festival, Berk-sur-Mer, France | The Good Life ...

International Kite Festival, Berk-sur-Mer, France | The Good Life ... | Weddings in Norther France | Scoop.it
Every year in the seaside resort of Berck-sur-Mer on the Opal Coast of Pas de Calais a kite festival takes place – the Rencontres Internationales de Cerfs-Volants or International Kite Festival. No ordinary festival this – it attracts teams from ...
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Seeing is believing. Berck is just 45 minutes from Le Verger

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International kite festival takes off in France - BBC News

International kite festival takes off in France - BBC News | Weddings in Norther France | Scoop.it
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International kite festival takes off in France. Colourful kites Tourists visiting France this week are in for a treat!
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Berck has a fantastic kite flying festival in May

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Pas-de-Calais, France: the slag-heaps with a story - Telegraph.co.uk

Pas-de-Calais, France: the slag-heaps with a story - Telegraph.co.uk | Weddings in Norther France | Scoop.it
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Pas-de-Calais, France: the slag-heaps with a story
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They give their time to welcome people to their world, and then show them around. They pitch themselves less as guides, more as temporary friends in foreign parts.
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Where there's muck, there's brass

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L'Estaminet de L'Andouiller, Douriez – A Taste of Authentic France

L'Estaminet de L'Andouiller, Douriez – A Taste of Authentic France | Weddings in Norther France | Scoop.it
Michel Vasseur retired at the age of 62 in 1999 from his job as a renowned butcher in the town of Montreuil-sur-Mer in the department of Pas de Calais in the north of France. His family can be forgiven for thinking that a quiet life beckoned in ...
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This sounds perfect - we also cook joints of meat on an open log fire at Le Verger

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