From kite festivals to coastal hiking trails, here are our picks of the best places to visit in April.
John Ruler looks at the Louvre’s out-of-town gallery of glittering glass in the heart of King Coal country.
John Ruler takes us around the cemeteries of this busy cross-Channel port.
Find out why in this region it is beer, not wine, that has traditionally accompanied cheese for almost a century.
John Ruler looks at how his love of Nord-Pas de Calais helped him discover a long-lost relative who perished in World War I.
John Ruler remembers the Battle of Arras.
From Calais to Boulogne, take in the sights of Nord-Pas de Calais on this scenic walk along the beaches and cliff tops.
The blockbuster Bienvenue Chez les Ch'tis paints a new image of Nord-Pas de Calais and has seen an increase in visitors to the town of Bergues.
Veteran cyclist Brian McEwan from West Wickham, Kent, offers his advice on cycling in France.
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