Home away from home
This is the most fantastic holiday rental I have stayed in. It was immaculate and had everything a family could possibly need within it. It was maybe a little too white for my 3 kids but we survived!!
We were greeted and shown round by a lady who spoke very little English which made things a little difficult but we enjoyed practicing our pigeon French and just about survived the experience!! The owner of the bar across the road spoke good English and helped us tremendously with area locations etc. There is also a little tourist info just minutes down the street. Round the corner from our house was the best boulangerie ever for our breakfast bread and croissants and 2 minutes walk away was a small supermarket that stocked everything we needed and a butchers on route also!
Less than a minutes walk was the seafront which was lovely and clean and had a lifeguard on duty at certain times. There where fortifications to explore and at low tide it felt as though you could reach out and touch the constant flow of ferries arriving at Calais port.
We used the house as a base for exploring the WW1 battlefields and cemeteries being only an hour away from both Etaples and Ypres. On the walk to the beach you pass a WW1 cemetary which was an added bonus to us.
A visit to Le Touquet is recommended for either the beach, town or Aqualud. The pools and slides were adequate for what we wanted but be warned swimming shorts are not allowed and buying speedos there is very expensive!!
We never ventured into Calais itself but did get a very early train into Paris. It was a long and expensive day trip but I would recommend it to everyone if only for that first view of the Eiffel Tower!!
Arriving here from the ferry port takes around 10 mins and the Euro tunnel is less than 5 mins away. There is an Auchen hypermarket just down the road where you can get absolutely anything and is great for stocking up wine etc for going home!!
The only restaurant we visited was Le Blanc Nez in Sangatte again only minutes down the road and I cannot fault that either. I had frogs legs for a starter and Moules as a main course and it was brilliant. They served plenty of ordinary food too and my children were very happy with what they had. The staff were very friendly and helped me with my terrible French!!
I highly recommend this propery to anyone wanting beach or history.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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