Secret France

Saturday was my husbands birthday so we decided on a last minute day trip to France. We took the ferry from Dover to Calais and then drove south along the coast. It was an absolutely beautiful day and we had previously always driven along the main roads so it was nice to go exploring.

We came to a little town called Le Touquet which I had never even heard of before this trip. I had dozed off to sleep momentarily (it was a very early start) and when I opened my eyes I thought I was in some enchanted forest. It was one of those roads where there are huge tall trees on either side that bend in and meet in the middle so that the sun just shines through in shards onto the road. It was sooooooo pretty!

After the trees we came to the gorgeous town right on the coast where we stopped for a walk about and some lunch.

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We had the Frenchist French baguettes you can imagine before heading to the beach. The kids splashed around and had the time of their lives building sandcastles.

When I told my lovely American friend (you know who you are) that we were going to France for the day on the ferry, she asked me how long it would take us to get to Paris. When I told her we weren’t going to Paris she gave me a very puzzled expression. Why would we go to France unless it was to visit Paris?

It really was a magical day and made me want to go back to Le Touquet for a whole week rather than just a day. It seemed to have everything for the perfect family holiday and I would love to spend some more time there one day.

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Gemma

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