Chrismas market in France

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  1. Lynne Steele

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    We have a 7 hour journey to a ferry, so does anyone have any ideas for a lovely Christmas market within an hours drive from arriving in France. Is anyone else planning a trip for a couple of days in early December?

    Thanks for any advice.

    Lynne
     
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    @chaser reports that the Christmas market at Gravelines is a good one. According to the tourist office it starts on 12th December this year. We are hoping to go over for it for a long weekend
     
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    Thanks Helen, perhaps that would be a good idea for us too, what date are you thinking of?
     
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    Well, just in discussion with Alan (husband) but I've suggested Friday 11th December till Monday 14th December. Spend a couple of nights at Gravelines and a night at Bolougne probably
     
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    That's strange, I fancied Boulogne too. Will you use ferry or tunnel?
     
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    Tunnel, we use tesco vouchers
     
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    Gravelines is quite good. Spread out over the square and each side of the town walls plenty of food and drink options along with the other stalls. Otherwise Brugge is quiet good also.

    We are planning Friday night in Gravelines then early to Brugge and will get the train to Ghent for the day which has a much bigger market and we prefer to Brugge.
     
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    We are going around then, its easy to fit ipres and arras in as well.
     
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    Oooh I have quite a few vouchers, not used the tunnel yet, still novices. We have just been to Il de Re, doing Newhaven to Dieppe, loved it there. I think we will use the tunnel in December, no worries bout weather then. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Thanks for all the ideas, quite excited now.

    Lynne
     
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    Hi all. We are going over on Dec 22. Stopping at gravelines. Ypers. Brugge. Arrass ?? Maybe lille back home Jan 1st. Please wave or chat if you see us.
     
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    We have family with us this Christmas or we would have been joining you, have fun x
     
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    What's wrong with Manchester ? Most of you can get by with the language. You'll get the same authentic tat and gluwein.
     
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    Gravelines is a damn site closer and easier to get to for us!
     
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    Birmingham one is pretty splendid.
     
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    If you get a cheap? Tunnel 5 dayer with your tesco vouchers you can do a free stop in ipers down by the canel , another free stop in arras , Lille or Brugge as well then a stop in gravelines to finish off, what more could you want(y):)
     
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    Where exactly is the site in areas please.
     
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    Ooops that should say ARRAS
     
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    we did Amiens in our pre MH days, (about 7 years ago) amazing illuminations at the cathedral, Christmas market and a C + A :D

    not checked for aires but if they have one well worth a visit

    great Irish bar some of the best Moules frites I have had (y)
     
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