Gros-Horloge, great clock, Rouen, astronomical clock

Driving weekend from London to Rouen, France

Rouen, the capital of Normandy region in Northern France, used to be one of the wealthiest cities in medieval times. The richness from those heydays have been diligently preserved and restored in this beautiful city. Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo, Richard the Lionheart, King of England and Duke of Normandy, the Hundred Years War all have significant linkage to this magnificent city. Travel 200 km … Continue reading Driving weekend from London to Rouen, France

Winter weekend drive to Lille, France

Located 115km or 1.5 hours from Calais, Lille is great destination for a short weekend driving road trip from London. It is known as the “Capital of Flanders” and the Flemish influence on architecture, design and art are well preserved in the old town. Travel Tips: A stroll at Parc de la Citadelle and Lille Zoo We started the weekend in Lille with an hour … Continue reading Winter weekend drive to Lille, France

Road trip weekend in Bay of Somme, France

What better way to spend the weekend of Remembrance Day (11th November) than to sneak in a road trip to Somme in France. Somme is the setting for numerous battles in World War I. It is also a great place for nature hikes, casual meandering in quaint villages as well as outdoor activities like land sailing, canoeing and riverpath cycling. Somme is 111km or about … Continue reading Road trip weekend in Bay of Somme, France