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Cross-Channel France: Nord-Pas de Calais: The Land Beyond the Ports (Bradt Travel Guides (Regional Guides)) [Paperback]

John Ruler
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3 Nov 2010 Bradt Travel Guides (Regional Guides)
Nord-Pas de Calais is Britain's foothold in France; it's where the ferries dock and the Channel Tunnel emerges into daylight. Bradt's Cross-Channel France delves not only into the port towns but also into the forgotten France that's rarely reached. Sample Vieux Bologne - the smelliest cheese in the world; climb the hill at Cassel - where the Grand Old Duke of York marched his 10,000 men; or visit Agincourt - the site of a cornerstone battle in British history. The guide also reveals where visitors can shop for cut-price goods and where they can cycle, walk or ride horses. Bradt's Cross-Channel France is packed with information for day trips as well as longer family-friendly holidays.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 1 edition (3 Nov 2010)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 184162327X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841623276
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Bradt Guides are expertly written and longer on detail than any others.' Michael Palin '..an extremely helpful and well-put-together pocket guide to the ports hinterland. It's enough to make one salivate..... It's a godsend for first-timers and seasoned travellers alike .....put this one on top in the suitcase.' The Bookshelf - Kent 'Life' magazines 'It's certain to inspire you to make a special trip to the area' Destination France 'Highly recommended' Cambridge News '.. if you are going to Nord-Pas de Calais, this is the guide to go for. John Ruler knows every twisting and winding road, each monument to World War I and all the best places to stay and eat in the area.' www.about.com

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John Ruler writes on the Nord-Pas de Calais region for newspapers and magazines and has an extensive photo library.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cross-Channel France John Ruler 26 Oct 2011
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This book contains long lists of things to do in Nord-Pas de Calais and, if this is what you want from a guide, then this book is for you. There is also quite a lot of general history.
However, the maps are limited and do not break the the region down into areas, so I could not link the descriptions and chapters to towns and villages. There is also little description of places - where to wander, where is quiet, where you will enjoy a peaceful stroll and perhaps sample the French way of life.
The book is a guide for rushing across the channel, doing strenuous activities and rushing back again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Holiday reading. 30 Jan 2013
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I have found this a good companion to "Things to do within ninety minutes of Calais". I look forward to road testing this book on my holidays.
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3.0 out of 5 stars useful but other books are available 29 Nov 2012
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It's ok, but we did much more (and preferred the writing style) in 'Northern France: What to Do and See Within 90 Minutes of Calais' by Angela Bird . This book is probably better for those without kids-it seems to beat the other book on war sites, which we didnt want to do too much of.
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5.0 out of 5 stars NORD PAS DE CALAIS GUIDE 17 April 2013
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Excellent guide - used it lots when we visited St Omer recently. Will use again for other parts of Nord-Pas de Calais
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