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French shopping and lunch from pounds 29

The Independent and Independent on Sunday in association with Driveline Europe have arranged this special Christmas shopping break in France for just pounds 29 per person.

Enjoy a pleasurable day out in France by stopping off for a well deserved 4-course gastronomic lunch in one of three specially chosen country homes all within 45 minutes of Calais.

To make shopping easier for our readers, we have teamed up with The Wine and Beer Co. in Calais to offer readers a booklet of wine discount vouchers worth up to pounds 50. For a general price list and map call 0181 875 1900.

There is no need to collect tokens, simply call Driveline Europe to book.

How to Book

Call Driveline Europe on 01707 222400 quoting The Independent Lunch promotion. Please have ready your approximate departure/return times. There is approx. one ferry per hour during normal travelling times. Payment can be made by charge card or credit card. Travel insurance is available at the special price of pounds 4 for one calendar day, pounds 10 up to 36 hours. All bookings will be verified by confirmation invoice. A binding contract between you and Driveline Europe Ltd will come into existence when you verbally confirm your credit card details.

Choose your lunch venue

Hostellerie du Chateau Tourelles**Le Wast. Located in a small village just 10 minutes drive from Boulogne. A small family run Logis which offers a warm welcome and excellent home made cuisine. Accommodation is basic.

Hostellerie Saint Hubert***Hallines. Located 10 minutes drive from the market town of St Omer the heart of the lush Aa valley. A delightful family home, set in vast park land and dating back to the 19th century. Accommodation in traditional rooms with modern comforts.

Moulin de Monbreux****Lumbres. In the heart of the countryside, close to the Tourneham forest and not far from St Omer, this beautiful 18th century mill, converted in 1968 retains all its original character. 4 star accommodation is in the new annexe across the courtyard from the restaurant.

Terms and Conditions

All bookings are subject to availability. The offer is available to readers aged 18 or over. You will require a valid EC passport and any necessary visas. At time of booking it should be clearly understood this offer is strictly non-refundable in case of changes or cancellation. No amendments are permitted. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Some hotels charge local tourist tax. In accordance with the Package Holidays and Package Tours regulations(1992), Driveline Europe Ltd operate a Clients trustee account whereby all monies paid to them by clients are held in a separate bank account until the contract has been fully performed.

Extend your stay overnight

Enjoy France for a little longer with an overnight stay (up to 36 hours) from just pounds 25 per person including breakfast.

Price pp car&4 car&2 sat sup overnight

per car suppl

Tourelles pounds 29 pounds 34 pounds 10 pounds 25

St Hubert/ pounds 35 pounds 39 pounds 10 pounds 35


Prices are valid until 20 Dec 97 and include a day return from Dover - Calais on P&O European Ferries and a 4 course lunch(or dinner when booking an overnight stay) and a free booklet of money off wine vouchers.