Fresh bread, ripe Camembert and a glass of mature claret - what could be more agreeable? The French, in spite of a worrying fondness for accordions, know how to enjoy life. With our pounds 10 season ticket offer you can have a taste of all things, and more, as often as you like.

Your ticket will allow you to take as many day trips to and from Folkestone, to Boulogne or Calais, as you wish between 15 July 1995 and 30 June 1996. It also allows you to take up to four additional passengers for pounds 3 each or a car and up to five passengers for pounds 25 (pounds 35 on Fridays and Saturdays).

The normal day trip fare for foot passengers is between pounds 14 and pounds 16 and the rate for a car is between pounds 80 and pounds 110. The Channel crossings are with Hoverspeed aboard either Hovercraft or SeaCat, both of which offer duty free goods.

In order to qualify for your season ticket you must collect six differently numbered tokens from the Independent and the Independent On Sunday and send them off with an booking form we will print next week, plus your payment of pounds 10.

A starter bonus token is printed today. To validate your season ticket, you must take one day trip before August 17.

As your crossing is the fastest way to France, you will have ample time to take in the delights of, say, Boulogne as well as stocking up on fine foods and wines at sensible prices.

The cobbled streets of the old town take you back through time; fortunately, given their steepness, they also lead to numerous cafes and bistros.

The Nausica Marine Life Centre is worth a visit, if not for the spectacular themed aquariums then for the incomparable La Matelotte restaurant virtually opposite.

With our pounds 10 season ticket the shops and markets of Boulogne could become as familiar to you as your local supermarket. The occasional burst of accordion music is a small price to pay.

Visitors to Boulogne will find an attractive offer on three selected wines at The Grape Shop - buy three and get one free.

The first wine is a Chardonnay fizz - Michel Genet Blanc de Blanc Brut, Chouilly. Grapevine said of it: "it has a malty, Ovaltine bouquet and considerable finesse."

The next is by Hugh Ryman, the Brit working miracles in the Dordogne. His Chardonnay, Vin de Pays d'Oc is, says Grapevine: "elegant with tropical fruit and nicely judged oak". Ryman is responsible for the third wine on offer, a Cabernet Sauvignon Vin de Pays d'Oc. Grapevine again: "classic, supple-textured capsicum and blackcurrant." All three wines are well priced and the three and one free deal makes each a bargain.

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