GOURMET FRANCE

GETTING THERE

Eurotunnel and Eurotunnel Motor Holidays (tel: 0990 35 35 35) offer mini- break deals from pounds 109 per car.

The Hoverspeed service between Newhaven and Dieppe (tel: 0990 240 241) will be available from 10 April.

P&O European ferries (tel: 0870 2424999) offers day trips from Portsmouth to Le Havre from pounds 12 per person and pounds 12 per car. A five-day return trip, for a car and two adults, costs from pounds 90.

WHERE TO EAT AND WHERE TO STAY

Philippe Olivier, Maitre Fromager

43-45 rue Thiers, Boulogne (tel: 3 21 31 94 74).

Le Relais de la Brocante, Wimereux, 2 rue de Ledinghem, 62126 Wimille (tel: 3 21 83 19 31). From around pounds 25 per head. Jean-Francois Laurent, chef de cuisine.

Le Lido - Jean-Jacques Pacquelet Patissier-Chocolatier, corner of rue Saint Jean et rue de Londres, Le Touquet Paris-Plage (tel: 3 21 05 22 31).

Comptoir des Vins, 88 bis, rue de Londres, 62520 Le Touquet Paris-Plage (tel: 3 21 05 47 58 6 01).

Claude et Catherine Weyl, Villa La Mouclade, 32 rue Victor Petit 80550 Le Crotoy, Somme (tel: 00 33 3 22 27 09 44). Bed and breakfast costs pounds 38 to pounds 42 for two. Dinner (including aperitif, wine, coffee, Calvados) costs from pounds 16 to pounds 18.

Marmite Dieppoise Restaurant, 8 rue St Jean, Dieppe (tel: 2 35 84 24 26).

Le Petit Coq aux Champs Hotel/Restaurant, Campigny, 27500 Pont Audemer (Honfleur) (tel: 00 33 2 32 41 04 19; e-mail le.petit.coq.aux.champsatwanadoo.fr). Set menus cost from pounds 19 to pounds 39 (six courses!); or pounds 65 to pounds 74 per person for a double room and the "menu gourmand du chef".

Domaine Coeur de Lion, Route de Trouville, 14130 Coudray-Rabut, Calvados (tel: 00 33 3 31 64 30 05) offers Calvados tasting.

Hotel de Dieppe, Rotisserie Les Quatre Saisons, Place Bernard Tissot, 76000 Rouen (tel: 00 33 2 35 71 96 00). "Caneton rouennais a la presse Felix Faure" for two - prepared in front of you by a Maitre Canardier - costs pounds 16.50 per person. Otherwise, around pounds 25 per head. Hotel accommodation plus an evening meal costs from pounds 75 for two.

Hotel Dandy, 93 rue Chauchoise, 76000 Rouen (tel: 00 33 2 35 07 32 00). Bed and breakfast costs from pounds 36 for two.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Pas de Calais/Cote d'Opale tourist office (tel: 00 33 3 21 83 32 59; website: wwwpas-de-calais.com).

Alastair Sawday's French Bed & Breakfast (fourth edition, pounds 12.95) is worth consulting. It contains more than 650 entries from across France, including the Pas de Calais and Normandy, and is of special interest to foodies (tel: 0117 9299921).

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Travel
ebookHow to enjoy the perfect short break in 20 great cities
Independent Travel Videos
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in Amsterdam
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in Giverny
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in St John's
Independent Travel Videos
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Travel

    Guru Careers: Events Coordinator / Junior Events Planner

    £24K + Excellent Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking an Events Coordinator ...

    Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales: Chief Executive Officer

    Salary 42,000: Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales: The CEO is responsible ...

    Guru Careers: Marketing Manager / Marketing Communications Manager

    £35-40k (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Marketing Communicati...

    Ashdown Group: Technical IT Manager - North London - Growing business

    £40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A growing business that has been ope...

    Day In a Page

    Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

    Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

    Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
    The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

    King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

    The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
    More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

    End of the Aussie brain drain

    More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
    Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

    Can meditation be bad for you?

    Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
    Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

    Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

    Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
    Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

    Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

    Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
    Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

    Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

    Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
    Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

    Join the tequila gold rush

    The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
    12 best statement wallpapers

    12 best statement wallpapers

    Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
    Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

    Paul Scholes column

    Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?
    Season's finale brings the end of an era for top coaches and players across the continent

    The end of an era across the continent

    It's time to say farewell to Klopp, Clement, Casillas and Xavi this weekend as they move on to pastures new, reports Pete Jenson
    Bin Laden documents released: Papers reveal his obsession with attacking the US and how his failure to keep up with modern jihad led to Isis

    'Focus on killing American people'

    Released Bin Laden documents reveal obsession with attacking United States
    Life hacks: The innovations of volunteers and medical workers are helping Medécins Sans Frontières save people around the world

    Medécins Sans Frontières's life hacks

    The innovations of volunteers and medical workers around the world are helping the charity save people
    Ireland's same-sex marriage vote: As date looms, the Irish ask - how would God vote?

    Same-sex marriage

    As date looms, the Irish ask - how would God vote?
    The underworld is going freelance: Why The Godfather's Mafia model is no longer viable

    The Mafia is going freelance

    Why the underworld model depicted in The Godfather is no longer viable