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Montreuil Sur Mer - Home of Victor Hugo

Written by Caroline

Every year this walled town recreates Les Miserables with a 'spectacle son et lumiere'. I was meant to go last year, but didn't make it, so was glad to be able to pass through this little town in Nord pas des Calais.


It was a sleepy Easter Weekend, the drive was beautiful and the town is lovely. We parked in the town square, had a wander around the town and the old ramparts and then had some lunch and moved on.

Our view for lunch.

What I love about this place is that we got to see it when it wasn't full of tourists (we were in disguise as long term travellers!), it was peaceful and felt very traditional.


It is difficult to express the tranquil town of Montreuil (which used to be by the sea, but the sea has receded) and I am guessing it is not always this peaceful and we were just lucky. but it was a particularly beautiful morning and a particularly lovely memory.


Posted by placesinbetween 01:47

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Love the hat!! XXXX

by pauline

Looks idyllic - I'm getting jealous now - trust you are drinking plenty of red wine ??

by Charlie

Glad you're having a lovely time. Happy Birthday week to Alan! (ok, I know I'm a wee bit late) xx

by Heidi

Im even more envious now - it all sounds wonderful! You're looking as gorgeous as ever but I would just like to know how, if you were packing light for the trip, you managed to pack in 2 different hats? I have a feeling they wont be the only hats we see in the next 9 months. xxx

by Sally

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