Taste Of France
3 daysFrance is a great place to visit no matter what you want from your escape. Excellent accommodation in Kent before we whisk you off to Dover for the ferry to France. A short drive south from Calais is fashionable Le Touquet Paris-Plage. This must visit seaside resort is surrounded by thatched-roofed villas and other striking architecturally designed mansions nestled unfenced among sprawling woodlands planted with pine, elm, poplar and alder trees. After your 'taste of France' enjoy a taste of a typical East Sussex garden - Merriments a 4 acre RHS partner garden.
PRICE FROM ? £269 per person
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Your ItineraryDay 1 - From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to your designated interchange point where your weekend begins. Heading into Kent to join the Kentish Lady return River Cruise from Maidstone. Take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful River Medway on this 1 hour return trip with commentary and an onboard licensed bar. Onwards to your base for the next 2 nights with breakfast & dinner included.
Day 2 - Early breakfast and off to Dover for a morning sailing to Calais. Sailing time 90 minutes. On arrival in Calais drive to the coastal resort Le Touquet, unlike any other French beach resort, it has a long and illustrious history as a playground for wealthy Parisians and well-to-do Brits. Reminders of its early 20th century heyday include the 1913-built Casino de la Forêt (now the Palais de Congrès) that inspired the fictional Royale-les-Eaux casino in Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, and the fabled 1928-built Hôtel Westminster -now the Hôtel Barrière Le Westminster.Today, it remains a popular holiday destination for its wide promenade stretching along the magnificent sandy beach, lush forest, upmarket boutiques and gastronomy. Return to Calais for your sailing back to Dover and on to your hotel early evening for dinner.
Day 3 - A treat lies in store for you today! Merriments Gardens consist of a beautiful 4-acre RHS Partner Garden, Plant Centre, Shop and Restaurant, all set amongst the rolling countryside of East Sussex. Many of the plants seen in the Garden are grown in their own Nursery, specialising in unusual Perennials, and are available to buy in the Plant Centre, which holds a complete range of plants from Alpines and Bedding to Shrubs and Trees. Entry included. Continuing onto interchange and your home -towns mid-evening. Back to top
AccommodationAshford International Hotel, Ashford - 4 star
Ashford International Hotel is on the doorstep of all that Kent has to offer - a region rich with culture and history. Excellent location for this weekend break. Designed for complete comfort, all of 179 purpose built rooms and suites are contemporary with luxurious touches, a deep mattress, soft pillows and plenty of space to work or rest. Swimming pool Cardio gym - Exercise studio - Jacuzzi Heated loungers Back to top