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MONTREUIL-SUR-MER. Friday 5th – Sunday 7th July 2024. FULLY BOOKED

Travel via Le Shuttle. Leave Faversham at 8.45am .Train departs 10.20am from Folkestone arrives in Calais at 11.55am. Transfer to Montreuil takes 60 minutes. Check into Hotel Haut De Montrueil. Gourmet Evening meal in hotel Included. After breakfast, Saturday day a  trip to Le Touquet in time for market day.

Sunday, check out hotel at 11.00am but don’t depart until 6pm so some free time in town before drive back to Calais. Home appx 9pm

The charming walled town of Montreuil is a perfect day trip destination with its beautiful old houses and churches, its imposing ramparts and its cobbled streets – not to mention a good selection of restaurants.  The town in fast becoming a gastronomic destination.

 Victor Hugo & “Les Misérables”
By the 19th century, Montreuil was a sleepy medieval town on the coaching road from Calais to Paris. Famous writer Victor Hugo spent a brief stay here and was inspired to use it as the setting for his famous novel about the turbulent years of the Napoleonic Empire and the 1830 revolution

Abbatiale Saint-Saulve

Church of the ancient monastery Saint Saulve dates back to 13th Century. Beautiful inside.

Historic Capel next to the Abbey . Chapelle Saint- Nicolas de I’Hotel – Dieu. Was once the chapel for the hospital dating back to 15th century

Ramparts of Montrueil Sur Mer, Walk around.

The Citadel was the foundations of the old castle built before 13th C. In 1567 King Charles of France decided to build a citadel. Has a good museum inside

Le Touquet is just 20 minutes drive away. Beautiful beaches and  cafes and restaurants. They have a little sightseeing train leaves from beach area worth doing.