Fine Dining in Northern France
Le Nord & Pas de Calais
Welcome to these info pages about
Northern France, also known as the departments 59 and 62,
respectively "NORD" and "PAS DE CALAIS". This site has no commercial
intentions and is not sponsored. The author lives in Belgium near
the French border and wants to share his experiences with the French
neighbours on these pages.
While reworking the website to adapt itself for mobile and tablet
use, I took the liberty to enhance the pages with a few panoramic
photos, all shot between the Belgian border and Normandy, just to
give you a taste of the beauty of the different landscapes in a
stretch of land of only approx. 250 km or 150 Miles. The one on this
page shows the Dunkirk marina, welcoming the 'Little Ships' during
an Operation Dynamo remembrance.
All the restaurants and shops reviewed are located within a 100-mile
radius of the Chunnel and ferry terminals at Calais. Well suited for
British who are on holiday abroad, or just cross the Channel
shopping for cheap booze and fags. (For non-UK visitors:
"alcoholic beverages & cigarettes")
Since France is world-famous for its gastronomy, most of the
information on these pages is about restaurants and retailers where
you can go for a fine meal, or where you can buy local products. In
most reviews you'll also find some information about the city or
All restaurants and retailers mentioned were visited by me
personally, so you will only read first-hand information. Of course,
this also means the reviews were written from my personal taste.
E.g., if you don't like tiny deep-fried fish (complete with head and
fins), you certainly will not share my vision of "friture d'
éperlans". De gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum...
Although tastes may differ, all the reviewed restaurants and shops
are well worth visiting and all offer excellent value for money.
Where possible, I created a link to the website of the establishment
and we always mention the address, and sometimes the phone number.
Mobile users may be able to make a call by clicking on the telephone
number, and I've also added Google Map buttons, that will open a map
with the exact location of the subject.
And remember: a GPS is a nice tool for finding the shortest route,
but it is often more fun to buy a good map and plan your
itinerary in advance. See also the item "Travel Tips" on the next
Please make a selection from the menu, or use the numbers at the
bottom to proceed through the pages. And if you are a fan of the
northern French cuisine, then bookmark this page, the reviews will
continue to grow, allowing money and time to go get a foretaste. And
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the "Twitter" button at the bottom.
Popol.eu wish you an "appetizing reading" ;-)