Visit to France (08/06/06)

Tilques and Saint-Omer

A few weeks ago we received an offer of a visit to France for £140. This included ferry crossing with four people in a car, and a three course meal with two bottles of wine in a French Château. This was an offer hard to refuse, so we decided with two friends, Terry and Su, to take the trip.

Terry and Su stayed for the night so that we could take off quite early. After an uneventful journey – my drive and Terry’s excellent navigation – we arrived at Château Tilques, not far from Saint-Omer. Before taking lunch we had a small walk in the surrounding park. The food, drink, service and the general ambience were excellent; it was a day to relax and enjoy.

After taking coffeee on the terrace we decided, as we had some spare time, to make a short visit to Saint-Omer. Following that we did our compulsury shopping in Calais and were at home by late evening. It turned out an enjoyable day for all of us.