Montreuil-sur-Mer and La Destination Gastronomique are featured in the spring edition of The Good Life France, a magazine for English-speaking expats in France:
The Good Life France
Sunday, May 6th, 2018: A Symphony of the Senses presented by La Destination Gastronomique
Following the spectacular success of last summer’s inagural event, the second 'Montreuil en Bouche' takes place on 6th May. Featuring more than 15 chefs and 19 "métiers de bouche" the event is accompanied by live music in the streets and bars. Combined with a spectacular vintage car rally, the day promises a feast for the eyes, ears and taste-buds.
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Saturday, July 14th, 2018: Montreuil-sur-Mer’s annual Bastille Day Brocante
Expect more than 30,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors at our flea market located in the upper town of Montreuil-sur-Mer. Exhibitors come from many European countries. It ranks among the ten most spectacular brocantes in the north of France! A large fireworks display from the citadel, around 10.30pm - 11.00pm (depending on sunset).
Telephone: +33 (0) 3 21 06 95 84
Late July/early August: Les Miserables, Son et Lumière, Montreuil-sur-Mer
In 1837, Victor Hugo visited Montreuil-sur-Mer. A few years later, he located most of the first part of his most famous novel Les Misérables in our walled city. Staying faithful to Hugo’s tribute, each year 500 volunteers don the costumes of their ancestors and characters of the novel for this Sound and Light show.
The eight performances take place on July 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th August 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th 2018, at 10:30 pm, in the Citadel. Reservation recommended.
8th National Gastronomy Festival from Friday 28th September to Sunday 30th September 2018 (provisional dates)
On the last weekend of summer, the whole of France will be celebrating the 7th annual Fête de la Gastronomie, a celebration of French cuisine. Over 2000 events were held country-wide in 2017, with a similar number planned this year. The festival was inaugurated in response to UNESCO’s 2010 declaration that France’s gastronomy is “an intangible cultural heritage of humanity”. Montreuil’s restaurateurs and métiers de Bouche will be displaying their unique wares and talents.
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December 8th & 9th : Montreuil-sur-Mer’s Winter Festival. Wine fair, Gastronomic dinner, Christmas market, carol singers and Christmas illuminations
Organised by La Cave de Montreuil, set over two days, this event promises to be a magnificent occasion for lovers of fine wine, champagne, spirits and gourmet food. The event culminates on the evening of Saturday 8th December, and features a celebratory dinner held in the company of La Cave’s specially-selected wine-makers. Booking essential.
An insider's guide to Montreuil-Sur-Mer
As Montreuil locals « Les Montreuillois » we are frequently asked for recommendations: where to eat, drink and shop, what to do, see and hear.
So we decided to create a platform for exactly that, an online destination gastronomique, to help you discover the best of the foodie destination we are lucky enough to call home.
We are a collection of like-minded shopkeepers, hoteliers, restauranteurs and chefs who live and work in and around the historic, gastronomic and bucolic town of Montreuil-Sur-Mer.
We are not professional food critics, but know what we like, and appreciate the efforts of our unique community to make Montreuil such a culinary hotspot.
We make no apologies for our ‘over-the-top’ language we may use as we guide you through our tried and tested favourite spots.
We hope you enjoy exploring La Destination Gastronomique as much as we have...
Located in the Pas-de-Calais we are 30km south of Boulogne-sur-Mer, 40km north of Abbeville, 75km west of Arras and 185km north-west of Paris.
Montreuil was once a seaport of great importance even though it is now some distance from the coast. Historically belonging to Picardy, from the 19th century, Montreuil was part of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, and is now in the new region Hauts-de-France.
With a population of just over 2,000 inhabitants, we know nowhere within a 150km radius that can compete with the choices available at our door-step!