Anthony Peregrine, Travel writer for The Daily Telegraph assembled three round-trips by car in France to enjoy once travel from the UK is freely permitted.
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« Contemplating post-lockdown holidays other than in Britain is accounted treachery in some quarters. This is extreme. Naturally, if I lived in Britain, I’d see the case for Dorset, the Dales or the Cairngorms in 2020. But I’d also see the case for abroad, where no-one’s heard of Matt Hancock, Simon Cowell or Wetherspoons. We may neither wish, nor be able, to go far – but abroad starts just over the Channel. And ferries and tunnel permitting, we’ll be safe in our own cars. If that sounds like you, here are three off-the- peg week-long trips you might consider. They involve no excessive driving and, in two cases, contain serious patriotic elements.
« On to Montreuil and Tim Matthew’s Maison 76, as noble a B&B as this region affords (maison76.com (https://maison76.com); B&B doubles £155). Dine at Alexandre Gauthier’s Anecdote (anecdote- restaurant.com (http://anecdote-restaurant.com); mains from £22)…
« Visit Montreuil. Ramparts and a citadel recall that the place was once important, the equestrian statue of Haig that it was also British GHQ, 1916-18. The little town retains an elevated aspect. »