"I am a journalist who has abandoned the London rat race for the tranquillity of the French countryside. I live in an old farmhouse with an array of animals and write to my heart’s content about France and all things French on Facebook and Twitter
Every year in spring, Berck-sur-Mer – a charming seaside resort town on the Opal Coast of Pas-de-Calais – hosts les Championnats du Monde de cerf-volant (the World Kite Flying Championships) and the beach and seafront are transformed into a magical sight.
The Dunkerquois love to party and celebrate their heritage. The ‘Carnaval de Dunkerque’ takes place over several weeks with a series of weekend balls, and processions with bands playing in the streets of local towns and villages.