The guesthouse that thinks it's a hotel
Relax in the characterful bed and breakfast La Rodiere in the heart of historic Montreuil-sur- Mer, enclosed in its ramparts, in the Pas de Calais, less than an hour's drive from Boulogne and Calais, 15 minutes from Le Touquet.
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Montreuil-sur-Mer is a fortified city which has the most fascinating history in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. It is the most beautiful walled town in Northern France, whose first walls were built in the 9th century. The western front has 5 round towers (13th century), a postern and a bastion called 'Bouillon' and the southern front has 2 thirteenth century round towers.
We are minutes from the beautiful 3km walk along the ramparts, shaded by numerous trees, which give wonderful views of the town and its surrounds. Cycling, horseriding and canoeing are all to be found here.
As La Rodiere is in the centre of Montreuil, on the Place Darnetal, we are also within 5 minutes walking distance of several eateries and some of the best restaurants in Montreuil, including the Darnetal, Le Chateau de Montreuil, Les Hauts de Montreuil, Le Patio, Le Clos des Capucins, le Coquempot, Le Jeroboam, L'Hotel de France and Froggy's.
The seat of the Wine Society of Great Britain is also located less than 5 minutes walk away.
Trendy Le Touquet is 15 minutes drive, and forms part of the Côte d'Opale's 120km of beaches, dunes and cliffs that unfurl between Calais and Berck-sur-Mer. Le Touquet offers hundreds ofeateries, plus golf courses, a private airfield, shopping, beach sports including sand yachting, wind and kite surfing.
Also worth a visit are:
- The Citadel, built in 1567 on the foundations of an old thirteenth century castle of which only the town entrance towers remain, and thus shows 7 centuries of architectural history
- The Roger Rodiere Museum
- The Saint-Saulve Church (founded early tenth century)
- The Saint-Nicolas Chapel (founded around 1200)
- Sound and light show 'Les Miserables in Montreuil-sur-Mer' end July and early August annually
- The Course Valley, famous for trout fishing, watercress growing, castles, manors, churches and watermills
- The River Canche, scenic hiking, fishing, canoeing, flat-water paddling, day-long canoe touring, white-water paddling, slalom, training sessions
- Established walks of 4 to 30km
- 4 cycle trails of varying length and difficulty, away from the traffic
- 4 nearby riding centres.
For more information, see http://www.tourisme-montreuillois.com/uk/actualite.php.