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In the Montreuil area, there’s news of a new grocery market open daily at La Reserve, Campigneulles-Les-Petites. In addition to the grocery market, open mornings, Monday to Sunday, there’s an additional covered market open on Friday mornings where fish, meat, cheese, boulangerie and other stalls are promised.
England v France: a history of rivalry, mistrust and misunderstanding
Local author Eric Marmousez has published his own version of the story comparing it to a “match”. Marmousez examines long-lasting conflicts and rivalries, detailing the effects of a multiplicity of factors including language, archaeology, economic development, social and strategic objectives that have resulted in the fundamental and lasting differences between the two neighbouring nations.
L’Angleterre et la France : cela évoque immanquablement l’ancestrale rivalité, l’incompréhension et la méfiance.
L’auteur préfère qualifier notre histoire commune de « match »… En recoupant les apports de l’histoire économique, de la linguistique, de l’archéologie, d’éléments de stratégie militaire, de sociologie, l’enquête débouche sur les invariants spécifiques à nos deux nations.
Eric Marmousez lives in Groffliers near Berck.
Or buy it from your local bookstore.
The exhibition, Fragments de Vies, by the award winning artist Chris, runs from September 25 to October 16. (See days and hours of opening on the poster below)
Frogsider readers are invited to the Vernissage on September 30 at 17h30
At the last Wyart exhibition we attended the vernissage and decided to buy two paintings, only to be pipped at the post by another buyer who got his order in a couple of minutes earlier. It seems if you want to own a painting by Peter Wyart, you need to make sure you’re at the front of the queue.
Puddings et confiseries de Noël
Bijoux, Patchwork, Sacs
Cartes de voeux
Calendriers de l’Avent
Objets recyclés, Poupées
Bois et déco, Pères Noël
Décorations de Noël, Cadeaux
To find out more about their preparations, take a look at the Hareng Roi website where you’ll learn about the enthusiasm and energy that goes into the production of this traditional festival celebrating the historic importance of the annual herring migration to the port’s fishing fleet..
If you are looking for something interesting and entertaining to do next weekend, the Hareng Roi at Etaples is our suggestion. You’ll be tempted by the aroma from the outdoor barbecues where the herrings (smoked, marinaded or plain) are char-grilled to perfection by salty looking mariners in traditional seagoing fisherman’s garb. Meanwhile the ladies of Etaples, in traditional costume complete with lace headresses, cut baguettes and prepare and serve fish soup, tarts, tartines, vin chaud and other accompaniments to the famous herring.
The meal is taken under cover of marquees, sitting at long communal tables, mixing with other visitors to the town, while entertainment is provided by singers and bands playing music with a nautical theme while dressed in appropriate costume. The cost will come to between 5 and 10 euros a head, depending on how much you want to eat and drink. You would be hard pushed to find better value for a satisfying meal and an entertaining outing, anywhere.
There’s also an exhibition area with a wide variety of art and craft work on show, as well as demonstrations of maritime ropework, lace headress making, model boat making and other traditional local activities. Some of the stalls sell local cheeses, jams, biscuits, etc.
The quayside at Etaples is a very buzzy place to be during the Hareng Roi and it’s well worth a visit even if you don’t intend to eat the delicious grilled fish.