is a small village of less than 280 souls on the Bras de Brosne
trout river. It's a quiet place. Although its main business is agriculture,
there is a a wood business and a furniture restorer, plus the remnants
of a 16th century water mill. In summer, the village hosts the Bras
de Brosne festival and is lit-up as part of the area's illuminated
rural landscape of green rolling hills is dominated by the sept
vallees (seven rivers and their valleys). These rivers meander through
open countryside and villages and have created a strong natural
and architectural heritage. Country ways and traditions are still
strong; this really is ‘real France – real close’.
sept vallees area forms part of Pas de Calais (dept 62). This is
a diverse region of France: the Opal Coast has stunning beaches
(just 20 minutes away), there are large forested areas, good mainstream
shopping as well as lots of little villages, markets and brocantes
(flea markets and antique stores) to potter round.
Miles/km from Needle & Thread
Le Touquet 15/23
St Omer 28/42
in the area
Bakery - less than 10 minute's drive
away. Sadly, our vilage bakery has closed.
Banks with ATMs - 10 minutes drive
Petrol - less than 10 minutes drive
Pharmacy - less that 10 minutes drive
Supermarkets - less than 10 minutes
Restaurants - too many to mention
but we have lots of information and recommendations!