The tiny French town which people say is just like a stunning British city | The Sun

A TINY town in France has been described as being just like a British city by a travel expert.

While most Brits will head to places like Paris, Provence, and Bordeaux on their trip to France, there's another small town that promises to be just like the UK.

Nestled in the foothills of the Monts d’Arrée mountains, lies the small French town of Morlaix.

In an article in the Independent, travel writer Anna Richards, compared the French town to a British city.

She said: "Many places in France claim to be 'so British' with twee tea rooms and beach huts reminiscent of Victorian postcards, but Morlaix is where British and French culture really fuse.

"Crêperies alternate with curry houses on the cobbled streets, and the tall, handsome buildings are reminiscent of Bristol or Bath – but with quintessential French shutters in sage or periwinkle blue. It’s a happy marriage."

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The lesser-known French town is famous for its charming houses that are made from timber, while a stone viaduct dominates the French skyline.

Brit holidaymakers visiting Morlaix will be able to explore medieval homes like Maison à Pondalez.

Morlaix is also home to a series of market stalls, boutiques, and shops where holidaymakers can buy souvenirs and homemade goods.

Meanwhile, Brits who want to sample some of the local delicacies will want to sink their teeth into a kig ha farz – a cooked dish made of meats and root vegetables.

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There are also several curry houses in Morlaix including Le Taj Mahal and Le Rajasthan with mains starting from around €15 (£12.95).

In the same area, there are also a handful of Creperies including Crêperie la Reine Anne, Crêperie l'Océane, and Crêperie Ty Bihan.

Holidaymakers looking to head to Morlaix should fly from the UK to Paris where they can catch a direct train to the French town.

Trains take five hours from Paris to Morlaix with tickets costing €40 (£35) per person.

Brittany Ferries also operate direct ferry services from Plymouth to the French port of Roscoff, which is a 35-minute drive from the tiny French town.

Holidaymakers will be able to find hotels that cater to a range of budgets too.

A two-night stay at Hôtel du Port in the heart of the town costs £67 per night based on two people sharing a room.

There is also a little-known French island with 60 beaches, a Mediterranean-style climate & turquoise waters that's just a short hop from the UK.

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And Brit holidaymakers can reach a beach in France in under an hour from the UK.

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