Places to visit


Snail farming

Frogs legs & snails
In many English people's minds, the French typically eat such “strange” foods, but this is not really true today. In fact, these exotic delicacies are really kept on the menu in restaurants mostly for tourists....

Snail farming
The Romans in Gaul as in Britain introduced the taste for eating snails, and the techniques of farming them. Today in north France, a few small producers keep this old craft alive.

Most snails are edible...


Places to visit:
Snail farm at Aaron-St-Vaast

Nature parks:
Adomarois - near Saint-Omer
Boulonnais - near Boulogne & 'Entre Deux Caps' area

Related background information
Regional speciality foods in north France




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