Our final day in France before heading home via the shuttle was an even earlier start. Breakfast eaten, lunch made, packing finished, beds stripped and goodbyes said to Emma (our “Groupie” at the Chateau) we headed on to the coach for the short journey to the Chocolaterie de Beussent. Alain and his staff greeted us and, following an introductory talk, showed the Brownies how they make their fantastic chocolates and we all admired the examples on display. Everyone was given a chocolate to sample and all agreed how delicious they were.
Leaving the Chocolaterie after visiting the shop to buy our final souvenirs, we headed to Calais for our shuttle. A big thank you to Michael, our coach driver, as he managed to negotiate an earlier shuttle meaning we could get home slightly earlier. We all had to go through passport control, another new experience for the Brownies.
The Brownies all agreed that they had a fantastic weekend and described it as “ace”, “amazing”, “jaw-dropping”, “fantastic” and “brilliant”.