Last year’s French Fair at Great Bircham. Picture: Paul Tibbs.

A corner of North West Norfolk will be turning French next weekend.

The sixth annual Great Bircham French Fair will be held on Saturday, August 13 with plenty of entente cordiale.

There is a Royal connection this year as both the Queen and Prince of Wales have donated hampers as prizes for the fundraising raffle.

The village church will become French, along with a traditional market.

A special marquee for children will return and will have more activities than ever. There will be art, a treasure hunt and face painting, among other things.

Visitors can enjoy paintings in “Monmatre”, the book stall on the “left bank” along with jewellery, plants and more besides.

One of the organisers George Hall said each year the fair has become more popular  and they hoped this year would be equally as busy. He said this year there would even be “Gendarmes” to help people park.

Fundraising events have also ensured there will be more toilet facilities.

All the proceeds will be put towards repairs of the church and admission is free. The fair opens from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, August 13.