It's reported today that around 5,000 poor French families who cannot afford holidays are to be taken to Margate on August 22nd.
They're being brought over by Secours Populaires Francais, a charity which campaigns to provide holidays for poorer and deprived families.
The group estimates that about one in three French children don't get a holiday. Since the charity was set up in 1945, nearly 50,000 youngsters have been given days out and holidays.
Each year, they travel to a different destination.
The Margate trip has been coordinated with Thanet District Council and Kent County Council.
Cllr Roger Latchford, Thanet council's cabinet member for culture and economy, said: "We welcome all visitors to our town and it's great that Margate has been chosen as a holiday destination for these families and I hope that they have a wonderful day."
Jean-Louis Callens, general secretary of the Federation of the North, said: "This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.
"We've decided to add a European dimension in this day, which we dedicate to people who have been unable to enjoy holidays.
"It will take place in Margate and the invited families will have the opportunity to visit their European neighbours. They'll also have the chance to take the boat and Eurotunnel, probably for the first time