Boulogne sur Mer is a city which has been awarded the title “City of Art and History” and offers numerous fascinating places to visit. Its tumultuous history is reflected in the many places to visit in the area.
To help you organise your outing with friends or your family, we can suggest a complete list of activities to be enjoyed here. Among these you can find something which will appeal to all age groups and fans of sport, culture or history.
Great places to eat out or to enjoy a drink, an exciting programme of shows and concerts, nightlife suggestions: you will find all the information you need to plan an enjoyable stay.
Discover what Boulogne sur Mer has to offer for eating out, in its extensive range of Restaurants and Brasseries. Enjoy tasty local specialities and look out for typical local markets.
Where to stay ?
Make your choice from the wide range of Hotels, Guest Houses, Self-catering apartments, Camp sites and Youth Hostels. You can be assured of finding the right answer, thanks to the quality certification labels provided by the various tourism organisations.
In this section you will find all the information you need to plan your itinerary. Whether you are travelling by car, bus, boat, bus, taxi or by bicycle, all modes of transport are taken into consideration. Full details of providers can be found including telephone numbers, timetables and much more.
To help you prepare your visit, choose among the following sub-chapters from this page: Weather and tides, Commercial services, Around the wider area.
You can also find useful links here to other helpful websites.
The fresh fish stands are located close to the Marguet bridge and are open daily, weather permitting. They have contributed a good deal to the life of the city centre under the benevolent gaze of Boulogne-sur-Mer’s twin giants “Batisse” and “Zabelle”.
Take a walk along the Promenade Jean Muselet from the Marguet Bridge towards the Nausicaa gardens. The stroll will take you past all the seafood stands and providing you with a splendid view overt the port.
Since 1998 the city of Boulogne-sur-Mer, in partnership with the Regional federation for maritime and cultural heritage organises a biannual event, the Ocean festival. It takes place along the length of the Quai Gambetta and includes festivities, entertainment and exhibitions on the maritime theme. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover Boulogne-sur-Mer’s maritime culture amid a fun atmosphere. The next edition is due in 2015.