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.
As you go towards the Porte des Dunes, you will see rising up on your left the impressive façade of the library. The origins of this building go back to the time of the great pilgrimages of the 13th century when the Grey Sisters of the Hospice of St. Catherine looked after the sick and the pilgrims of Our Lady. In 1628 the Convent of the Annonciades was founded in the same building. On the left as you go in, the size and elegance of the former chapel bear witness to the prosperity of this order. The library has a remarkably rich collection with 500,000 books, 1,150 manuscripts and 88 early printed books.