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 Town Hall (Hotel de Ville) is in the centre of the old town. It was built under the reign of Louis XV and the date of its construction (1734) can be observed on the façade. Erected according to a classical design it is the only building within the fortified town to be built principally of brick as well as stone. Beneath the roof, observe the coat of arms of the city: on the left a swan and on the right, three doves with prominent curved relief. These emblems have been the symbol of Boulogne-sur-Mer since the XI century. Each summer, you can admire a temporary garden on the Place Godefroy de Bouillon, facing the town hall. A different natural theme is chosen every year for these floral decorations. A dedicated website is available explaining the design.