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.
Built in 1827 the theatre reflects the vibrant culture of the city which was booming in the 19th century. The opening of the theatre coincided with the opening of the sea baths as well as the museum, inaugurated in 1825. In 1854 the theatre was burned down in a fire and it was rebuilt to a bigger design in 1860. Many celebrities performed there including Sarah Bernhard and the Coquelin brothers who were famous actors in their day and came from Boulogne-sur-Mer. In 1955 the façade which had been damaged by bombing during the Second World War was remodelled so as to fit in the surrounding reconstructed city centre neighbourhood. A further modernization took place in 1990.
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