Your perfect day out, weekend or holiday is much closer than you think.
You don’t need to brave airports to reach beautiful beaches, delightful villages and stunning towns, rich heritage and a fascinating wartime history, not to mention fresh fish, endive, cauliflower, strong cheeses all washed down by a locally brewed beer.
The choice is yours.
Parks and gardens
Towns and villages
Fresh fish, from sea to plate.
Whether bought directly from a fisherman's stall or at a fishmonger's shop, eaten at a restaurant table or at a popular festival, freshly caught fish is always a treat. From the most refined to the most humble species, there is something for every taste and every budget. Happiness is usually served on the plate!
Escalles; quite a sight !
Some say that the Cran d’Escalles is the most beautiful beach on the Côte d’Opale! It’s quite true that this discrete little cove, hidden away from prying eyes, is wildly charming. Depending on the tides, it is either a narrow pebble beach or a vast expanse of fine sand, but it is always dominated by Cap Blanc-Nez …
Équihen-Plage, the wild daughter of the sea, and much more besides…
Some tourist guides do not devote a single line to it. This shows that Équihen-Plage is a very low-key resort, even a little wild…After all, they do call it « the wild daughter of the sea »! Authentic, simple and loved by families, Équihen is not a fan of chichi. The sloping resort jealously guards its […]
Audinghen; don’t be satisfied with simply admiring Cap Gris-Nez !
How discreet this little commune of Audinghen is, in the shadow of the emblematic Cap Gris-Nez that it harbours on its lands! Yet it has a lot to offer! Its three beaches and its seven coves cut into the cliffs, the bunker of the TODT battery transformed into a museum of the Atlantic Wall or the very contemporary Saint-Pierre church.
Ambleteuse, peaceful and calm after so many storms!
Ambleteuse is a traditional fishermen village on the Opal Coast in Northern France and boasts an impressive 17th cemtury sea fort.
The 7 Valleys and Ternois, a beautiful getaway among the valleys and the countryside
A land of history, rich heritage and gourmet delights. A land as blue as flax, as yellow as rapeseed and as green as the countryside itself, where the scenery is sublime in every season. Welcome to the 7 Valleys and Ternois!
Take a boat trip and explore unique UNESCO-listed marshes
The Audomarois Marsh, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is a unique marshland dating back to the Middle Ages. Explore by boat, visit a traditional boat builders and sample local produce.
The herring smokehouses of Boulogne-sur-Mer
Boulogne sur Mer in Northern France is the largest fishing port in Europe and has a long tradition of smoked firsh and fresh seafood.
The coastal trail, a walking holiday in Pas-de-Calais
The “GR” in France stands for Grande Randonnée, they are long-distance signposted walks all over France. They can be followed by visitors for several days. The GR 120 in Pas-de-Calais, also known as the Coastal Trail, stretches right along the Opal Coast, from the Belgian border right up to Berck-sur-Mer.
The cheeses and beer of Belval Abbey
The cheeses and beer of Belval Abbey in Northern France