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...
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
Discover fine family cheese making on a guided tour
Les Frères Bernard Sainte Goldeleine cheese dairy : a family dairy following traditional cheesemaking method The Sainte Godeleine cheese dairy...
Family friendly attractions in the Pas-de-Calais countryside
The “Route 66”, quirky trip in Pas-de-Calais You’ve heard of Route 66, the road that runs from Chicago to Santa Monica in the USA. But have...
Craft brewing brothers and their Quentovic beers
Quentovic visit a craft brewery in Northern France A sample of the beers from the Quentovic brewery White, blonde, amber and dark beers :...
The Audomarois marshes in the Caps et Marais d’Opale Nature Park
Enjoy a sumptuous journey through a cultural and natural landscape The strange mists of the marshes of Guines and Audomarois (around...
The UNESCO World Heritage bell towers of Pas-de-Calais
The bell towers have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO since 2005.
Pas-de-Calais boasts six bell towers – or belfries – that have been raised over the centuries. Symbols of wealth in times past, they are part of our heritage and epitomise our history and the power of their respective towns.
The finest lace in France
The label that denotes exceptional lace fabrics in France ‘DENTELLE DE CALAIS-CAUDRY’®, AN EXCEPTIONAL LABEL. Lace work from Calais and...
Discover the beautiful gardens of Pas-de-Calais
Step into the French gardens Just across the Channel from Kent’s Garden of England, it is no surprise that Pas-de-Calais boasts some of the...
Relive 1415 and the Battle of Agincourt
At Agincourt, between Hésdin and Fruges, on 25th October, 1415 the English army, under the command of Henry V of Lancaster, king of England, composed of 9000 men inflicted the worst defeat of the 100 Years War on the French army albeit the French being twice their number and commanded by Marshall Boucicaut and the Constable Charles d’Albret.
The medieval dungeon in Bours
Explore the secrets of a knight’s castle A castle restored thanks to the passion of locals The little commune of Bours, whose inhabitants are...
Explore Northern France’s mining heritage
Northern France’s coal mining heritage was listed to UNESCO wold heritage list in 2012.
The Vélomaritime, cycling from the Channel to the North Sea
1,500 km of cycling discovery route Fresh sea air, lighthouses, beaches, cliffs … When you cycle along La Vélomaritime®, the promise of a maritime...