The Opal Coast

Musée 39-45

Ambleteuse

Thousands of original artefacts and over 100 models recreate the period from the Polish campaign to the Japanese surrender through an impressive collection of original outfits. Visitors can also watch a film about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy in a 1940s cinema.

Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 87 33 01

musee3945@orange.fr

www.musee3945.com

Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique

Audinghen

During the Second World War, 800 kg shells were shot towards England from the Batterie Todt German blockhouse. Exhibition of a marine artillery K5 280 mm-calibre German gun mounted on rails, unique in Europe! Collection of weapons, daggers, ammunition and fighting equipment.

Tel 00 33 (0)321 32 97 33

musee-audinghen@wanadoo.fr

www.batterietodt.com

Berck-sur-Mer Museum©Frederik Astier

Musée de Berck-sur-Mer

Berck-sur-Mer

Exhibition of an excellent collection of paintings by the members of one of the most vibrant communities of artists of the XIXth century. The archaeological collections are the only ones in the region to include objects found in sub-aquatic searches.

Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 84 07 80

accueil.musee@berck-sur-mer.com

www.musee.berck.fr

 

The Crypt of Notre-Dame Basilica

Boulogne-sur-Mer

One of the biggest in France, this maze of underground galleries, with its walls and vaults entirely covered with frescoes, houses collections of tombstones and sacred art, evidence of the medieval church and the worship of Notre-Dame de Boulogne. Thanks to its archaeological ruins that date back to Roman times, this also constitutes a remembrance site for the city’s 2000 years of history.

Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 87 81 79

Crypte@ville-boulogne-sur-mer.fr

crypte.ville-boulogne-sur-mer.fr

The Belfry

Calais

This 75-metre red brick belfry with white stone sculptures in a Flemish Neo-Renaissance style offers an amazing view on the town.

 Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 46 20 53

tourisme-patrimoine@mairie-calais.fr

www.calais.fr

    Museum for Lace and Fashion

    Calais

    Established inside an authentic XIXth century lace factory, the Cité is a museum of both fashion and industry. Its vast galleries present the manufacturing techniques, the lingerie and haute couture associated with lace, as well as its most contemporary aspects.

    You will also discover the lace weaving looms in operation, those monumental cast iron machines that produce exceptionally fine fabric. 

     Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 00 42 30

    cite-dentelle@mairie-calais.fr

    www.cite-dentelle.fr

      Nausicaa©AS Flament

      Nausicaa

      Boulogne-sur-Mer

      Nausicaa is much more than just an aquarium. It is a unique centre for the discovery of the marine environment which is fun, educational and scientific all at the same time, focusing mainly on the relationship between mankind and the sea.

      58,000 animals, giant aquariums, underwater explorations, cutting-edge technologies, all within a grandiose setting.

      An amazing destination for sea lovers.

      Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 30 99 99

      info@nausicaa.fr

      www.nausicaa.co.uk

      Opalaventure

      Camiers

      This adventure trail in the trees will be perfect for those who love nature. Toboggan, wooden footbridge, net, barrel at ground level for toddlers, 2 courses for children 5-8 years old, 3 middle level courses, accessible from 9 years old and 5 courses from easy to sporting level.

      Tel 00 33 (0)6 81 64 23 42

      opalaventure@gmail.com

      www.opalaventure.com

        Musée de Mémoire 39-45

        Calais

        This ancient bunker, which during the Second World War used to be a command post for the German Navy, exhibits objects, uniforms and weapons narrating the history of the city from Sep 1939 to its liberation in Sep 1944, as well as showing the day-to-day life under the occupation.

        Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 34 21 57

        museedelaguerredecalais@wanadoo.fr

        www.musee-memoire-calais.com

          Château d'Hardelot

          Condette

          The Château d’Hardelot is a beautiful site and a surprising neo-gothic manor from the XIXth Century created by Englishman Henry Guy. Dining room, smoking room, billiard room, private apartments, cabinet of curiosities, romantic gardens, the visit leads you back to Victorian Times. Visitors will also enjoy a rich program of activities and temporary exhibitions.

          On the greensward of the Chateau, the unique Elizabethan theater of France offers exceptional performances through major seasonal events

          (Medieval Spring, Shakespeare Nights, Midsummer Festival, Summer Season …)

           Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 21 73 65

          chateau.hardelot@pasdecalais.fr

          www.chateau-hardelot.fr

              Calais Lighthouse

              Calais

              Those who are brave enough to climb its 271 steps will be rewarded by a magnificent view over Calais, the port and countryside around.

              Tel 00 33 (0)21 34 33 34

              contact@pharedecalais.com

              www.pharedecalais.com

                Etaples Military Cemetery©Rémi Vimont

                Etaples Military Cemetery

                The cemetery was built on the site of a 1st World War military camp. On the semi-circular rocky outcrop, Sir Edwin Lutyens designed this 70-metre long terrace flanked on both sides by a majestic arch crowned by four immobile stone flags. From the high cross which stands behind the memorial stone, a monumental staircase, joined by five flights of stairs, leads down to the necropolis where 10,772 Members of the Commonwealth Forces (as well as 658 German soldiers) who fell between 1914 and 1918 rest in peace. Soldiers who fell in the Second World War are also buried here.

                Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 09 56 94 (Tourist Office)

                contact@etaples-tourisme.com

                www.etaples-tourisme.com

                Bagatelle

                Merlimont

                Covering an area of 26 hectares this amusement park allows you to share special moments with family and friends, with a variety of rides for little kids as well as thrill seekers and with no less than 40 attractions and amazing shows

                Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 89 09 90

                contact@parcbagatelle.com

                www.parcbagatelle.com

                    Maison du Site des Deux Caps©Eric Desaunois

                    Maison du Site des Deux Caps

                    Audinghen

                    The Maison du Site des Deux-Caps welcomes visitors with a programme of nature and discovery activities on the Grand Site (area of outstanding natural beauty). Nordic walking, electric bike hire, departure points for walks and mountain bike trails.

                    A permanent exhibition offers an interactive visit to discover the Grand Site des Deux-Caps, its history, its fauna and flora and the importance of protecting the environment.

                    Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 21 62 22

                    contactsitedesdeuxcaps@pasdecalais.fr

                    www.lesdeuxcaps.fr

                     

                    Succès Berckois

                    Berck-sur-Mer

                    Artisan sweet-maker

                    Discover the celebrated boiled sweets and how they have been made since their creation in 1922. You can witness sugar being transformed into delicious bonbons.

                    Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 09 61 30

                    contact@succesberckois.com

                    www.succesberckois.com

                      Maison de la Beurière

                      Boulogne-sur-Mer

                      This tiny but excellent museum is in an authentic fisherman’s house, situated in the old fisherman’s quarter. It recounts what life was like in this steep little street at the beginning of the 20th century: furniture, possessions, engravings and clothes.

                       Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 30 14 52

                      labeuriere.musee@neuf.fr

                      www.tourisme-boulognesurmer.com

                      Notre-Dame de Boulogne Basilica©Fabien Coisy

                      Notre-Dame de Boulogne Basilica

                      Boulogne-sur-Mer

                      An eclectic 19th century monument, the Basilica was rebuilt on the ruins of the old Roman and Gothic edifice destroyed under the French Directory. Its dome and cupola make Notre-Dame a colossal monument that dominates the city.

                      Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 99 75 98

                      doyenne.boulogne-sur-mer@wanadoo.fr

                      www.cathedrale-boulogne.asso.fr

                      Musée

                      Boulogne-sur-Mer

                      Built in the 13th Century by Count Philippe Hurepel, the museum is located in a monument soaked in history, the castle of the Counts of Boulogne. Today it offers fascinating collections from the ancient Egyptian and Greek cultures to other cultures outside Europe, with objects from Oceania and Africa and the famous collection of masks from Alaska.

                       Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 10 02 20

                      chateaumusee@ville-boulogne-sur-mer.fr

                      www.ville-boulogne-sur-mer.fr

                      Musée des Beaux Arts

                      Calais

                      The museum presents a vast collection of paintings, sculptures and photographs dating from the XVIth century. An entire room is dedicated to Rodin and the studies for his masterpiece, the Burghers of Calais.

                       Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 46 48 40

                      musee@mairie-calais.fr

                       www.calais-cotedopale.co.uk

                        Calais Dragon©Fred Collier-Ville de Calais

                        La Compagnie du Dragon

                        Calais

                        The Compagnie du Dragon offers you a unique experience, aboard the Calais Dragon, a monumental steel and carved wood construction created by François Delarozière. You will climb along its tail to embark on a covered carriage for a 30 min trip on his back from where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the seafront and the town.

                        Previous booking highly recommended !

                        Tel : 00 33 (0)3 66 62 60 00

                        www.compagniedudragon.com

                        Meccano Lab

                        Calais

                        Meccano Lab is an interactive educational play space where children and parents alike can build boxed models or create their own. Giant models are also on display. Drop in for half an hour, an hour or more!

                        calais-cotedopale.com

                            Musée du Touquet-Paris-Plage

                            Le Touquet

                            Housed within the « Way Side » villa, representative of the resort’s stylish architecture of the 1920s, the Museum immerses you in modern art, from the late XIXth Century to the present day. The museum regularly organises temporary exhibitions and workshops for children.

                            Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 05 62 62

                            www.letouquet-musee.com

                                Maréis, Seafishing Discovery Centre

                                Etaples-sur-Mer

                                Both a museum and an aquarium, Maréis presents the life of fishermen. The visit starts on the dockyard in a trawler replica and ends in the sea with the Channel and North species, which can be seen in the aquariums.

                                Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 09 04 00

                                contact@mareis.fr

                                www.mareis.fr

                                    Musée de la Marine

                                    Etaples-sur-Mer

                                    In a former 19th century fish market, discover a century in the life and work of the fishermen and their families: the evolution of boats and fishing techniques, clothes. Videos and audio-guide on the heritage of the port town.

                                    Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 09 77 21

                                    museemarineetaples@wanadoo.fr

                                        Laby'Parc

                                        Saint-Josse

                                        A whole world of outdoor activities. A pedal-kart circuit, a wooden fence maze covering 1,500m2, a 35,000m2 corn maze (open Jul- Aug-Sep),obstacle course, waterball, soft play area, zipline, bubble football, bumper boats,…

                                        Tel 00 33 (0)6 15 60 31 66

                                        contact@laby-parc.fr

                                        www.laby-parc.fr

                                            Colonne de la Grande Armée

                                            Wimille

                                            On 16th Aug 1804, Napoleon awarded the first ever Legion of Honour to a soldier while at camp near Boulogne. The 54m column was erected in his honour between 1804 and 1824. 263 steps lead to the statue and offer a magnificent view of the Boulogne region.

                                            Tel 00 33 (0)3 21 91 91 26 / 00 33 (0)7 68 82 97 15

                                            grande-armee@monuments-nationaux.fr

                                            www.wimille.monuments-nationaux.fr

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