Start with the fish stalls at Quai Gambetta
Let yourself be carried away by the atmosphere of the fishing port, go and see the sailors unloading their catch of the day and buy some fish. I have a weakness at the moment for the lobsters caught at Cap Gris Nez, which are very affordable when you buy them in the port of Boulogne.
As a bonus, you always benefit from the little preparation tips from the fish merchants.
Go to La Vinotec in the Port
And when I'm looking for the wine that will go with my purchases from the market I stop not far away at the Vinotec O port, 148 Quai Gambetta. It is a veritable library of Port wines with, more than 400 varieties. Port wine can accompany every stage of the meal, from aperitif to dessert, and it also goes well with fish. This House of Ports is a real institution in Boulogne, facing the Nausicaa Gardens, you will get the best advice if you are an amateur.
Discover the beauty of our Coast with a hike very accessible
After a good meal, a good digestive walk! When it's not too windy I like to walk along the path along the cliff to Wimereux, or even to the Pointe aux Oies. From the Marina residence go along the port then follow the GR120, 5km to Wimereux.
If there is too much wind I will hike around the Lac des Miroirs near the château d'Hardelot in Condette and in the forest of Ecault.
Find all the experiences to discover on the website of the tourist office.
Take your time rue de Lille
I love the old town of Boulogne, I love to stroll there in the morning or in the afternoon after a good meal... The alleyway of Lille is really my favourite one ! Its cobblestones, its old facades, its small restaurants, its bars and also the small shops... The perfect combo to spend a successful day!
Find something special at la Folle Adresse
La folle Adresse is a shop where you come to walk around and rummage through the shelves of objects you haven't seen before! Offering nearly 7000 references, we try to have a wide range of products to delight the youngest and the oldest! We try to offer as many French and environmentally friendly brands as possible ! From organic cosmetics to children's toys, there's a good chance you'll find what you're looking for! We try to offer a warm atmosphere to make you feel good! In short, come and see us, we will always have at least one smile (or even a joke) to offer you!
Visit the Boulogne sur Mer symbol
It can be seen from the heights of Boulogne... The Basilica of Notre Dame is imposing and magnificent, it must be said! I advise you to visit it and admire its dome from the inside, you feel very small when you are under it! You can take splendid photos there!
To say hello to Thibault, meet him at La Folle Adresse, 9 rue Victor Hugo in Boulogne sur Mer.
Stroll through the old town
In my opinion, a stay in Boulogne sur Mer cannot be made without visiting the fortified city. We know Boulogne sur Mer for the aquarium, for its fishing port, but we still know too little about Boulogne for its historic district! You can discover incredible fortifications and when you wander through its cobbled streets, you will understand better why Boulogne sur Mer is labelled "city of art and history" !
The Restaurant Mon Cousin Belge for a delicious meal
For lunch or dinner, I can only recommend that you make yourself comfortable at one of the tables of "Mon Cousin Belge" where the emblematic casino of Boulogne-sur-Mer is located, accessible by car or on foot from Nausicaa and the old town. This restaurant offers an à la carte menu where Belgian flavours are never far away. Here a promise is kept: affordable prices for young and old all year round!
Have fun at the Casino
Here is an activity we don't do every day! In general, Casino is synonymous with holidays, the seaside, simply fun, and this is exactly the case in Boulogne sur Mer! After a good meal, let yourself be tempted by a little experience at the Golden Palace: 84 slot machines, 3 gaming tables and numerous electronic caster stations. Did you know that we are talking about the most generous casino on the Opal Coast? But not only that, the Golden Palace is also a showroom... So, I'll see you there soon!
Find all the information and news on the Casino's website.
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