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Start out from the Ferry Port on the E15 , Follow signs 'Toutes Directions' then A16/A26. A216 , A16 , D96 G , D96 , D96 E, N142. Arrive at Boulogne-Sur-Mer.
With a rich mix of historical value and old fashioned fun as the city of Arts and History, there is a rich heritage with much to offer its visitors.
Europe’s largest Sea Discovery Centre, Nausicaà, is an international landmark which enables visitors to discover the world oceans and multitudes of wonderful creatures. English King Henry VII beseiged and briefly captured Boulogne from his base in Calais. Visitors can still see his stone cannon balls in the crypt of the cathedral. Napoleon’s used the town as a launching pad when prepared for the invasion of England in 1802-5 and his army built a monument just outside Boulogne in his honour.
Is there a local speciality?
Boulogne is France’s premier fishing port with a flotilla of 195 boats. So don't leave without trying a fresh fish speciality.
Any good activities around?
Perched on a hill, the old town with its cobbled streets and ramparts boasts a magnificent cathedral and 13th century château. “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”, Boulogne enjoys national recognition for the wealth of cultural heritage it has to offer.
The Upper Town houses a 12th century Belfry within superb 13th century Ramparts which encircle the cathederal, and the Chateau. The Chateau-Musee was built in the 13th century. Now it exhibits a major collection of Greek vases, Eskimo masks, and Egyptian items. The imposing Notre Dame Cathedral of Boulogne was built in the 18th century on the medieval crypt.
Those looking to embrace a hobby or try a new sport will be pleased to know there are 3 excellent golf courses in the area and an opportunity to go sand yachting!
When's market day?
Wednesday and Saturday morning in Dalton.
Interesting town fact
Since Roman times Boulogne has been established as a major port. Both Julius Caesar and Napoleon stayed a while here.