5 things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Northern France

Take a trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer and visit NAUSICAA

Lion de mer dans l'eau


Enjoy a surprising way of transport between the UK and France: a little ferry cruise (1h30) or a tube under the sea? Make your choice…


Discover one of the greatest aquariums in Europe – NAUSICAA – which is located in Boulogne-sur-Mer in North of France, just 30 minutes driving from the ferries and Eurotunnel. 36,000 animals representing 1,000 species are presented in a grandiose display. Enjoy shark feedings by carers, visits behind the scenes, and the new temporary exhibition “Ocean & Climate: getting hot in here!”, which has been launched in the frame of the 21st Climate Conference which will take place in Paris next December.Nausicaa have a new exhibition just launched about the Ocean & Climate

Expo Océan & Climat 2015-Nausicaa (5)

expo Climat-espace Tara-tablette-public-A-Rosenfeld (3)


Enjoy the large sandy beaches facing Dover’s white cliffs. In Boulogne-sur-Mer, you can also take the opportunity to taste outdoor activities such as sand-yachting, paragliding or “longe-côte”…

littoral KLAWINSKI


Visit the biggest crypt in France, which has been renovated and reopen last June (located in Notre-Dame basilica, giving you a change to visit the fortified city and the museum-castle).

Crypte-Ville Boulogne (1)

Crypte-Ville Boulogne (4)


Taste some seafood in the first port for fishery in France and discover Mr.Goodfish program, whose aim is to suggest the responsible consumption of seafood resources by giving advice about the season, the size and the place of fishing to choose the right fish in our everyday life.