The 10 Best Things to Do in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

July 17, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Boulogne-sur-Mer in France, from Europe region, is best know for Sacred & Religious Sites. Discover best things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Boulogne-sur-Mer

1. La Crypte de Notre Dame

Rue de Lille, 62000 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France +33 3 21 99 75 98
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

La Crypte de Notre Dame

Reviewed By rayrest

This crypt is very large with many underground rooms with fresco's and long corridors with information plagues in french and English. Plenty of artifacts and historical items on disply. Truly is a place to visit if in boulougne sur mer. 5€ entrance fee. Totally recommend.

2. Nausicaa National Sea Centre

Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France +33 3 21 30 99 99
Excellent
47%
Good
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Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Nausicaa National Sea Centre

More than just a simple aquarium, Nausicaa, National Sea Centre, is the largest European complex entirely devoted to the universe of marine life. Nausicaa offers an entertaining, educational and scientific visit, raising public awareness about the need to act responsibly towards the world's seas if their resources and beauty are to be maintained. Let yourself be astounded by the immense variety of the sea life: 5 000m2 exposition space, 36 000 living creatures 1 000 different species housed in 4.5 million litres of water which is dispersed into 50 Aquariums, large tanks and terrariums Nausicaa proposes you a wonderful chance to discover "the Penguin" a unique marine bird in a revisited environment and alert us to the harmful risks of global warming in the new exhibition "Climate & Ocean: Getting hot in here! What does the future offer?" Nausicaa, take a plunge to discover the diversity of the marine life.

Reviewed By Russell S - Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

This amazing place was directly opposite our hotel, so we visited before checking in. Amazing range of fish and animals, and loads of informative audio and visual displays highlighting everything from global warming to the local fishing industry. As I keep a mini reef at home, highlight for me was the awesome walk over lagoon, with corals growing one side, and a reef pool the other, both bristling with life, plus you able to walk down to viewing platforms that allow you see them from side on. Sharks were stunning. Great sea lion display as well. Not cheap at 54 euros for three of us, but well worth the money.

3. Promenade des Remparts

Vieille Ville, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Excellent
33%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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4 based on 297 reviews

Promenade des Remparts

Reviewed By Steve25_12 - Esher, United Kingdom

This was a pleasant way to spend an hour after a lunch in the fortified town on a nice sunny day. Amazingly it was free to access them.

Rue De Bernet | Parking bd Eurvin, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France +33 3 21 10 02 28
Excellent
35%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4 based on 169 reviews

Chateau-Musee

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

I was heading to visit the 13th Century Chateau Musee. From the outside it is quite impressive! The fortified walls look quite sturdy! However, it has no keep.
Once inside though, we noticed there was nothing to visit, except a museum about local, Italian and Flemish arts and paintings from Georges Mathieu. It also displayed archaeological finds from Greece, Egypt, Oceania, Alaska and Inuits masks. They had some great displays.
I hope that one day we will be able to visit this majestic castle.

5. Notre Dame de Boulogne

2 Parvis Notre Dame, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France +33 3 21 80 44 04
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
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Poor
2%
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4 based on 439 reviews

Notre Dame de Boulogne

This 19th-century Cathedral sits above the longest crypt in France.

Reviewed By eastaroadster - Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom

We visited the Notre Dame de Boulogne last weekend. The crypt was superbly preserved and well lit.
We spent a good hour exploring the individual areas. Afterwards we went upstairs to the Cathedral. A very impressive dome. Makes for great Panoramic photos.
Definitely worth a visit whilst in Boulogne.

6. Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer

Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Excellent
28%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 354 reviews

Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer

Reviewed By smilehightravel - London

I have had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful beach several years running. Each time, the weather has been very hot and not just warm. The sand is lovely to walk on and the beach is not dirty. I would certainly recommend a visit.

7. The Beuriere House

16 rue du Machicoulis, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France +33 3 21 30 14 52
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

The Beuriere House

Reviewed By anncolly - Blandford Forum, United Kingdom

Rue de Mahicoulis is a row of steps leading from the waterfront into th main town. It was a suburb for fishermen and their families, created because the wealthy merchants didn't want to live amongst them! La Beuriere is one of two houses which have survived the war and other ravages of time. It is a tiny place but packed full of interest and the young man who explained everything to us was full of stories. He explained everything in great detail (and in very good English). The families who lived in these houses were very large and there are hidden sleeping places in cupboards and drawers - only one bed! They had minimal equipment and sanitation but obviously survived as a community. It is well worth a visit for €2.50

8. Beffroi

Place Godefroy-de-Bouillon, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Excellent
40%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Beffroi

Reviewed By Dave M - Lewes, United Kingdom

Unfortunately we were unable to go outside due to the rain but the tower itself was interesting with good historical displays. Our guides English was not strong but made a great effort to make us feel welcome and explain as much as she could.
We must go back in fine weather!

9. Fish Market

Quay Side | Port, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Excellent
49%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Fish Market

Reviewed By Patricia M - Skegness

Not just for tourists, people come to buy plaice and cod, and other fish I didn't recognise. Lots of shell fish too. Interesting to stop on a stroll about.

10. Le Jardin Ephemere

Place Godefroy de Bouillon, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France +33 3 21 10 88 10
Excellent
49%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4 based on 43 reviews

Le Jardin Ephemere

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

I didn’t expect this square. We were exploring the old city of Boulogne-sur-Mer when we noticed this square with its garden of 5 senses: Smelling, Seeing, Hearing, Touching and Tasting. This is its tenth year of existence and there were many visitors enjoying this garden.
What attracted me at first was a huge nose with grass inside it. Curious I approached it. As we kept on exploring we found all 5 senses and each had its own Fountain.
Plants were chosen to express each sense. Quite innovative!
We enjoyed looking at each sense and how they portrayed it. I took numerous pictures! Wow!
A must see!

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