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Information on the town and port of Boulogne in France – Day-tripper.net, the web magazine for visitors to France.

Boulogne channel port

Boulogne sur Mer shopping (twinned with Folkestone)

Pas de Calais – 62. Latitude: 50.7167, Longitude: 1.6167

Some useful information on restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and shops in Boulogne, which we have collated from various sources for ferry travellers to Boulogne.

The largest fishing port in France, Boulogne is a good place to go for seafood restaurants. Better preserved and historically more interesting than Calais, Boulogne's old walled medieval town contains churches, museums, palaces and restaurants of interest to visitors.

You will find many food shops and boutiques in Grande Rue. Try wander down Rue Thiers, Rue Victor Hugo and Place Dalton (where there are markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings).

If travelling on a Sunday, remember that no Supermarkets are open (before Xmas only).

Ferry to Boulogne; LD Lines Ferries no longer sails to Boulogne.

Map of Boulogne; Planville webmap

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Channel ports in France & Spain (summary) – BoulogneBrugesCaenCalaisCherbourgDieppeDunkerqueDoverLe HavreLilleOstendRoscoffSantanderSt. Malo

History of Boulogne

Boulogne is a much prettier and enjoyable town to visit than Calais. Just 20 minutes down the A16 from Calais, you may find it a better bet if you prefer shopping somewhere quieter and with a better French ambience.

Boulogne is France's premier fishing port. A pleasant change from the dull modernity of Calais the disadvantage of no ferry sailings is more than outweighed by the better "French ambience" and architectural beauty of it's old town. The supermarkets at St. Martin are better than those on offer in Calais too. Stroll down the pedestrianised rue de Lille in the Old Town to get feel of old Boulogne. Boulogne is twinned with Folkestone.

Events in Boulogne

Events in Pas de Calais

Hotels – Boulogne.

Hotel chains in France

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Club Hôtelier du Boulonnais – CHB – Club Hotelier du Boulonnais.

Some of the main hotel chains in Boulogne;

ACCOR hotel chain, hotels in Boulogne – www.accorhotels.comIBIS hotels

hotel ibis calais IBIS Hotels (An Accor Group hotel) IBIS Hotel

Hotel Ibis Centre ** (CHB), Bd. Diderot, 62200. Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 0033 321 30 12 40. www.accorhotels.comIBIS hotels

Directions; From Calais A16, exit 29, direction Boulogne les Ports, then direction Boulogne Centre.

Hotel Ibis Old Town ** (CHB), rue Port Neuve, 62200. Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 0033 321 31 21 01. www.accorhotels.comIBIS hotel

Directions; From Calais A16, exit 3, direction Boulogne Centre.

Hotel Ibis Page **, 168/170 Bd. Saint Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 0033 321 32 15 15.

Directions; From Calais A16, exit 3, direction Boulogne Centre/Wimereux Sud, direction Nausicaa.

Clevacances, B&B and self catering information. www.clevacances.com

In town

Hotel Au Sleeping * (CHB), 18, Bd. Daunou, 62200. Tel: 0033 321 80 62 79. www.hotel-sleeping.com

Hotel Alexandra **, 93 rue Thiers, 62200. Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 0033 321 30 52 22. www.hotel-alexandra.fr

Hotel des Arts, 102 Quai Gambetta. Tel: 0033 321 31 53 31.

Hotel Faidherbe, 12 rue Faidherbe. 62200. Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 0033 321 31 60 93. www.hotelboulogne.com

Hotel de Londres **, open 24 hours 7 days. Place de France, 62200. Tel: 0033 321 31 35 63.

Hotel Métropole ***(CHB), 51 rue Thiers, 62200. Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 0033 321 31 54 30. www.hotel-metropole-boulogne.com

Hotel Matelote *** (CHB), 80 Bd. Ste. Beuve, 62200. Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 0033 321 30 33 33. www.la-matelote.com

Hotel Opal'Inn. 170 boulevard Sainte-Beuve. Tel: 0033 321 32 15 15. www.hotelboulogneplage.com

Budget Hotels and Chainsclick here for a summary of French Hotel Chains

Hotel Formule 1, ZI de l'Intquétrie, rue Pierre-Martin, Saint-Martin-Lès-Boulogne 62200. Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 0033 321 31 26 28 03/04. www.accorhotels.combudget hotel formule 1

Directions; From Boulogne – Dir. St. Omer on the RN1, then right at the first lights. From Calais, A16, exit 31 direction St. Omer, then right at the first lights.

Premiere Classe Hotel, Lotissement du Blanc Pignon, Saint-Martin-les-Boulogne. Tel: 0033 321 80 46 46. www.premiereclasse.com

Directions; From Boulogne – Dir. St. Omer. From Calais, A16, exit 31.

B and B Hotel, Lotissement du Blanc Pignon, Saint-Martin-les-Boulogne. Tel: 0033 321 90 02 02. www.hotel-bb.com

Directions; From Boulogne – Dir. St. Omer A26. From Calais – A16, exit 31. Dir. Boulogne Centre/St. Martin.

ETAP Hotel, Bd. Industriel – ZI de la Liane, 62230. Outrea. www.accorhotels.cometap hotel boulogne

Directions; From Calais A16, exit 29, direction Boulogne-les-Ponts. Opp. Centre Commercial Leclerc.

Chambre d'Hôtes

Le Chatelet Hotel, 32 Rue de l'Oratoire. From 23 euro a room. Contact Lynda + Paul Degris on 0033 321 30 09 04. Visitor recommended!

Madame Isabelle Mairey, 47 and 53, rue de Lille. 62200. Tel: 0033 321 80 62 82. In the Old Town.

Chantal et Pierre Vanheeckhoet, 24, rue de Lille, 62200. Tel: 0033 321 80 41 50.

L'Enclos de l'Evêché (Pascaline and Thierry Humez) – 6 rue de Pressy. 62200. Boulogne sur mer. Tel: 0033 391 90 05 90. Luxury rooms in the old town!

Le Soixante-seize. 76 rue de la Paix. 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 0033 321 31 83 57. www.soixante-seize.com

Wimereux

Hotel Paul et Virginie ** (CHB), 19, rue du Général de Gaulle, Wimereux. 62930. Tel: 0033 321 32 42 12.

Hotel-Restaurant du Centre **, 78, rue Carnot, Wimereux, 62930. Tel: 0033 321 32 41 08. www.hotel-du-centre-wimereux.com

Hotel Restaurant Chez Maitre Hans, 12, rue Carnot. 62930. Tel: 0033 321 32 41 04.

Hotel Cyprin, 12 Rue Carnot, Wimereux, Pas-de-Calais, 62930. Tel: 0033 321. www.hotel-cyprin-wimereux.com

Hotel-Restaurant Speranza **, 43, rue du Général de Gaulle, 62930. Wimereux. Tel: 0033 321 32 46 09. www.hotel-speranza-wimereux.com

Hotel-Restaurant L'Atlantic *** (CHB), Digue de Mer, 62930. Wimereux. Tel: 0033 321 32 41 01. www.atlantic-delpierre.com

ôtel Saint JeanHôtel Saint Jean (Logis de France) – 1, Rue Georges Romain. 62930 Wimereux. Tel: 0033 321 83 57 40. www.hotel-saint-jean.fr

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Accommodation – Hostels

Auberge de Jeunesse – FUAJ, Auberge de Jeunesse, Place Rouget de Lisle. 62200. Tel: 0033 321 99 15 30. www.fuaj.org

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Petrol prices in Boulogne

It is usually best to buy at a supermarket. Fuel on the autoroute usually cost about 15% more.

Shopping Centres

In the main part of Boulogne most of the shops are in the pedestrianised rue Thiers which is walkable from the port.

There are two main shopping zones in Boulogne.

The easiest to get to is Centre E. Leclerc, ZI de la Liane. 62230. Outreau. There is not much here but it is easy to get to from the ferry port, and the A16 autoroute is close by.

Further out of town but bigger and with a better range of shops is the Centre Commercial Auchan, RN42, Saint Martin Boulogne. The following stores are here; Kiabi, Boulanger, Intersport, Espace Chantemur, Leroy Merlin, Saint Maclou, Top Office, Norauto, Conforma, Hygena.

auchan supermarket

Supermarkets in Boulogne

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auchan in calaisAuchan Hypermarket. RN42 (towards St Omer), St Martin. 62280 (A16 exit 31). Foot passengers; bus no. 8. Tel: 0033 321 10 11 12. Open Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 10.00pm.

champion supermarket calais

1) Champion Supermarket, Route de Paris, 62280. Boulogne sur Mer. Tel: 0033 321 91 02 55.

2) Champion Supermarket, Bd. Daunou, 62200. Boulogne (LIANE). Tel: 0033 321 30 43 67.

3) Champion Supermarket, Route de Calais, 62280. Saint Martin Boulogne. Tel: 0033 321 31 44 44.

leclerc supermarketLeclerc Supermarket, Centre E. Leclerc, ZI de la Liane. 62230. Outreau. Tel: 0033 321 10 28 00. Directions; off Bd. signposted to Le Touquet, Montreuil and Abbeville. Foot passengers; bus no. 22. Open: Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 8.30pm (Friday till 9.00pm).

intermarche calaisIntermarché Supermarket, Av. Percier et Fontaine. 62200. Boulogne. Tel: 0033 321 80 28 28.

marche plus supermarketMarché Plus, La Colonne, 80 rue de la Colonne. Open: Monday – Saturday 7.00am to 9.00pm. Sunday 9.00am to 1.00pm. Tel: 0033 321 80 49 24.

Opale Bio – BIOCOOP OPALE BIO, 17, rue Edmond Rostand. 62200 Boulogne. Tel: 0033 321 32 65 53. Sells organic products. www.opalebio.com

Boulogne Wine Shops

Les Caves Roulantes, 63, rue Framery. Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 0033 321 80 74 98. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30 – 7.30pm. Sunday, 9.00am – 12.30pm.

Les Vins de France, 30 rue Nationale. 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 0033 321 30 51 00.

Vins de France, 4, Rue de Lille. 62200. Boulogne Sur Mer. Tel: 0033 321 80 55 96.

le chais wines Boulogne – Le Chais, 43, rue des 2 Ponts, Quartier de Bréquerecque, 62200. Boulogne-sur-Mer. Open: Tuesday – Saturday 9.00am – 12.30pm, 2.00 – 7.00pm. Tel: 0033 321 31 65 42. Le Chais in Calais – Closed. There is a store in Boulogne.

Les Caves du Vieux Chai – Les Caves du Vieux Chai, 20 Grand Rue – Fressin. Tel: 0033 321 90 61 43. www.caves-du-vieux-chai.com

Spirit'Déco Beer and Gift Shop, 26 rue de Bréquerecque. 62200. Boulogne-sur-mer. Open: Tuesday to Friday, 9.00am to 12.00noon, 2.30 to 7.00pm. Sunday 9.00am to 12.30pm. www.spiritdeco.com

Trésor de Vin – Trésor de Vin, 12, rue Thiers. 62200. Boulogne sur Mer. Tel: 0033 321 30 39 13. www.tresordevin.com

Vinotec Port. 15 rue du Havre, 62200 Boulogne sur Mer. Tel: 0033 321 32 66 48. Over 350 types of Port wines. Closed Sunday and Monday. www.vinotecoport.com

Shopping in Boulogne

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Cheese and food

Philippe Olivier – Philippe Olivier, 43, rue Thiers, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 0033 321 31 94 74. Open: Tuesday – Saturday 8.00am – 1.00pm. 3.00 – 7.15pm (Saturday – all day).

A shop that started in 1907 and now famous for preparing (affinée) and selling cheese. A lovely range of unusual cheese including over 30 local ones. www.philippeolivier.fr

La Cave du Fromager, 23, rue de Lille. Tel: 0033 321 80 49 69. Closed Tuesday.

Ma Normandie, Fromagerie-Vins fins, 29, rue Carnot, 62930. Wimereux. Tel: 0033 321 32 45 71.

Charcuterie ED Bourgeouis, Grande Rue. Great range of vegetable, meat and fish dishes.

Comtesse du Barry, 54 rue Thiers. Tel: 0033 321 87 09 84. Good range of delicacies and gifts. Jams, chutneys, oils, vinegars, foie gras, many other pates and aperitifs. www.comtessedubarry.com

Chocolate

Les Chocolat de Beussent, 49, rue des Pipots, Boulogne. Tel: 0033 321 92 44 00. www.choco-france.com

Confiserie Artisanale – 1, rue Henri-Fabre. Tel: 0033 321 91 10 11

Local farm products. This site shows where the shops are. www.canche-authie-baie-de-somme.fr

Au Marine Gourmond, 70 rue Nationale. Tel: 0033 321 30 34 42.

Confiserie de Tradition, 48 rue Lille. Tel: 0033 321 92 52 03.

GLUP's, 61 rue Faidherbe. Tel: 0033 321 31 66 00.

Jeff de Bruges, 26 rue Faidherbe, 0033 321 83 89 05.

Léonidis, 12 Grande Rue. Tel: 0033 321 31 41 63. www.leonidas.com

Récréation, 132 rue Chemin Vert. Tel: 0033 321 80 79 23.

DIY

Leroy Merlin, Centre Commercial Auchan, RN42, Saint Martin Boulogne. Tel: 0033 321 10 21 10.

Electrical Goods

Boulanger – Boulanger, electrical goods. Centre commercial de l'Inquéterie – RN 42. Boulogne. Tel: 00333 391 90 09 90. Open: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 8.00pm. Saturday 9.00am – 8.00pm. www.boulanger

Carpets, Rugs and Plastic flooring

Saint Maclou – Saint Maclou – Carpets, rugs and plastic flooring. Centre Commercial Auchan, St Martin-Les-Boulogne. Tel: 0033 321 31 90 09. www.saint-maclou.com

Household

Mady'Sold, 67 rue Faidherbe 62200 Boulogne sur Mer. Tel: 0033 321 30 79 60. An amazing store with a huge range of very cheap household accessories and furntiure. Well worth dropping in to.

Office

FNAC shop – FNAC, Centre commercial Les Passages de l'Hôtel de Ville, 5, rue Tony-Garnier. 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt. Tel: 0825 020 020 (0.15£ TTC/min). Open: Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 8.00pm. www.fnac.com

Opticians

Best Optique, rue Victor Hugo. Tel: 0033 321 10 86 59.

Perfumes

Douglas, 25, Rue Thiers.

NOCIBÉ – Centre Commercial AUCHAN, Saint Martin lez Boulogne. 62200.

NOCIBÉ – 70, rue Faidherbe. Boulogne sur Mer. 62200.

Sports

Intersport, 46 Rue Nationale. Boulogne. Tel: 0033 321 30 46 30. www.intersport.fr

Toys

King Jouet – King Jouet, Rue du Mont Joie. 62280 Saint Martin. Boulogne. Tel: 0033 321 10 16 45. www.king-jouet.com

Wool

shopping phildar France – Phildar (Wool). 13 Grande Rue, 62200 Boulogne sur Mer. Tel: 0033 321 31 47 06. www.phildar.fr

Antiques

Boulogne Shop – Les Petites Puces (Antiquités – Brocante), 71, rue Faidherbe, 62200.

L'Heritage (large antique shop), 32, rue Victor Hugo. Tel: 0033 21 -.

saint maclou

Factory shopping in France

Tobacco Shops

Tobacco in France

Au Persan Tabac, 13 rue Faidherbe, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 0033 321 87 23 50.

Tabac Le Longchamp, 38 Rue Lampe, 62200 Boulogne sur Mer. Tel: 00033 321 30 78 00.

Markets in Boulogne

Boulogne Centre

Place Dalton – Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Traditional Market of regional produce.

Place Vignon and Place Damrémont – Sunday morning.

Fish – Quai Gambetta.

Outside Boulogne

Le Portel;Place de l'Église – Tuesday and Friday morning.

St Martin; Place Aristide Briand – Thursday morning.

Outreau; Place de la Mairie – Monday and Thursday morning.

Equihen Plage; Place Albert Bécart – Wednesday afternoon.

Wimereux; Place de la Mairie – Tuesday and Friday morning

Condette; Sunday afternoon (June to September)

Le Touquet Paris PlageLe Touquet Paris Plage – 62520. www.letouquet.com

Planville. map of Le Touquet

Hotelsmore

Hotels ****

Hotels ***

Bristol Hotel ***, 17 rue Jean Monnet. Tel: 0033 321 05 49 95. www.hotelbristol.fr

accor thalassa – Novotel ***, Front de Mer. Tel: 0033 321 09 85 00. www.thalassa.comThalassa hotels

Hotels **

RED FOX **, 60 rue de Metz. Tel: 0033 321 05 27 58. www.hotelredfox.com

Windsor Hotel **, 7 rue St Georges. Tel: 0033 321 05 05 44. www.hotelbristol.fr

IBIS Hotel **, Front de Mer. Tel: 0033 321 09 87 00. www.accorhotels.comIBIS hotel,

VICTORIA **, 11 rue de Paris. Tel: 0033 321 05 02 11.

Résidences de Tourisme

HIPPOTEL **, Rd-Pt de l'Hippodrome. Tel: 0033 321 05 07 11.

ORION ***, Av. de Phares. Tel: 0033 321 05 32 73.

PIERRE ET VACANCES **, bd de la Canche. Tel: 0033 321 06 78 78.

Chambres d'Hôtes

Le BELVEDERE, Allée des Bleuets. Tel: 0033 321 05 40 35.

BENSON HOUSE, Allée des Boutons d'Or. Tel: 0033 321 84 08 08.

Le POLO, Allée des Pâquerettes. Tel: 0033 321 05 18 14.

BIRDY LAND, Av. Foch. Tel: 0033 321 05 31 46.

VILLAS FIERVAL, 6 av. Léon Garet. Tel: 0033 321 05 10 22.

CRETE DES DUNES, Av. Blériot. Tel: 0033 321 05 04 98.

OAKLAND, Av. Sêuet. Tel: 06 87 03 66 95.

OAKGROVE, Av. de Picardie. Tel: 06 88 33 29 55.

Auberge de Jeunesse

RIVA BELLA, 12 rue Léon Garet. Tel: 0033 321 05 08 22.

Restaurantsmore

Cafe des Arts – 80 rue de Paris. Tel: 0033 321 05 21 55.

Coté Sud – 187 Bd. Pouget. Tel: 0033 321 05 41 24.

Le Village Suisse – 52, Av. St. Jean. Tel: 0033 321 05 69 93.

Supermarketsmore

Museums / Places to visitmore

KID Station Le Touquet – beach activities for kids. Tel: 0033 321 06 72 00.

Aqualud (water park), Bd. de la Mer, 62520. Le Touquet. Regions largest water park, on the seafront. 3 indoor and outdoor pools. Wave pool, Giant toboggan run. Tel: 0033 321 05 90 96. Open: 10.00am – 6.00pm. Closed November – March. www.aqualud.com

Wine Shopsmore

Le Chais, 71 rue de Londres 62520. Le Touquet.

Marketsmore

Place du Marché-Couvert – rue de Metz. Monday (summer), Thursday, Saturday. Sunday mornings.

Tourist Officesmore

Le Touquet Paris Plage. Palais de l'Europe, Place de l'hermitage. Tel: 0033 321 06 72 00. www.letouquet.com / www.touquet.com

Visits

Musée du Touquet. Tel: 0033 21 05 62 62. Avenue du Golf. Open every day except Tuesday.

 

Airportmore

Le Touquet Airport. Tel: 0033 321 05 03 99. www.aeroport-letouquet.com

Opale Aviation. Tel: 01959 540 700. From Biggin Hill in Kent to le Touquet.

lydd air to FranceLydd Air. Tel: 01707 320 000. From Lydd Airport in Kent to le Touquet daily. Taxi from airport about £5.50. www.lyddair.com

Skysouth Airlines. January 2009 – Unfortunately they have gone out of business.

Car Hiremore

Hertz. Tel: 0033 321 05 12 18. www.hertz.co.uk

eurocar hire – Europcar. Tel: 0033 321 05 21 21. www.europcar.com

Garage José BARBARA. Tel: 0033 321 05 55 00.

Useful links; www.nordmag.com

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