Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Boulogne Sur Mer - Nothern France

Boulogne Sur Mer - Nothern France

It's time to head back to France and we have booked in to a hotel in Bologne Sur Mer again. We only get the evening here but it really is a beautiful town.

Bologne Sur Mer is a city on the northern coast of France and an ideal stop off for those travelling further into France fro Calais Ferry Port.

As we do not have much time here we find the best bits to explore on foot, we found no problem with parking, which is also free

We wandered in to the walled old town, to find a wonderful pedestrianised area, with cobbled streets, bars and restaurants.

The choice of food is really good, the hardest decision is choosing a restaurant, we picked one with a view over a small square where we sat and watched the sun set.

After dinner we enjoyed a stroll through the old town and stood on the ramparts looking out. There are walls all around with towers and old stone steps, it really is a place to visit (preferably with good walking shoes as some of the stones are quite slippery)

We passed the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Boulogne, this was built between 1827 and 1875 on the site of the medieval cathedral of Boulogne: the basilica is still known locally as the "cathedral", although the present church has never had that status (obviously we found out this info thanks to wiki, as we only had time to admire not to research) wikipedia Boulogne-sur-Mer

Another notable attraction is the 12th century Belfry, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


My writing does not do this city justice as we only stayed for an evening, but hopefully the photographs will show you how nice it is and if you do decide to visit please leave any updates or travellers tips below.

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Boulogne

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Boulogne

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Boulogne

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Boulogne

Basilica of Notre-Dame de BoulogneBasilica of Notre-Dame de Boulogne


Basilica of Notre-Dame de Boulogne

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Boulogne

Bolougne Sur Mer, France

Bolougne Sur Mer, France

Bolougne Sur Mer, France

Bolougne Sur Mer, France

restaurants in Bolougne Sur Mer, France

restaurants in Bolougne Sur Mer, France

Bolougne Sur Mer, France

La Scala restaurant in Bolougne Sur Mer, France