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 Boulogne sur Mer France

The beach at Boulogne sur mer

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Places to visit in Boulogne sur Mer the Nausicaa aquarium


Boulogne-sur-mer is about 10 miles from where we were staying in the village of Inxent. We needed somewhere to go as it was starting to rain and a Sunday. Most of the shops shut in France unlike the UK.

So we decided to visit the Nausicaa sealife centre it as been a couple of years since our last visit. I know Boulogne sur Mer well so did not check the location of the sealife centre as I have seen plenty of signs to it.

We soon saw a sign to the centre but this time there was a couple of signs missing. After 2 trips around the centre of Boulogne I saw a street map on a bus stop that showed the location. It is Just next to the ferry port you can park right in front of the building.

One of the many cafe bars in the harbour area


Boulogne sur mer cafe bar

The car park on the harbour side and the entrance to the sealife centre

Boulogne port

boulogne sealife centre picture

If you visit Boulogne in the week you will find a very good shopping area. Also lots of restaurants and bars at reasonable prices.

For a reasonably priced restaurant try the Le Doyen

Address 11 rue Doyen, Boulogne-sur-Mer 62200,

Le Doyen


Inside the sealife centre we found it an interesting place to spend a couple of hours.

Of the two centres we have visited I think I just preferred the one in La Rochelle

There seemed to be more fish to see

 Boulogne sealife centre picture

 Boulogne sealife centre 2 picture

Visit the market on Wednesday and Saturday morning

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Local map of Boulogne sur Mer

The town hall

boulogne town hall picture

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