Côte d ’Opale à la carte
7 days / 6 nights

ETAPLES SUR MER – CIRCUIT VILLAGES DES PÊCHEURS BOULOGNE SUR MER ET LE BOULONNAIS – BERCK PLAGE – LE TOUQUET PARC DU MARQUENTERRE - ABBEVILLE – CALAIS – DUNKERQUE
Etaples
Ancre
DAY 1 : ETAPLES SUR MER

Arrival at Etaples sur Mer, welcome at the hotel, dinner and night.

DAY 2 : BOULOGNE SUR MER-TOUR OF THE FISHING VILLAGES -CAP BLANC NEZ-CAP GRIS NEZ-HARDELOT-LE PORTEL (120 KM)

Departure in the morning accompanied by your guide along the Côte d'Opale, passing by the seaside resorts Hardelot-Plage then Le Portel. Lunch at Boulogne sur Mer, splendid fishing and commercial port where you will lunch on its quay, then guided walking tour of the city. You will be immersed in the tiny streets, fortifications and monuments that are the architectural and historic wealth of this city founded two thousand years ago. At the end of the visit you will take part in the guided discovery of small fishing villages between Boulogne and Cap Blanc Nez via Cap Gris Nez, a lovely evocation of human life by the sea in landscapes of unheard of beauty. Cap Blanc-Nez : the imposing cliff rises to 134 m. altitude. It is a privileged vantage point to observe the incessant ship traffic in the strait. Magnificent view of the English white cliffs and the French coastline looking towards Calais and Cap Gris-Nez. From the top of the cliffs, we can distinguish the English coast 28 km. away, Cap Blanc-Nez to the right and the Boulogne harbour to the left, as well as the resort village Wissant nestled between the two capes and sandy beaches. Possibility to observe numerous migratory birds such as herring gulls, fulmar petrel or cormorants. Dinner and night at the hotel.

Jean Bart
DAY 3 : BERCK PLAGE - LE TOUQUET AND ITS SMALL TOURIST TRAIN (160 KM)

Breakfast on the way to Berck Plage, the very first seaside resort where the fishing industry was a highly developed activity in the 19th and 20th centuries, seriously competing with the port of Boulogne sur Mer. Artists such as Manet were attracted by the charm of these dune landscapes and translated their atmosphere onto their canvases. Lunch at the hotel and departure for the guided tour of Le Touquet Paris-Plage,elegant resort built between sea and forest, offering numerous hotels of all categories and handsome villas. The beach displays the delicacy and beauty of its fine sand. You will discover the resort’s major places and tourist facilities and its landmark architecture : its Town Hall, its Covered Market, the Lighthouse, the Westminster, the oldest Le Touquet palace-hotel still in operation, but also the sport installations which place the resort at the highest rank of French sport equipment : the tennis centre, the race track, the Ferdi Sports Centre. This guided visit will end with a 45 minute ride in a small tourist train which will allow you to appreciate the resort in its entirety. Some free time, return to the hotel, dinner and night.

Cigogne
DAY 4 : PARC DE MARQUENTERRE – ABBEVILLE (250 KM)

Morning departure for the Parc du Marquenterre Nature Reserve. Discovery of this unique site in the heart of the Baie de Somme, ranked among the twelve most beautiful bays in the world. During the visit you will be accompanied by an expert guide who will show you how to observe the fauna and flora in the most significant places of the Park. Then on to Abbeville, capital of the Ponthieu, situated 15 km from the Baie de Somme, for lunch. After the meal, during aguided visit of the city you will discover its streets, monuments, old houses dating from the 16th century, its elegant 18th and 19th century mansions and portals miraculously saved from destruction, including the 14th century Collégiale St Vulfran. Back to the hotel for dinner and night.

Moules
DAY 5 : CENTRE DE MAREE D'ETAPLES – BOAT TRIP – MUSEUM AND HARBOUR (120 KM)

Breakfast, then visit to the Centre de Marées, fish auction market of Etaples with a fisherman or his wife, who will tell you about their daily life past and present as well financially, followed by a boat trip through the Baie de la Canche nature reserve. Lunch at the hotel then guided visit of the Etaples Marine Museum, recounting the history of this port and its traditions firmly rooted in the history of the local fisherman’s craft. You will then visit the harbour itself still with the museum guide, fascinating. Back to the hotel, dinner and night.

Ecusson
DAY 6 : CALAIS – DUNKERQUE (140 KM)

On the road towards Calais which you will visit, located at the North point of the Côte d'Opale. Discovery of the Notre Dame church whose construction stretches from the 13th to the 17th century, the 58 metre high lighthouse erected in 1848 and the 13th century Watchtower, as well as the citadel and the medieval Fort Risban. All of these emblematic monuments have managed to survive numerous local conflicts, particularly World War I, and the Second World War during which 70% of the city was destroyed. Lunch, then on to Dunkerque, a Flemish town with a unique strategic position that has always been envied. Several monuments, including Saint-Eloi church and the Leughenaer tower will allow you to follow in the footsteps of Jean Bart, the famous corsair of King Louis XIV. Back to the hotel, dinner and night.

Bus
DAY 7 : BACK TO YOUR HOME

After breakfast, on your way to your home.

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Côte d ’Opale à la carte
The above program is for a stay of 7 days / 6 nights. It can be broken down into smaller segments. The group can choose its days of excursion and thus is free to make up its trip. For other days, consult the internet : (www.parfums-atlantiques.com) or consult us for a more personalised program.
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ACCOMODATIONS

Your two-star hotel in the middle of a shady park 200 metres from the centre of a well-known seaside resort is conveniently located for your daily excursions.
Other hotels of the same category and offering the same quality welcome and accommodation are available. Contact us for the appropriate price range.
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OUR SERVICES INCLUDE
- Full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day, drinks included with meals and coffee at noon. - English-speaking guides from and to the hotel on days 2, 3 and 6. - The guided visits in: Calais, Dunkerque, Boulogne sur Mer, The fishing villages, Abbeville, Etaples, Parc du Marquenterre, Le Touquet. - Lodging is based on double or twin rooms. - Entrance fees for the programmed visits. - Card playing evenings for those who wish to participate. And according to the contents chosen : - The Museum of Etaples. - The Centre de Marée in Etaples. - The small tourist train of Le Touquet. - The boat trip at Etaples. And for all the travel packages : - The driver’s remuneration and lodging in a single room.
OUR SERVICE DO NOT INCLUDE

- Additional charge for a single room
Optional:
-Lotto Evening : 7 € per person -Dance Evening : 300 € for the entire group
-Rental of the bus for the 7 days / 6 nights stay in accordance with legislation relative to the driver’s rest periods (We can handle the bus rental, otherwise contact us for a list of bus operators near the hotel)
-Transportation and its insurance during the entire stay as well as repatriation, baggage and cancellation.
- Personal expenses and all services not mentioned in the program.
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