Boulogne will always be a little bit special for us. It was the first foreign destination for us in Pintail and safe harbour at the end of our first cross channel passage (the one before we discovered the AIS!)


The Port of Boulogne is home to lots of ostentatious cormorants and, at low tide, beautiful wood sculptures.

We spent time in the gorgeous old town, circumnavigating its Roman walls, enjoying breakfast, lunch and dinner in its cobbled streets.


We discovered a rainbow of vegetables at the market.


On our second visit in June 2015 we ventured further afield on our bikes: to remember at Etaples War Cemetary;

and to picnic on the beach at Le Touquet.


And we came back on the train!

A recommendation from us if you find yourself in Boulogne:

La Maison de la Beuriere, in the old fishermen’s quarter, is a tiny but beautiful step back in time. You’ll get a personal tour which might test your school French.

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