Things to do when camping in Pas-de-Calais
The Pas-de-Calais department of northern France is a holidaying destination that encourages campers to make the most of its lovely landscapes and charming coastline.
On the invigorating Opal Coast, visitors can enjoy a whole host of outdoor activities from scenic walks and hikes along the shoreline to idle days on beautiful beaches of lively seaside resorts. Some of the most picturesque views are offered on the Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez, where heady cliffs look out over the sea.
Along with striking headlands, the Opal Coast is home to numerous lively seaside resorts that are bursting with character and culture.
In Boulogne-sur-Mer, the Nausicaä Centre National de la Mer Aquarium will captivate visitors both young and old. Featuring sharks, seals, starfish and many other marine wildlife, the aquarium is Europe’s largest and offers insightful and interesting exhibitions focusing on the relationship between man and the sea. Other notable attractions in the town include the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate, Château de Boulogne-sur-Mer, Crypte de la Basilique Notre-Dame and a fine sandy beach.
The town of Le Touquet has plenty for kids to enjoy, including Aqualud, a jungle themed family friendly water park and a wide sandy beach at Le Touquet-Paris-Plage. Further highlights of the town are Musée du Touquet, Phare Le Touquet Lighthouse, Mareis Sea Fishing Discovery Center and the Étaples Military Cemetery.
Towards the border with the Nord department, Marais Audomarois is an area of natural beauty of wetlands and woodland packed with lovely flora and fauna. The reserve is the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and embrace the simple pleasures of nature while on a
camping holiday in Pas-de-Calais.
The historic town of Arras will be of interest to curious holidaymakers in search of culture and heritage. Carrière Wellington Museum and the Militaire de la Targette Museum are worth visiting to gain an understanding of the town's war history, while the Beffroi d'Arras Gothic Clock Tower, Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady and Beaux-Arts Museum of Arras go further back into antiquity.
Best known as a major ferry port, the town of Calais is often passed through by visitors who are venturing to other destinations on their holiday. Stay a short while and discover a lovely town with notable attractions. Top highlights include the Les Bourgeois de Calais sculpture by Rodin, a 13th century watchtower, Calais Town Hall and the City of Lace and Fashion museum.