Nausicaá weekend: accommodation and activities
To be sure of making the most of Nausicaá, the French National Sea Centre - the largest aquarium in Europe.
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The Alex Factory guest rooms : out in the countryside but just ten minutes or so by car from the great Nausicaá aquarium, this establishment in the heart of the Opal Coast and near Wimereux proposes several rooms and suites with bathroom. For a zen stay, it proposes a wellbeing space and massages. You can also benefit from fixed-menu meals to enjoy our specialities. Pets permitted.
Ibis Style Hotel : if you'd prefer to stay right in Boulogne-sur-Mer's town centre, this hotel proposes rooms with WiFi offered and has a car park for its guests. Situated opposite the ramparts of the Boulogne-sur-Mer old town, the hotel welcomes couples and families, and professionals too thanks to its co-working space.
Evancy Holiday Residence in Boulogne-sur mer : this establishment proposes luxury villas and apartments just 15 minutes on foot from Nausicaá, in Boulogne-sur-Mer. Some of the apartments have several bedrooms and all have an outdoor space.
La Matelote Hotel : just a few steps away from Nausicaá, this establishment places 4-star rooms at your disposal, along with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and hammam to allow you to relax completely. You can also enjoy cuisine focussing on the sea in their Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant.
Visit Nausicaá, the biggest aquarium in Europe. A weekend can also offer you the opportunity to visit Boulogne-sur-Mer, a town charged with history and a rich architecture. After a walk along the Rampart path , you'll be able to visit Notre-Dame de Boulogne Basilica in the old town, with its 19th century crypt, the largest in France. The Castle-Museum is also well worth a visit for its listed historical building and its collections focussed on Mediterranean archaeology, extra-European ethnography and, above all, local history. Lastly, the Boulogne-sur-Mer belfry - a UNESCO world heritage site - reaches a height of 37 metres.
Boulogne-sur-Mer is a dynamic town that proposes a large number of events. There are several theatres, such as the Théâtre Monsigny, the Rollmops Théâtre and the Carré Sam, that regularly propose plays and concerts if you want a night out. The town also organises festivals and major events all year round, at fixed dates. For example, you can watch the town's Grande Fête Maritime in mid-July to discover traditional boats, go on sea outings or learn more about our maritime traditions. Boulogne-sur-Mer also hosts a number of well-known artistes each year in the setting of the Festival de la Côte d’Opale at the end of July. In September, several historical sites open their doors to allow you to take a leap into history.
Outdoor activities for a sporting weekend
There are also some really lovely beaches in Boulogne-sur-Mer, because this town is located on the Opal Coast in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. If you're looking for an activity for your children after your visit to the aquarium, you can get them to try out a bit of sand yachting just a stone's throw from Nausicaa, and also at the seaside resort of Hardelot-Plage for example. This sporting activity to be done with your family will delight kids and grown-ups alike. You can also make the most of your stay to discover other sports, such as kayaking and kitesurfing.
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