12 days in Pas-de-Calais Itinerary

12 days in Pas-de-Calais Itinerary

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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 4 nights
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Saint-Omer
— 7 nights
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

— 4 nights
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Explore Le Touquet – Paris-Plage's surroundings by going to Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie (in Berck), Wimereux Cemetery - Commonwealth War Graves (in Wimereux) and Boulogne-sur-Mer (Beffroi, Promenade des Remparts, &more). On the 6th (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Rue St. Jean, get great views at Les remparts de Montreuil-sur-mer, stroll the grounds of Etaples Military Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu.

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London, UK to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Omer.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Omer

— 7 nights
Saint-Omer in the Pas-de-Calais department is the starting point for the canals radiating out from the river Aa with a diverse population.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Omer: Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy (in Givenchy-en-Gohelle), Cimetiere du Cabaret Rouge (in Souchez) and Arras (Grand Place, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, &more). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at La Coupole, find something for the whole family at Dennlys Parc, take in the dramatic natural features at Cap Blanc-Nez, and kick back and relax at Calais Beach.

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Traveling by car from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Saint-Omer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Saint-Omer are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Omer

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Pas-de-Calais travel guide

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Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
Situated on the English Channel at the point closest to the English coast, Pas-de-Calais is a region bordering Belgium with small seaside towns, beaches, and resorts. The regional nickname "Bassin Minier," meaning "Miners' Basin," is popular among inhabitants. You can visit the marshlands near St Omer with a guided boat tour, or swim and relax on the 25 mile stretch of white, sandy beaches between Equihen-Plage in the north to Fort Mahon-Plage to the south. This densely populated region serves as a major continental economic and transportation hub with Dover of England a mere 42 km (26 mi) across the Channel. Destroyed in part by both world wars, home to heavy industry, and cold by French standards, this is not a major center of tourism. However, countryside is beautiful, and you will find fine local foods and beers and many historical attractions. War history buffs in particular will find much to see, and the lack of crowds can be a plus if you desire a more peaceful holiday. Unlike many regions, wine is not the most widespread regional drink here--beer is actually more popular. Try "bière de garde," a type of French pale ale. While in a local restaurant or pub, be sure to try escargots, a traditional regional appetizer.