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Boulogne-sur-Mer Overview

Boulogne is a picturesque cobbled town with a 13th century castle overlooking the harbour. The town has more than its fair share of authentic Norman character, combining sand, seafood and a ramparted medieval quarter. The Ville Basse part of the town, largely rebuilt after heavy allied bombing, is good for shopping and strolling along the quaysides, where fishing boats can be seen unloading their catch.

Must see sights/attractions include: the 12th century belfry, the medieval castle, the gothic church of Saint Nicholas and the Cathedral basilica of Notre-Dame to name but a few.

Did You Know

The French name Boulogne comes from the Latin word Bononia, which was also the Roman name for Bologna in Italy.

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