4 Rue De La Lampe, Boulogne-sur-Mer, 62200, France
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Boulogne's kitchen garden
NICE MANICURE BUT VERY DRY SKIN
the basis of the column
Virgin with Child
Does anyone know of a chocolatier in Boulogne that opens its doors to visitors. I am taking a school trip there in May and thought it would be fun to see chocolate being made
Just outside Boulogne (30 mins drive) is a place called La Chocolaterie de Beussent Lachelle:
This site suggests that they do indeed welcome visitors:
(follow the 'Chocolate' link)
Hope that helps,
Travel Tips for Boulogne-sur-Mer
We all know that France is renowned for its patisseries, and Boulogne seems to have more than its fair share! They are all over!
There is a particularly fabulous one located on Rue Adolphe Thiers, with amazing art deco interior. They do delicious lemon tarts.
We also popped into one on Place Dalton for a mid-morning snack…very hard to make a decision amongst all of those delicious treats!
Another typically French thing is the use of window shutters on the houses. Ideal for keeping the cold out in winter and the heat out in summer, they are decorative too and add to the security of your home.
An enormous bunker houses a V1 and a V2 amonst other exhibits. A very well laid out museum with every explanation in English, Dutch and French. Headphones are also available.
Clever models show how the bombs were constructed and assembled here, and there are clear explanations on all aspects of the war.
Beach & Promenade
Part of the attraction of a visit to Boulogne is the beach. I can imagine it would be a popular place in summer (though I am not sure how clean the water would be as it is located very close to the port).
When we were there in autumn, the main activity on the beach was sand yachting (see photo for what I am talking about!).
Rather than get our toes sandy, we opted for a stroll along the paved promenade. There is an interesting ‘Shake Hands’ monument along the way, along with some nice gardens and a couple of statues.
Trésor d'art sacré - overview
The holy art museum is located in the crypt of the cathedral.
My parents and I visited it before the cathedral (the reason must have been that it was an early afternoon and the cathedral was still close) and now I think it was a good choice. So, I will write my tips in the order of our visit.
This museum was opened in one of the crypt tunnels in 1980 and houses a good amount of holy pieces belonging to the churches of Boulogne and its region. When you enter, a priest (or a monk?) will ask you to pay 2 euro, which are used for the maintainance of the crypt.
The main tunnel ahead of you is full of statues of Virgins and saints and you will also see a plastic model of today's cathedral, which was particularly useful to us, since the façade was covered with scaffolding those days.
However, the most interesting treasures lie in the "side chapels" and here in the next tip.
The treasure and the crypt are open on weekdays except Mondays from 14h to 17h and on Sundays from 14h30 to 17h30.
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