Boulogne-sur-Mer

Just 30 minutes drive from The Calais Wine Superstore, Boulogne-sur-Mer on the Cote d'Opale is well worth a visit. It is the largest fishing port in France and appropriately Nausicaa, the French national sealife centre dedicated to marine conservation, is situated here.

 Franck Ribéry

Boulogne is also the hometown of footballer Franck Ribéry (Bayern-Munich and France)
who was born in the Chemin Vert zone of the city.

At the harbour, the emphasis is very much on seafood and all things maritime. As well as stalls around the edge of the Port, there is also Capécure, the commercial port where the fish is auctioned, frozen, salted, smoked and generally processed. It is possible to take a guided tour organised through the Chamber of Commerce - a fascinating place to visit, and you can also buy fish to take home!