Welcome to the Boulogne Guide

Welcome to our Boulogne Guide, lovingly researched for you, our fellow Channel Hoppers.

Boulogne, a pretty French coastal town, is reachable in just 50 minutes from Dover and everything you will ever need to know about how to get there, where to shop, where to eat, sleep and sightsee, is just a click or two away. It’s all right here on this website and designed to help you get the most out of your daytrip, short break or shopping spree in Boulgone. This site is updated regularly, so be sure to make Boulogne-guide your first port of call.

Shopping in Boulogne

Boulogne has plenty of quaint shops that hem its cobbled streets, especially in its Grande Rue and the pedestrianised rue Thiers. Fromageries (cheese shops), caves (wine shops) that specialise in French wines, and of course, the hypermarkets and quaint open-air markets. Boulogne, perhaps unsurprisingly, has its own vibrant fish market, so if you are on a day-trip, make sure to bring a cooler bag to fill up with freshly caught fish and seafood.

Restaurants in Boulogne

The charming coastal town of Bouogne has an abundance of eateries – 200 at the last count. As Boulogne is a premier fishing port, so its no surprise that some of its most elegant restaurants specialise in seafood dishes. There’s also a fine choice of brasseries and even pubs, especially around Place Dalton and also in the old’s town’s rue de Lille.

Hotels in Boulogne

Channel Hoppers’ staying the night have a fabulous choice in two and three star accommodation that punch way beyond their weight.

Things to Do and See in Boulogne

From a world-class aquarium to historic ramparts, Boulogne offers a lovely choice of places to visit and enjoy.