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Boulogne-sur-Mer is a French city on the Côte d'Opale on the English Channel. The city has a thriving fishing community with the largest fishing port in all of France. The colorful seafood markets, shops, cafes, and restaurants all make it a popular spot for a quick getaway. Retired groups and couples young and old can take in the lively harbor and wander around the old city while enjoying some relaxation and excellent seafood. Hotels.com features the best Boulogne-sur-Mer hotels because we pay attention to all the details. We partner with hotels located all around the city as well as hotels to suit every budget. Most importantly, we listen to our guests and let real hotel guests do the reviewing to give the most accurate hotel information out there.
What's Boulogne-sur-Mer Like?
Boulogne-sur-Mer hotels invite visitors to see more than just one side of the city. In fact, Boulogne-sur-Mer is made up of an old and new section. The Old Town features a 13th-century castle, which is now a museum. This part of town lies mainly behind the castle's walls, where one can stroll down narrow streets, go window shopping, and linger in cafes. There is also the cathedral, with its majestic dome and belfry standing out against the skyline. Along the seaside is the New Town with its flourishing city center. A cobblestone square and old church set a charming scene for the local biweekly market. This part of the city is also the best place to buy and eat the daily local catches as well as get a real feel for the city's long relationship with sailors.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Boulogne-sur-Mer
Boulogne-sur-Mer locals have seen their fare share of British tourists since the 19th century. Therefore, it's easier in this region to find friendly locals who can speak some English. An affinity for seafood is pretty much a necessity for enjoying the local cuisine and the city, is particularly well known for its herring. Moules marinières (marinated mussels) is a local favorite, while other favorites include sole meunière (a flour-coated fillet fried with butter) and la gainée boulonnaise (a blend of mussels and white fish in a creamy sauce of white wine, vegetables, and shallots). Many regional cheeses also decorate the shop windows, including Le Vieux Boulogne. Finding the best Boulogne-sur-Mer accommodations begin at Hotels.com. We keep things well coordinated so our guests have all the information they need. Boulogne-sur-Mer hotels will meet our guests' price and location needs while bringing them a relaxing stay.