Boulogne – the unexpected

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Date of Stay May 20th 2014

I can’t remember how many times we have been to France and hurtled past Boulogne on our way to the South without a sideways glance.
All I can say is ‘more fool us’. We are situated just a little way out of town in a neat Aire de Service. There is a Bourne and the nice man has just been to collect €5.25 from us for a night’s stay.

Earlier in in the day we visited Nausicaa which was truly unexpected and quite the best aquarium we have ever visited. In fact, to call it an aquarium is an insult as it is just so much more. Think SeaLife Centre on steroids. Just to walk around it takes a couple of hours and the exhibits are amazing. Worth visiting Boulogne just for this alone. We could also squeeze in the car park which is adjacent to the aquarium and the beach which was a bonus and there is an excellent and easy to access Leclerc supermarket just a couple of miles away.

The Aire is just North of the town on the D940 about half a mile. Look out for the Friterie which is immediately opposite the Aire.



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