Boulogne-sur-Mer

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A touristic arrea in northern France a short distance south of Calais and north of Normandy. The city os home to the largest fishing port in France.




"Boulogne-sur-Mer (French: [bulɔɲ syʁ mɛʁ] (listen); Picard: Boulonne-su-Mér; Dutch: Bonen; Latin: Gesoriacum or Bononia), often called just Boulogne (UK: , US: ), is a coastal city in Northern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department of Pas-de-Calais. Boulogne lies on the Côte d'Opale, a touristic stretch of French coast on the English Channel between Calais and Normandy, and the most visited location in the region after Lille conurbation. Boulogne is its department's second-largest city after Calais, and the 163rd-largest in France. It is also the country's largest fishing port, specialising in herring.Boulogne is an ancient town, and was the major Roman port for trade and communication with its Province of Britain. After a period of Germanic presence following the collapse of the Empire, Boulogne was at the centre of the County of Boulogne of the Kingdom of France during the Middle Ages, and was occupied by the Kingdom of England numerous times due to conflict between the two nations. In 1805 it was a staging area for Napoleon's troops for several months during his planned invasion of the United Kingdom.

The city's 12th-century belfry is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, while another popular attraction is the marine conservation centre Nausicaa." Wikipedia









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Frederic Sauvage Basin
1 . Frederic Sauvage Basin

Has 202 berths for motor boats. To access this basin, you have to pass through a tidal gate 3 hours before or after high tide.

Outer Harbour
2 . Outer Harbour

4 pontoons on the starboard approach and 2 boardwalks on the port side.

Napoleon Basin
3 . Napoleon Basin

Contains 280 berths for local and long term sailing yachts and motor boats. Accessed through the tidal lock which is open close to high water.

Etples Marina
4 . Etples Marina

A marina on the tidal river Canche before the bridge with limited visitor berths. Caution to the approach and the tidal current.

Calais Port Marina
5 . Calais Port Marina

Eight pontoons on the starboard approach parallel to the canal behind the lifting bridge.

Calais Bassin du Paradis
6 . Calais Bassin du Paradis

45 buoys for contract holders in the historic basin well-known to Calais inhabitants. The tidal basin has just been renovated and is accessible only to boats under 6.50m with low draft.

Calais Waiting Buoys
7 . Calais Waiting Buoys

Fifteen waiting buoys are available to yachts between two openings of the bridge. Use of these buoys is limited to two tides.

Bassin Vauban
8 . Bassin Vauban

The marina is near the Vauban Citadel and has six pontoons which are tidal and dry out at low tide.

Dover Marina
9 . Dover Marina

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Crotoy harbour
10 . Crotoy harbour

A set of two long drying boardwalks at the entrance of the canal de la Maye and potential turbulent water due to the sluice from the adjacent reservoir.

Hourdel Harbour
11 . Hourdel Harbour

A drying narrow estuary with a single long boardwalk.

Marina Saint Valery sur Somme
12 . Marina Saint Valery sur Somme

A marina on the tidal river Somme leading to the Saint Valery canal.

Bassin de la Marine
13 . Bassin de la Marine

A small marina with five pontoons tucked inside the depths of the port behind the lock and drawbridge.

Basin du Commerce
14 . Basin du Commerce

A marina with five pontoons on the inside of the lock and drawbridge.

YCMN Marina
15 . YCMN Marina

A large marina on the eastern side of the port further up from the Port du Grand Large.

Port du Grand Large
16 . Port du Grand Large

A large marina on the eastern side of the port with 6 large pontoons.

Harbour of Rye
17 . Harbour of Rye

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Royal Harbour Marina
18 . Royal Harbour Marina

The Royal Harbour Marina has a unique location in a matchless setting, both on the water and off. Situated just 35 miles from the French coast, the Marina is on the doorstep of the continent and is...

Treport Marina
19 . Treport Marina

A basin behind a lock with fishing boats on port and five pontoons on starboard.

Soverign Harbour Marina
20 . Soverign Harbour Marina

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Le Gris Nez
1 . Le Gris Nez
(Hauts-de-France )

(Grey Nose) is a cape west of Calais and north of Boulogne in northern France. A great location to watch passing ships and tankers and on a clear day the white cliffs of Dover in England.

Etaples
2 . Etaples
(Hauts-de-France )

Etaples lyes some short distance down the river Canche behind a ridge of dunes. Today home to a fishing port and a marina. The outer area drys and should be avoided in poor weather.

Calais
3 . Calais
(Hauts-de-France )

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Berck-Plage
4 . Berck-Plage
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Berck is a short distance south of Etaples and has a long sandy beach and lyes on the mouth of the river Authie which winds it's way around large sand banks.

Gravelines
5 . Gravelines
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A short 15 km from Dunkirk down the river Aa (Ar-Ar) and only to be approach 2 hours either side of high water due to the channel drying out in low tide.

Dover
6 . Dover
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An old historic town that has become a commercial dock and the main ferry harbour to the European mainland.

Folkestone
7 . Folkestone
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Hythe
8 . Hythe
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Hythe is set back from the sandy coastline to the west of Folkstone.

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9 . Littlestone
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An east facing coastal town on the southern coast of England.

St Mary's Bay
10 . St Mary's Bay
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A small town on the southern coast of England north of Littlestone-on-Sea.

Le Crotoy
11 . Le Crotoy
(Hauts-de-France )

A small historic town with a small double pontoon tucked away from the drying bay opposite Saint-Valery-sur-Somme.

Le Hourdel
12 . Le Hourdel
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A small group of houses on the tip of the sand dunes home to a very small channel for shallow draft local boats.

Deal
13 . Deal
(England - United Kingdom )

An old historic town on the eastern tip of southern England, north of Dover.

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
14 . Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
(Hauts-de-France )

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(Hauts-de-France )

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16 . Winchelsea Beach
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17 . Ramsgate
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18 . Hastings
(England - United Kingdom )

An old historic town on the southern coast of England with a long sandy beach and a pier.

Le Treport
19 . Le Treport
(Normandy )

A pretty cliff side town home to a fishing port and a sea-side resort.

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20 . Margate
(England - United Kingdom )

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