The towering white cliffs from which you can make out England on a clear day, pebble beaches beside an opal sea, old-fashioned beach huts, wild dunes as far as the eye can see, mussels and chips with your feet in the sand, ... This, and much more, is what awaits you on the Côte d'Opale road, from Cap Blanc-Nez to the Baie d'Authie. "The most beautiful coastline in France," as the locals will tell you!
Where to sleep : at the hotelF1 in Boulogne-sur-Mer (near Wimereux) and Abbeville (near Fort-Mahon-Plage).
• Try your hand at sand yachting along the extensive beach at Hardelot.
• Attend one of the world's largest gatherings of kites at the Rencontres Internationales in Berck-sur-Mer.
Climb aboard an old three-masted ship at the Fête de la Mer maritime festival in Boulogne-sur-Mer.