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Pas‑de‑Calais Department

Lose yourself in immense, authentic landscapes

A change of scenery awaits you on the Opal coast, from Calais to Le Touquet. Here, you can contemplate the endless horizon from atop soaring cliffs, walk along on one of many fine, sandy beaches dotted along this luminescent coast, including the famous Le Touquet-Paris-Plage beach. Inland, Saint-Omer offers a gentler pace aboard distinctive wooden boats or bacôves, while the mining basin is surprising and endearing. Wherever you go, the true values and essence of Haut-de-France will touch you.

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The Pas-de-Calais department’s 10 essentials

  • Hike between the two capes (Les Deux-Caps): Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez
  • Bathe in the light that is so unique to the Opal coast
  • Indulge in the gastronomic destination of Montreuil-sur-mer
  • Golf in Le Touquet iconic courses “La Forêt” and “La Mer”
  • Take a bacôve, a traditional and distinctive wooden boat, to discover the marshes of Saint-Omer
  • Stroll around the 200 masterpieces in the Galerie du Temps (Gallery of Time) at Louvre-Lens
  • Be mesmerised by the marine show in the Nausicaá sealife centre in Boulogne-sur-mer
  • Ride on the back of the Calais dragon to see as far as the White Cliffs of Dover
  • Climb to the top of a rejuvenated mining slag heap in the Lens region
  • Feast on moules frites (mussels and chips), washed down with a local white beer
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Explore the Pas-de-Calais Department

Experiences to live in the Pas-de-Calais department