Opal Coast

  • From Paris
  • Nature
  • Discovery

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1 – LA COTE D’OPALE

Arrival at PARIS airport.

Transfer to the NORTH via the highway to BEAUVAIS, AMIENS and BERCK SUR MER.

Train ride to see the sights of BERCK SUR MER, a seaside resort along a sandy beach.

Settle in at your hotel in BERCK SUR MER (or nearby) for 7 nights.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 2 – LES DEUX CAPS / BOULOGNE SUR MER / NAUSICAA

Breakfast

Departure by the scenic route of “Two Caps” and visit CAP GRIS NEZ and CAP BLANC NEZ.

Proceed on the same road to BOULOGNE SUR MER.

Lunch at a restaurant.

Quick panoramic view of the city of BOULOGNE SUR MER.

Visit the National Sea Centre, NAUSICAA, dedicated to the understanding of marine worlds : 35,000 animals and 1,000 species.

Back to hotel in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3 – LILLE

Breakfast

Drive to LILLE. Encounter numerous buildings of multiple influences: Rihour Palace, the Old Stock Exchange, the “Rang du Beauregard” and “Notre-Dame de la Treille”.

Lunch at a restaurant.

Leisure time for individual exploration of the city.

Visit a brewery. A tasting will follow the tour.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4 – PARC DU MARQUENTERRE / LA BAIE DE SOMME

Breakfast

Leisure time.

Lunch at the hotel.

Visit the PARK DU MARQUENTERRE, the heart of the Somme Nature Reserve and a notable site for bird migration.

Drive in the direction of CROTOY , and then continue for a ride to the tip of the bay and some leisure time in SAINT VALERY SUR SOMME.

Back to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5 – BRUXELLES

Breakfast

Departure for BRUSSELS. Guided tour.

Lunch at a restaurant.

Tour of a chocolate factory.

Leisure time for shopping.

Drive back, passing through the “Atomium”, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1958.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6 – BRUGES

Breakfast

Departure for BRUGES, “The Venice of the North”.

Guided walking tour of the city to discover its wonderful monuments: the “Beguinage”, the “Minnewater” (Lake of Love), the “Halles”, the Beffroi, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the Hotel de Ville, the old fish market.

Lunch at a restaurant.

Boat trip on the canals and leisure time close to the Church of Notre Dame.

Back to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7 – STELLA PLAGE / LE TOUQUET / SAINT OMER / ARQUES

Breakfast

Take the road to STELLA BEACH and TOUQUET, panoramica bus tour through the city.

Return to the hotel in the late morning.

Lunch at the hotel.

Visit SAINT OMER, the Market Square and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Drive to ARQUES, visit a famous crystal shop.

Back to BERK SUR MER in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 8 – AMIENS

Breakfast

Guided tour of AMIENS and its cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Transfer to PARIS airport.

Check-in and departure.