Popular Lettings in Pas-de-Calais
Highlights in Pas-de-Calais
- Opal side
- Historical monuments
- Remembrance tourism
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Holiday rentals and lettings in the Pas-de-Calais
Treat yourself to a breath of fresh sea air for your next week's holiday by staying in the Pas-de-Calais region. This department is famous for its wildly beautiful coastline, beaches and rich heritage and has a wide choice of accommodation for holidaymakers. Among them, rentals allow you to enjoy a comfortable setting that is perfectly adapted to your needs while enjoying complete independence. So which rental are you going to fall for? A large country house, a small letting ideally located in the centre of Calais or a villa close to the beaches of Wissant or Berck? Treat yourself to a beautiful escape along the English Channel, you will come back with a smile on your face.
Holidays in the Pas-de-Calais
Location and orientation
The Pas-de-Calais belongs with the departments of Nord, Aisne, Oise and Somme to the Hauts-de-France region. It is only 45 km from the Belgian border and is separated from England by a strait only 80 km long. Its largest city is Calais but it also has other important municipalities such as Arras, its prefecture, Lens or Boulogne-sur-Mer. It is mainly bordered by the English Channel but also by the North Sea. It benefits from the proximity of Lille, in the neighbouring department of Nord. Its coastline, the Côte d'Opale, is home to many famous seaside resorts such as Le Touquet, Berck and Boulogne.A department very easily accessible
Many cities in the department have a direct TGV connection with Paris. This is the case of Arras, Calais and Lens but also of Boulogne, Étaples-Le Touquet, Rang-du-Fliers and Béthune. Calais-Fréthun station is also connected to London via Eurostar and Brussels. If you wish to travel to Calais from Paris, plan a three-hour drive via the A1 and then the A26 or a little over an hour and a half by TGV from Gare du Nord.
Destination to enjoy the seaside
This cape located between Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer is renowned for its magnificent steep cliffs. With Cap Gris-Nez, just next door, it is one of the most beautiful places in the Caps et Marais d'Opale Regional Natural Park and one of the most visited sites on the entire coast. During your walks, you will be able to observe many herring gulls, kestrels, jackdawns and, if you are lucky, seals or whales. At the top of the cape, you will enjoy a magnificent view of the English Channel but also of the old bunkers inherited from the Second World War.Varied activities all year round
Of course, you can't swim very often in the Pas-de-Calais. If the weather is sunny, the waters of the English Channel are generally warm enough for swimming from late May to early September. However, many other activities are possible. One of the most emblematic is of course the sand yacht, but you can also try water skiing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, sailing or simply plan a walk or bike ride along the beaches.
Pas-de-Calais is one of the departments where industrial tourism is most developed.
Top 5 things to do
This national centre of the sea, located in Boulogne, is entirely dedicated to the discovery of the marine world. It combines an aquarium, the largest in Europe, with a scientific research centre. Nausicaá's distinguished hosts include caimans, sea lions, penguins and several species of sharks.2. Visit the Louvre-Lens
The purpose of this museum is to exhibit part of the Parisian collections in a semi-permanent manner. Since its opening in 2012, the Louvre-Lens has hosted particularly renowned works such as the Sarcophagus of the spouses, La Liberté Guidant le Peuple de Delacroix and La Madeleine à la Veilleuse by Georges de la Tour. The collections and exhibitions are presented in two main areas, the Glass Pavilion and the Gallery of Temporary Exhibitions.3. Going around the belfries
It is in the north of France and Belgium that we find the most beautiful belfries, these slender towers housing one or more bells. When you come to Pas-de-Calais, you can admire the belfries of Hesdin, Béthune or Calais. The one of Arras is one of the most spectacular, with its rich statuary in the flamboyant Gothic style.4. Spend the day in Wissant
This pretty little coastal town is one of the most attractive resorts on the Opal Coast. Located in the centre of the bay bounded by Cap Gris-Nez and Cap Blanc-Nez, it has a fine sandy beach where it is very pleasant to walk. As you stroll along, you will be able to see ancient fortifications inherited from the Early Middle Ages called the "Camp de César", a fifteenth century church or the Typhonium, an amazing villa built in the nineteenth century in the neo-Egyptian style then in vogue.5. Taste local specialities
Products such as herring, endive called chicory, andouillette or ratte du Touquet occupy a prominent place in the cuisine of the Pas-de-Calais. On the sweet side, waffles filled with brown sugar or vergeoise are a sure bet throughout northern France.