A charming little port of the Opal Coast South, adjoining Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, Etaples-sur-Mer invites you to discover its facade navy.
Quite simply, sharing a sheathed, local revenue base of 4 fish fillets, a platter of seafood smelling the open sea.
On the port, according to the schedules of tides and weather, stalls selling directly to fish freshly caught in La Mancha. Fish and shellfish are also the delight of gourmets in fish.
Markets (Tuesday and Friday), live and colorful are the favorite rendezvous for lovers of fresh produce and local flavors.
Notre Dame de la Garde.
Modern church with a stained glass window depicting "The Creation of the World's Master Verrier Hogger.
Military Cemetery: A right and left, the pine forest. Front bay Canche with off Le Touquet. There, a vast area of 6 hectares, lie the 10 773 members of the Commonwealth Forces (also 658 German soldiers), fell between 1914 and 1918, or died in military hospital in Etaples. Designed to make a collective tribute to the soldiers buried there, it was designed as a garden. Rigor British oversaw the design of the site. But the thousands of stones, aligned to the millimeter, giving an impression of unity. It has been enriched by two stone buildings which give the magnitude of this enclosure, open bay Canche.
Maréis: During a tour of 1h30, Maréis you an experience fun, interactive and cultural, in the heart of the universe étaplois fishermen. The staging makes you share their living quarters through OEM: navigation simulator, trawler size, film shot on the deck of room, "Gale", without forgetting the fish Strait Pas de Calais to observe in the giant aquariums or pet in the touch pool.
The Navy Museum: To understand Etaples-sur-mer and traditions firmly rooted in the history of fishing craft, simply push the door of his museum of the Navy. In what was once the fish market, is the great open book written over time, by men and women of the city of Fishers. Page after page, or window after window, to reveal the evolution of the fishing fleet étaploise, 19th century to today, the different techniques used by trawlers étaplois marine habitat, as well as art objects, traditional costumes and crafts practiced here, and seafarers (boat, cooper, carpenter, shoemaker?). Several video screenings complement the information on a world where man has always been able to excel.
Museum of Archeology "Quentovic" The museum invites you to discover the first traces of human occupation in Bay Canche. The presentation of prehistoric archaeological remains and ancient immerses you in the rich history of the Opal Coast South. You'll also discover great palaeontological and mineralogical specimens from the region and beyond.
Workshop and House Thumbnail: A faithful to discover on 32 meters: the port of Etaples with the movement of tides and during the Canche embellished with ship models, functional vehicles, hundreds of characters. Many animations, lighting and noise. It only needs the smell of iodine for this trip at 1 / 87. Around this attraction, you'll also 980 models on display (aircraft, boats, cars, trains?).
Site Natural Canche Bay: 505 acres compete for lovers of unspoiled nature. On foot, enjoy this site rich in species. Plants, trees, flowers in every corner. A 100% natural you will also discover unknown species. Molières Trail (leg: 1.6 kilometers), Boucle du Shelduck (2.2 kilometers), the warren of Lornel (leg: 1.6 kilometers), Boucle de la Butte signals (2.3 kilometers).
For groups (schools and recreation centers; adults / seniors): Office of Tourism offers packages combining heritage, gastronomy and relaxation to enjoy the fresh air of the Cote d'Opal.
Walk 45 minutes Canche bay boat (from April to September). Slowly, the cruiser left the port, past the stalls where women sailors sell the catch of the day. After the ordeal and the shipyard, the ship is cruising speed. This escape from the wild shores. The time is ripe to contemplate at length the flora and fauna unique natural Bay Canche. The meeting of freshwater and saltwater vessels of the estuary and sand, then sand and chalk, hatched a particular vegetation. At the forefront of Pillory, where the Canche completes his course, come the first waves of the sea must be turning around. This time, another bank that is the object of attention: Le Touquet, his flagship, the "fields" of sea asparagus?