The Opale Cast, a large range of activities and numerous sites to visit and discover


The Calais Museum of Fine Arts houses a vast collection of paintings, sculptures, watercolors, drawings and photographs dating from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. The Rodin room is dedicated to the works of the famous sculptor and his studies for the Monument to the Burghers of Calais. The circuit continues with works of artists of great renown (Louis-Antoine Barye, Antoine Bourdelle, Anthony Caro, Germaine Richier), some of whom are native to the territory (Louis Francia, Henry Lhotellier, Jean Roulland).

Museum for lace and fashion of Calais is located within a true lace factory from the 19th Century. It is the reference museum for the mechanical lace? Both a fashion museum and an industrial museum, its vast galleries present techniques, lingerie, haute couture, renowned fashion designers or young and upcoming designers.

Nausicaa, National Sea Center in Boulogne sur Mer, is more than just an aquarium. It is a center of discoveries of the submarine environment that is unique: recreational, educational and scientific, mainly focused on the relations between Man and the Sea. Gigantic aquariums, submarine explorations, cutting-edge technologies to create the magic. Everything is there to dream.

And also: Historical Museum of the Second World War (Ambleteuse),  walks in  Wimereux, Ambleteuse and Wissant, Site of the Two Caps: Cape Blanc Nez and Cape Gris Nez,

Sport activities: kite surfing, windsurfing, hiking, golf (Wimereux), leisure, karting ...

More information on the websites of the Tourism Office of Calais and www.cote-dopale.com