Quaint Places Within An Hour Or Two Of Calais?

I’m off on the motorbike to France on Saturday. Only an overnight trip so I don’t want to go too far. Any of you know some nice little coastal places to visit? I was going to go to Le Touquet but it sounds a bit too modern.

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le touquet is lovely, and it’s not too modern. wissant is mentioned above, but in my opinion better still is to go past wissant to wimereux and then boulogne.
wimereux has a lovely sea front, and a very french shopping street. and a nice little hotel we’ve stayed at twice, called le speranza
boulogne has lots – the medieaval town at the top of the hill is very quaint, there’s a good market (mostly fruit, veg, cheese etc.) on a saturday morning. shops, restaurants and a french seaside feel

Try the small fishing village of Wissant it is not far from Calais you can see it here http://www.a-taste-of-france.com/wissant…

You could try Gravelines, its a nice little town with a fort. I have had some nice food there to.

Boulogne sur Mer is lovely, and is’t got a nice cathedral to see, only about a half an hour from Calais.
Lille would be your other option, good shopping center

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