With a picturesque coastal area blessed with lovely beaches and bays, and a green heartland adorned with beautiful rural landscapes and quaint villages, Pas-de-Calais is a brilliant outdoor holiday destination in the north of France. Pas-de-Calais shares the region of Hauts-de-France with the departments of Oise, Nord, Somme and Aisne, and features rich history, heritage and traditions.
Come camping in Pas-de-Calais and you’ll find everything you need on our resorts, including swimming pools, dining establishments, shopping options, recreation and sporting amenities alongside excellent accommodation.
Camping Holidays In Pas-de-Calais
On the stunning Opal Coast, campers can explore the vibrant seaside resorts of Le Touquet and Boulogne-sur-Mer as well as magnificent beaches and staggering cliffs. With meadows, pastureland, woodland and meandering rivers, the rural heart of the department promises pleasant outdoor activities, while the town of Arras and Lens in the Arras region are packed with culture.
(1) Amendments up to 7 days before arrival without giving any reason are only valid for campsites with the Vacanceselect or Tohapi logo and for accommodation with the blue tent symbol. Any amendments made within six weeks of departure, the holiday cost applied will be at the same or where applicable, at a higher rate.(2) If it is not possible to travel to your holiday destination, it is possible to change to another campsite or period free of charge from 10 days before arrival. If you want to change to another destination, this only applies to accommodation with the blue Vacanceselect logo. These can be found on the campsite page in the accommodation overview. If, according to the DFA, it is not possible to travel to your holiday destination 10 days before arrival, you are entitled to a full refund (of course, in this case you can also change your booking free of charge as described above). If we have to cancel your holiday because of circumstances relating to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund.
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Things to do when camping in Pas-de-Calais
With plenty of space to roam, amazing countryside to explore and numerous cultural and historical sites to discover, a camping holiday in Pas-de-Calais is pitch perfect for activity filled family holidays in France.
The bracing fresh air and striking views of the sea from the Opal Coast will ensure that day trips on the shores of the department are truly memorable. Whether you prefer pulling on a pair of sturdy hiking boots for an invigorating walk or settling into a lazy day on the beach, you can do it on the Opal Coast. The best viewpoints here include Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez.
The amazing Nausicaä Centre National de la Mer Aquarium is certainly the highlight of a trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer. The aquarium boasts a vast and diverse array of marine wildlife including sharks, jellyfish, seals and starfish, as well as captivating exhibitions relating to man’s relationship with the sea. The town is also home to a lovely beach as well as tourist attractions such as the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate, Château de Boulogne-sur-Mer and Crypte de la Basilique Notre-Dame.
Aqualud Water Park and a lovely sandy beach primed for sandcastle building are among the best child-friendly things to do in Le Touquet. The Étaples Military Cemetery, Musée du Touquet, Mareis Sea Fishing Discovery Center and Phare Le Touquet Lighthouse are also worth visiting.
Bordering the neighbouring department of Nord, Marais Audomarois welcomes avid fans of the great outdoors with its makeup of beautiful wetlands and forests. With lush vegetation and wildlife, the nature reserve is the ideal place to find peace and tranquillity.
In the south west of the department, the town of Arras has a few tourist attractions relating to war, namely the Carrière Wellington Museum and the Militaire de la Targette Museum. For an insight into age old history of the town, spend some time visiting the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady, Beffroi d'Arras Gothic Clock Tower and Beaux-Arts Museum of Arras.
An underrated destination, and known most as a busy ferry port, the town of Calais has plenty of great things to do if you scratch beneath the surface. Instead of passing through after arriving by ferry, why not explore the town and visit the 13th century watchtower, Les Bourgeois de Calais sculpture by Rodin, the City of Lace and Fashion museum and Calais Town Hall.
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