Destination guide

Seaside summers in Pas-de-Calais

With its broad sandy beaches and opulent resorts, Pas-de-Calais beckons visitors searching for relaxing days at the seaside. Dotted with beautifully-preserved historic areas, the region is the perfect place to discover true war-time stories, ride a diesel train or learn more about France's coal mining past. Pas-de-Calais vacation rentals are close to the picturesque Opal Coast, where visitors can indulge in a variety of water sports and beach adventures, from sand yachting and kitesurfing to hiking excursions and galloping along the beach on horseback.

Things to do

Family fun in Pas-de-Calais

Visitors flock to Montreuil-sur-Mer to see ancient churches and exquisitely-restored homes, stroll the medieval walled town's impressive ramparts and shop in its boutique stores. Elsewhere, Opalaventure is great place for families. Tucked among fragrant pine trees, it offers ziplines, a Tarzan jump and tree-top courses designed for visitors of all ages. Pas-de-Calais vacation rentals are close to beautiful hiking areas like the Mont Saint Frieux Dunes, where you can enjoy the wilderness, scramble up and down sand dunes and spot long-haired cattle and pure white horses among the trees.

Activities

Find attractions for all in Pas-de-Calais

History buffs will find a treasure trove of war-time relics await here, with countless bunkers, tunnels and trenches to discover. Explore the hiking trails that wind through sand dunes, alongside rivers and around the walls of charming medieval towns, before heading back to your Pas-de-Calais vacation rental to rest and relax. Exquisitely-maintained gardens abound, with serene ponds, unique sculptures and profusions of flowers that are guaranteed to inspire, while fun for families is easy to find, with adventure parks among the region's most-popular attractions.

Weather

Fresh summers in Pas-de-Calais

Located on the English Channel, Pas-de-Calais is a northern French department that has a moderate climate throughout the year. Sea breezes keep the region fresh and cool, even in the middle of summer, when temperatures hover in the low 60s, while ample rains keep things lush and green throughout the year. Winters here can be chilly, with temperatures dropping to the mid-30s and the winds from the North Sea and English Channel making warm clothing a must.

Natural features

Natural wonders in Pas-de-Calais

Pas-de-Calais is a seaside department in France that faces the UK, just a short hop across the English Channel. The region's northern part rests on the southern end of the North Sea and is just a short drive from Belgium. Pas-de-Calais is densely-populated, but it isn't short of natural wonders. Why not head to Caps et Marais d'Opale Natural Regional Park? A haven for birdwatchers, the species here include the blue-headed wagtail, little bustards, black woodpeckers and white stork.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Pas-de-Calais

Fly into Lille (LIL-Lesquin), the closest airport, located 36.3 mi (58.4 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Anvin Station, Bruay-la-Buissiere Pernes-Camblain Station and Blangy-sur-Ternoise Station are the main stations in the area.

Can I find a vacation rental around Pas-de-Calais?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,153 vacation rentals near Pas-de-Calais. From 788 Houses to 194 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pas-de-Calais for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Pas-de-Calais?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pas-de-Calais. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Calais: 201 vacation rentals
  • Arras: 79 vacation rentals
  • Wimereux: 618 vacation rentals
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer: 514 vacation rentals
  • Hardelot-Plage: 154 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Pas-de-Calais! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Pas-de-Calais?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pas-de-Calais:

  • Calais: 201 rentals
  • Arras: 79 rentals
  • Wimereux: 618 rentals
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer: 514 rentals
  • Wissant: 411 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Pas-de-Calais?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Pas-de-Calais are:

  • Le Touquet Paris Plage Airport (LTQ): 1,421 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Omer (XSG-Saint Omer Wizernes): 178 vacation rentals
  • Calais Dunkerque Airport (CQF): 358 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Pas-de-Calais?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Pas-de-Calais. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Notre Dame Cathedral: 140 rentals
  • Calais Beach: 485 rentals
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer Tintelleries Station: 1,221 rentals
  • Bethune (XBH-Bethune Train Station): 192 rentals
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer (XBS-Boulogne-sur-Mer Train Station): 1,221 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pas-de-Calais listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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