An underwater family weekend and a seafood restaurant

What about combining a visit to Boulogne sur Mer’s Nausicaà aquarium with a trip to the seaside with the kids? What a great idea! And with the Matelote Hotel just across the road, you’re sure of a fantastic welcome. The hotel, run by welcoming father and son team Tony and Stellio Lestienne, boasts all the ingredients for a perfectly relaxing and rejuvenating break: Gourmet dining, spa and pool area and spacious rooms, combined with an entrance ticket to Nausicaà for the whole family! The marine world will hold no more secrets...

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On the gorgeous Opal Coast just 30 minutes from Calais, Boulogne-sur-Mer is the perfect choice for a weekend by the sea, especially for fish-lovers in search of wonderful seafood platters. Also unmissable is its La Matelote hotel facing the beach, with its Michelin-starred restaurant serving spanking-fresh local delights including langoustines, scallops, lobsters...

The Hotel just in front Nausicaà is the ideal place for refreshing weekend getaway to France ….. especially for seafood lovers! Boulogne-sur-Mer is France’s largest fishing port and the hotel and restaurant sit right on the port. You can meet the fishermen and perhaps spot your meal for the evening! Nothing is more refreshing than the fresh sea breeze which will have you feeling a million miles away - you may even spot a seal swimming around.
Just around the corner is Nausicaà Sea Life experience, more than just a mere aquarium: it is the largest exhibit in Europe dedicated to the discovery and protection of the marine world.
With more than 58,000 animals, Nausicaá is an incredible destination for families. Here you will marvel at the majestic pelagic rays and hammerhead sharks, explore the beauties of the tropical lagoon, attend the medical training of the sea lions and many more experiences!

The Boulogne-sur-Mer old town perched above the harbour is beautiful with cobbled steps and charming cafés and terraces.

The hotel offers great comfort and a warm decor to prolong the gourmet escapade designed by Tony Lestienne, your Michelin starred chef.

La Matelote is first and foremost a family story. Tony is the great great grandson of the famous and celebrated bearded woman of Boulogne-sur-Mer, Clémence Lestienne, whose portrait you’ll find in the restaurant.

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Since the age of 13, Tony Lestienne has known that cooking was not only a passion but also his reason for being. Now, with a Michelin star under his belt, Tony loves welcoming guests to his hotel and restaurant on the port of Boulogne.

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