Camping La Fontaine des Clercs
Montreuil Sur Mer
Nr Boulogne Sur Mer
This site is set alongside the river (if you can get a pitch there) the rest of the site is terraced up to the hill top citadel and town. With two tired but adequate toilet blocks it is well located. A 45 minute drive from the tunnel at Calais it would make a great stop off when homeward bound to the UK. In February we paid €23 per night including 10 amp hook up and the dog.
Within easy striking distance of the coastal resorts of La Touqet and Boulogne it would also make a well priced base for touring the area.
A brisk Walk uphill and you will find yourself on the impressive ramparts that circle this Citadel town. The Place de Vertes in the centre has bars and shops that will wile many an hour on a sunny afternoon.
During the first world war the British made this fortified hill top town their HQ under the command of Field Marshal Douglas Haig. There is a statue of the Field Marshal in the Place de Charles de Gaul. The Citadel was also laid siege to by Henry the 8th and Charles the 5th in 1537.
Even though you are a fifteen-minute drive from the sea the name of Montreuil Sur Mer
This means “on the sea”, it was in the year 980 the only sea port belonging to the royal estate. Even though there seems to be little evidence remaining of its port status.
This a great example of “typically French”, with its cobbled streets, fortified walls and laid back atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit