A very active town/ville with plenty of cafe and restaurnts. About 7mins drive or by bus 10mins to the centre of Boulogne sur Mer. Visit an Aquarium of gargantuan size, also Notre Dame Basillica. Le Touquet, famous for it's Parisian holiday makers and wonderful beach and shopping parades is only forty minutes away. Paris is only two/three hours away by car and can be got to by train in 2.15mins from Boulogne Central Station.
It can be reached from Folkstone or Dover, by Eurotunnel or Ferry.