Oye Plage lies just across the French border, only a half an hour’s drive from La Panne. This beautiful resort still contains large stretches of unspoilt nature and is the perfect holiday destination for those who love an extensive fauna and flora. Owing to the formation of its sand banks, this location on the French coast had become an excellent breeding ground for all kinds of birds by the end of the eighteenth century. Today this a true nature reserve, complete with hiking trails. In addition to the beautiful nature, there are also many places of interest you can visit, such as the Leaning Tower of Oye-Plage, a relic of the Second World War. This bell tower of a local church is now a protected monument.
For sports and fun in the area you can visit the large leisure complex called “Sportica”. Enjoy the rollerblade trail or fitness club, play a game of squash, badminton or table tennis, or savor a night of fun at the bowling alley – it’s all here! Take a dip in the brand new pool or enjoy a good movie at the adjacent cinema. Only 15 minutes away you’ll find the shopping complexes of Cité de l’Europe and Marques Avenue, with their wide range of boutiques. There’s also an outlet mall where you’re sure to pick up a bargain. On the bay of Wissant you can enjoy delicious seafood dishes, something this region is known for. Furthermore, it won’t cost you a fortune. In Calais, gastronomy is at its best at the restaurant Cahnnel. Here you can select a bottle of wine from the largest wine cellar in northern France.