Here you'll find an overview of the public parks and gardens in Boulogne-sur-Mer and Wimereux, each with its own promise for a relaxing moment of peace
Jardin Valentine Hugo
This haven of peace can be reached on rue Guyale, which once housed merchant premises. Sit on one of the beautiful coloured benches and relax among the statues to the sound of the fountain designed by Auguste Angellier. Valentine Hugo, who gave his name to the garden, was born in Boulogne. She was the wife of Jean Hugo, great-grandson of the famous writer Victor. A well-known painter, she became famous in her own right as a remarkable book illustrator and theatre designer. The garden can be rented privately for your events!
On the heights of Boulogne-sur-Mer, the Jardin Bucciali is a flowery and wooded environment. Its paths and stone staircases offer a unique view over the rooftops of the town.
Jardins de Notre-Dame
At the foot of the Notre-Dame Basilica, the old priory garden has been opened to the public and is a small oasis of greenery, much appreciated by visitors to the building and its amazing crypt. It is home to plants and trees that were useful in the everyday life of the Middle Ages - there are few flowers, but many vegetables, medicinal plants, aromatics and spices. A curiosity in a category of its own!
Jardin de la sous-préfecture
Close to the Casa San Martin, the sub-prefecture buildings of Boulogne-sur-Mer are home to a bucolic garden ideal for a stroll in town before your dinner.
Le square Mariette Pacha
Palm trees, pyramids, a sphinx, the sun boat of the Pharaoh... a unique square of its kind! At the gates of the upper town, this curious garden pays homage to the famous Egyptologist Auguste Mariette Pasha, who was born in Boulogne-sur-Mer. A must-see, especially as from here you can easily go on to explore the gardens that surround the ramparts of the old town. If you are with the family, don't miss the green maze!
Jardin des Tintelleries
A lovely place for a walk, walk imagined by the architect Pierre-André Dufetel, the Jardin des Tintelleries is popular with the locals. Located near Boulogne-Tintelleries station, it has existed for more than 100 years. Don't miss the 19th century gate, the only remnant of the original garden, which was destroyed during the Second World War. The Jardin des Tintelleries has a picnic area.
Jardins de la baie Saint-Jean
A stone's throw from the city centre of Wimereux, the Jardins de la Baie Saint-Jean will transport you far from your everyday worries! A surprising and sometimes astonishing botanical park located on the banks of the river Wimereux. Four hectares of green gardens planted to promote the urban biodiversity, where you can cross the pond via several picturesque bridges with a guaranteed sense of the countryside. There are exhibition rooms with wooden frames in the garden offering events throughout the year.