Background information | Places to visit | rail travel*
* nearest station: Neufchatel, 2km


Centre d'Hardelot
Kent County Council residential centre

Low cost residential base
Exploring the area
Outdoor activities
The Hardelot Centre is a residential activity base in quiet pine forests near the seaside town of Hardelot

19th century villas in the quiet resort of Hardelot-Plage

Playing golf among the pines
at Hardelot golf course

A low cost residential base
Although the Centre is mainly used by groups from schools and youth organisations, it is also open to other groups when available. Recent visitors have included birdwatchers, ramblers, charitable and Christian organisations.
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A great area to explore
The Centre is ideally situated for groups to gain a first-hand insight into the French culture, language and way of life. The area is steeped in history, and there are many towns and places of interest to visit within easy travelling distance - including Nausicaa, the sealife centre, and Bagatelle theme park.
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Outdoor activities
Your group's programme can include walking, horse-riding, sailing, golf, fishing, bird-watching, sand-yachting... all in an attractive, unspoilt area of forests, beaches and parks.

The Centre can provide a full Information Pack describing the current on-site facilities and booking arrangements - see link below.
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GROUP ORGANISERS: contact the Centre Manager for advice on visit activities,
and to arrange a pre-visit trip.
Background information
Sport & outdoor leisure
Northern French food

...having French staff was a bonus.. excellent food.. superb position..
Reviewer - Paula Yates, Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Location: 20 mins drive from Boulogne, in the direction of Le Touquet on D119;
5km walk from beaches and Hardelot shops.
Information/ reservations:
for up-to-date contact details

Places to visit:
Aqualud - swimming & leisure complex
Bagatelle - theme park and zoo
Local French bakery
Chocolate factory
Nausicaa - sealife centre
La Coupole - World War 2 & rockets
Maison du Papier - make your own paper!
Mining History Centre - go down old coalmine

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