In the discovery of le portel-plage

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DépartLE PORTEL (62)
Description

Situé in the middle of the coast of Opal, sheltered by the roads of the wearing of Boulogne and the Cape of Alprech, the seaside resort of Portel contemplates the English Channel, chalky cliffs of the Gray Nose and the coasts of England. The green hills of Bolted, of the Mounts of Flandres and of Picardy take shape high bell-tower of its church.


The beach, calm and vivifying

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 Its beach, snuggle in a split, at the bottom of a 25 meters high abrupt cliff, is framed of rock and dams. The EPI in the south and the CARNOT dam in north protect it from the large currents: the feeling d' intimacy and of peace is infinitely soft there.

This vast fine sand beachof  1,5 km, without any bottom melt, present any quietude. Each day the sea comes to bathe major the part of its extent and leaves then a space of clean and hard sand, favourable with the plays of children, at complete rest under the beneficial action of a burning sun but never overpowering.

Beautiful and wild! The wind dominant broad bring their therapeutic emanations and saturate the atmosphere of many active ingredients which whip the organization and support also the respiratory exchanges.

Traversed sea of long undulations, cut out cliffs, rock spots, with the strange silhouettes, attack of the waves against the ruins of the fort of the clash (ornament of the beach) are  varied aspects of an infinite beauty.

The cliffs are extended towards the south until Equihen, while passing by Alprech and Ningles. And all this Crete shredded by the violence of the waves, in particular the days of storm, leaves an austere impression of site, savage even which offers to the photographers a multitude stereotypes and to the painters a broad palette.


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The park of cliff, a terrace on the sea

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 Between the entry and the cliff, a succession of routes was drawn,  the access a style " public gardens " then more and more " countrymen " , the result is better effect: you will contemplate nature which surrounds you, since the sea with far until the small blackberries which play " hide-and-seek " in the hedges. Ponds also were arrange. Largest, (7000 m2) places itself in an excavation of the old sandstone careers where water of several sources meets This pond was immediately adopted by the migratory birds with the great joy of the ornithologists. Ducks, swans black elected residence like " there; carps of love " white (fish considered as genuine weeding biological).

The another smaller artificial lake was imagined to allow the model makers  to exert their art and with the trout fishermen of " to tease the pin ". In the part remained wild, some trees which " amuse " were safeguarded a such " apple tree in full wind " sheltered in a hollow of the ground, or the aubépinier, senior of this space. Several species d' there will be also found; wild orchises (orchis mottled or orchis male), of the reeds, the carex, the argousiers or other sloes.

" Mister the wind " seize these places sometimes and then offers imposing spectacles with the sea like backdrop. Some storms caused damage sometimes, just as the spray and their luggage of salt that you can find the crystallized in the veins of the sheets which agitate with the least breeze. The association of the colors is quite simply fairy-like: tender green with the clear gray, the nuances pastels sometimes coloured of mauve, white, yellow is spread at the time d' a ceaseless ballet.

The park of cliff is a corner of paradise: ground of stunt bike, swings, toboggans, mini golf. arranged part of giant fossils and skeletons of dinosaur are as much of center of the interest. Asses, ponies, goats and sheep with complete freedom will not miss  to attract the curiosity of small and large. The ornithological observation and the kitchen garden with its aromatic beans, pumpkins, plants supplement the teaching aspect of this field, where cohabit in perfect harmony: NATURE, SEA AND WIND.


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The Fort of the Clash? Napoleonean vestige

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 The Fort of the Clash was built in 1803 by Napoleon Bonaparte in the aim of protection by the surd damping of the flotilla of the Camp of Boulogne, in the forecast of an unloading in England.

Napoleon Bonaparte raised the camp in 1805, and it had to be waited the second world war so that the fort finds its utility militaite. The Fort of lthe Clash became today a site moulier.

The " gathering of mussels is a true local tradition for the portelois and makes the joy of many tourists in visit on the commune.


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The site of Alprech, privileged station of watch

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The site of Alprech is since the Antiquity regarded as a privileged station of defense and watchtower. It shelters since 1842 its headlight which remained in place until the second world war. This last will be set up in 1975, then entirely automated again in 1985


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