OK, so you have just finished a lovely meal at one of the many restaurants in Rue de Lille.
But you are feeling a bit bloated, and need to ‘walk off’ some of those calories that you have just consumed. Hopefully it is a nice evening, with a pleasant warm breeze in the air.
The walls surrounding the old town makes a lovely evening walk. There are spotlights around the perimeter, lighting up walls and surrounding area.
I love the way the trees make shadows on the walls.
You also get a lovely view of the cathedral and the entrances to the old town.
You also have a view of the main part of the surrounding street, and lights from the rest of the town.
Just away from the wall, part of the walk has park areas, which are beautifully lit up at night.
Around here, you will see a replica of an old boat, and a pyramid structure with a man standing on top. Hard to see this clearly at night, so better come back during the day.
This is a statue to the Egyptologist, Auguste Mariette, who was from Boulogne. No I had never heard of him before visiting Boulogne too. If you are interested, here is his Wikipedia page.
Day or night, a walk around the perimeter of the old town is great. During the day, you also have the option to walk around the top of the ramparts. (The rampart walk is closed at night). I will do this another time, and show you all another time. Keep posted.