Discover some unforgettable walks along the stunning seashore and countryside of the Opal Coast.

Every trail tells a story!


The untamed beauty of the beaches of the Opal Coast and the gently rolling countryside of the Pas-de-Calais were a great inspiration to the Impressionist painters and this holiday you can follow in their footsteps. More experienced walkers have a selection of hiker’s trails to try, many of which hug the exciting coastline and include stretches of deserted sandy beach, marshland teeming with wildlife and cliff-tops that may cause your heart to skip a beat!

If it’s easy afternoon ambles you prefer, then there are plenty of walks in and around Desvres and the neighbouring sleepy villages of Menneville, Saint-Martin Choquel and Samer – just ask at reception and they’ll point you in the right direction or head to the local tourist office in Desvres for more information.

At Le Moulin we go out of way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. After your hike or ramble you will probably be ready to hang up your walking boots and relax.

You can draw yourself a lovely deep bath to soothe those aching feet. Afterwards, you can head to the terrace to take in views with a drink from the bar. You can finish off your day with a lovely, traditional French meal prepared by our chef, Eric.

Walk this way…


Some local walks for you to consider

  • Le Mont Pele/ Hulin: An easy 4.5 km walk that starts in Desvres and takes you past Desvres’ famous Ceramics Museum and local Art Gallery with its local crafts.
  • La Houlette: This rather difficult walk sets out from Desvres and it should take around 4 hours to complete this 15 km walk.
  • Balade du Bas-Blaisel: One for the children, this 6 km walk kicks off from Samer and takes just 1 hour and 30 minutes. Hopefully, you’ll be able to sample the local strawberries!

Explore the coast

  • Calais to Wissant: A 20 km walk of spectacular coastline scenery which includes the Cap-Griz-Nez – on a clear day, you’ll see the White Cliffs of Dover on the other side.
  • Wissant to Wimereux: A 23 km trail that takes you along breath-taking empty beaches, dunes, passes through the pretty resorts of Audresselles and Ambleteuse before reaching the relatively unknown but rather lovely town of Wimereux.
  • Wimereux to Boulogne: A lovely 8 km walk with pleasing views of the Port of Boulogne.

Head to the Nature Parks for more walks to remember

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Other activities




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Take a walk through forests or rolling countryside and explore our coastal pathways...

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Show off your vintage car and find out all the lovely things that Northern France has to offer…

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Horse riding

Horse riding


The Opal Coast is an equestrian’s dream with excellent stables and beautiful countryside to explore...

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Adventurous activities

Adventurous activities


Looking for team-building activities or fancy something a bit different then the Opal Coast has lots to offer...

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Book now for your walking break

At Le Moulin we have a wide range of rooms from which you can choose. We have spacious rooms on the ground floor with disabled access. If you want to bring your pet to stay then we have a room you can share with them too.

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