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National Nature Reserve Platier Oye - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Route des Dunes, 62215 Oye-Plage, France

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About National Nature Reserve Platier Oye

The Platier d'Oye National Nature Reserve is a national nature reserve located by the sea in Pas-de-Calais. Classified in 1987, it extends over 391 ha and protects a set of coastal environments favorable to migratory avifauna. One of the outstanding location with rich biodiversity and Protected dune with lakes and tidal flats, which should give the necessary rest to many birds and other living beings.

Attractions Near National Nature Reserve Platier Oye

Calais Lighthouse
Calais Lighthouse14.72km from National Nature Reserve Platier Oye

A huge majestic lighthouse which was located in the residential streets near the Port of Calais and is a significant landmark as well as a navigational aid to ships and ferries using the Straits of Dover. It was around 523 metres high and it has octagonal shape outside and round inside. This beautiful lighthouse has been started in the year of 1848 and was electrified in 1883. It has faced several wars and after the second world war, it has been fully automated. It was now classified as a histo

City of Lace and Fashion
City of Lace and Fashion14.72km from National Nature Reserve Platier Oye

The City of Lace and Fashion is a beautiful museum which was located at Pas de Calais in northern France which was a museum for lace. It is one of the two museums in France which celebrates machine lace making. It is also an anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

Église catholique Notre-Dame de Calais
Église catholique Notre-Dame de Calais14.89km from National Nature Reserve Platier Oye

The Church of Our Lady of Calais dated xiv th and xvi th centuries. It has been classified as a historical monument since 1913. A rectangular-shaped church with two front towers for the entrance. During the revolution, the church was transformed into a temple dedicated to the cult of Reason and into a warehouse to then be returned to Catholic worship in 1802. Now it is one of the main pilgrimage centers in this area and also a nice tourist attraction.

The Watchtower
The Watchtower15.08km from National Nature Reserve Platier Oye

A beautiful and majestic 13th-century watchtower which was located at Place d'Armes behind the Hotel de Ville in Calais, Northern France. It was been used as a lighthouse till 1848, then it becomes a watchtower. it also served as a military post in the first world war. One of the good locations to visit in this place which gives an idea about the history of France and its architectural intelligence.

Blockhaus d'Éperlecques
Blockhaus d'Éperlecques20.84km from National Nature Reserve Platier Oye

A huge bunker which was built during the time of the second world war by the Nazi army. The bunker was never completed as a result of the repeated bombing by the British and United States air forces. It is now part of a museum, near Saint-Omer in the northern Pas-de-Calais département of France. Today, the bunker is preserved as part of a privately owned museum that presents the history of the site and the German V-weapons program. It has been protected as a historical monument.

Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine de Dunkerque
Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine de Dunkerque23.47km from National Nature Reserve Platier Oye

Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine de Dunkerque is a contemporary art museum made up of a building and a sculpture garden. it preserves a very rich collection of more than 1,500 works, mirrors of the 1940s and 1980s, including Circus by Karel Appel, Car Crash by Andy Warhol or Valise Expansion by César, works presented alternately depending on the exhibition schedule. The collection is enriched with the aim of covering all contemporary creation from 1945 to the present day.

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Discover More Attractions in Hauts-de-France, Where National Nature Reserve Platier Oye Is Located

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Hauts de France is the northernmost region of France. It is a popular tourist destination for visitors traveling to see the battlefields and memorials associated with the First and Second World Wars. The region also features many cultural and architectural treasures, majestic belfries that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, castles,Gothic cathedralsa and beautiful landscapes.