Le Pré Catelan
Opal Coast

for Brownies and Guides

About Le Pré Catelan

A rural French getaway in the heart of the Opal Coast, our residential centre, Le Pré Catelan, is a great location to give your Brownies and Guides a truly authentic experience of France and French culture.

Less than an hour’s drive from Calais, near the small coastal town of Hardelot-Plague, Le Pré Catelan offers a cosy, home-away-from-home atmosphere. The private grounds have lots of space to unwind in after a busy day exploring, and there are adventure activities here and at the beach, 10 minutes walk away, for you and your girls to try out.

There’s plenty to explore nearby, including Boulogne market, a traditional bakery, Aqualud Waterpark and La Coupole WWII museum.

After a busy day out and about, you and your girls can relax in our comfortable accommodation.


  • Groups - Multi-bedded rooms, each with a wash basin. Toilets are on each floor and in the newly refurbished separate shower and toilet block.
  • Leaders - Twin or triple en suite rooms with hot drink facilities.


  • On-site activity bases
  • Spacious dining room
  • Leaders’ lounge with complimentary tea and coffee
  • Private gardens and grounds
  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi for Party Leaders

Activities available

The grounds at Le Pré Catelan offer a fantastic choice of free adventure activities for you and your group to take advantage of whilst on centre.

The nearby beach also offers even more activities to try out - it's a great way to pack even more adventure and fun into your trip to the Opal Coast.

See the evening entertainment on offer at Le Pré Catelan.

Select an activity for a full description


Our centres in northern France offer a fantastic range of delicious food choices for you and your group to enjoy. We source fresh, regional produce whenever we can and you’ll always find a cultural flavour to our menus. Our aim is to ensure your group leaves feeling full and happy. If a member of your group has a specific dietary requirement or is particularly choosy about what they eat, we will always prepare something suitable. And if they’d like some more to eat, we can offer alternatives and extra food.

Encouraging healthy eating
You’ll always find a good selection of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables on offer every day. A range of salads is available at lunch and dinner time and fresh fruit is available at every meal.

A Continental feel
We like to provide a balance by providing food which is familiar but also by giving you an opportunity to try food with a distinctly French flavour too – why not try some snails?

Enjoy your food
We strive to provide nutritious meals wherever you are eating them – as well as a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. So, whether you’re in the surroundings of our clean and pleasant dining rooms or on the banks of a river, enjoy your food with PGL!

Food at Le Pré Catelan for Brownies and Guides

View our sample menus for centres in northern France:
English version, French version

Sample Day

Sample day for Brownies and Guides at Le Pré Catelan
Schedule Activities
07.00 - 09.00 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead.
09.15 - 12.30 Morning activities - Excursions or Activity Sessions.
12.30 - 14.00 Your choice of packed lunch on centre or out on a day trip.
14.15 - 17.30 Afternoon activities - Excursions or Activity Sessions.
18.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different menu each day.
19.00 - 21.00  The evening entertainment programme keeps your group engaged until bedtime - at Le Pré Catelan we'll incorporate a French flavour.
21.00 / 21.30 Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's and prepare to do it all over again tomorrow!