Every year, Maréis, the sea fishing discovery center, offers to all the public to learn how to prepare local sea products.
Committed since 2001 to promote the practice of fishing in Etapl and Boulogne, Maréis offers a unique opportunity in the Opal Coast to understand the job of a fisherman thanks to guided tours by former sailors.
In addition to the visits, Maréis organizes culinary workshops with local chefs to learn how to cook seafood. Each week, an original recipe is proposed and each participant makes the recipe himself, under the guidance of the Chef.

What are the targets?

All audiences

How will your project contribute to promoting the gastronomy of the Hauts-de-France region?

There are many prejudices about seafood cooking. However, once cooked, they are among the finest and most popular recipes of the gastronomic heritage of Hauts-de-France. By proposing our culinary workshops, we offer the opportunity to break down prejudices about the preparation of seafood products. We also strive to make our workshops accessible to all, by offering them at affordable rates.
Mackerel, scallops, herring, these products of our coasts are highlighted during our workshops. During these workshops, we also want to educate on the seasonality of the species, on we also want to share the way they were fished, and the artisanal sector from which they come.

Maréis, sea fishing discovery center

Located in Étaples-sur-mer, in a former fishing net factory (called a “rope factory”)
(called a “rope factory”), on a total surface of 2 000 m2, Maréis allows visitors to
visitors to learn about a little-known profession in the Hauts-de-France region, that of
fisherman. In Maréis, the visitor is plunged into the heart of the life of the fishermen of Etaplois, through magnificent reconstructions and large aquariums.