Cap Blanc Nez

The Cap Blanc Nez is a cape located at Escalles in Pas-de-Calais, 10km away from the town of Calais and around 25km from Boulogne-sur-Mer. It is France’s northernmost cliff.

The cliffs, which are 134m high, are made of white chalk and stand above a rocky shore.

10 km in the south is the Cap Gris-Nez, which forms with the Cap Blanc Nez the Grand Site des Deux Caps labelled “Grand Site de France” since 2011.

At the top of the cliffs, you can see on one side the colourful hinterland. On the other side, admire the Strait of Pas-de-Calais, the Bay of Wissant and by sunny day you can even hope to spot the English coasts.

Do not miss the majestic sunsets which attract painters and photographers.

 

Leisures and visits nearby

The small village of Escalles is known for its famous Cap Blanc Nez but also its beach of shingles and fine sand (only 600m away from the hotel). Some of the surrounding hiking and cycling tracks will lead you to the top of the cliffs.

The village of Escalles is the best starting point for hiking lovers

Follow the 90km long GR 120 track which leads you along the whole Côte d’Opale from the top of the cliffs.

A region steeped in history. 

Dive back into a rich and tormented past by visiting the museums of the region.

Several museums are located near the hotel, each of them centred on a specific theme such as World Wars, Art or the famous Dentelle de Calais.

Take the time to discover Europe’s biggest aquarium, Nausicaa.

Find more information by clicking the below images:

Site Web Grand Site des Deux Caps
Site Web de la Cité de la Dentelle
Site Web Aquarium Nausicaa
Site Web Office de Tourisme Calais

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