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Cap Gris Nez, Audinghen

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Cap Gris-Nez (literally “cape grey nose;” Koap Zwartenesse  (West Flemish)) is a cape on the Côte d'Opale in the Pas-de-Calais département in northern France.

It is between Wissant and Audresselles, in the commune of Audinghen.

The cliffs of the cape are the closest point of France to England – 34 km (21 mi) from their English counterparts at Dover. Smothered in sea pinks and thrift, the cliffs are a perfect vantage point to see hundreds of ships, from oil tankers to little fishing trawlers, plying the waters below. On a clear day, the emblematic white cliffs of Dover on the English shore can be seen.

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  • The closest point in France to England. A pleasant walk from a car park to the lighthouse and the coast which overlooks the White Cliffs if Dover and - less easy to see - Dungeness. Fantastic views...  more »
  • Cap Gris Nez is a very worthwhile detour from the route to Calais. Very fine views across the channel and up and down the coast, with several viewing platforms. Plentiful interesting displays...  more »
  • Don't miss this place when you are in thexarea. Although a bit windy, the view is magnificent especially in a sunny day!
  • A hidden spot with fantastic view, went there twice and never got enough of it.
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