8 days in Wissant Itinerary

8 days in Wissant Itinerary

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Wissant is a seaside commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.GeographyWissant is a fishing port and farming village located approximately 18km north of Boulogne, 16km west-southwest of Calais, 36km southeast of Dover, 53km west-southwest of Dunkirk, 66km from the Belgian coast, 191km north of Le Havre, 523km northeast of Brest, and 231km north of Paris, at the junction of the D238 and the D940 roads, on the English Channel coast.HistoryLocated at the eastern end of a lagoon formed by a storm-breach of the coastal dunes, probably in the mid-10th century, Wissant has been a fishing village for a millennium: along with Audresselles it is the last fishing village in France to use a traditional method of fishing using a wooden boat called a flobart and was in the Middle Ages a major port for embarkation for England: In a mid-11th century Life of St. Get out of town with these interesting Wissant side-trips: Ardres (Lac d'Ardres & Eurolac), Musee de la Ceramique a Desvres (in Desvres) and Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club (in Lumbres). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cap Blanc-Nez, brush up on your military savvy at Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, get your game on at Bal Parc, and take an in-depth tour of Musee 39-45.

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If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Lille-Lesquin Airport, Paris Beauvais TillĂ© Airport and Deauville-Saint-Gatien Airport. July in Wissant sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wissant

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ardres, Ambleteuse, Tournehem-sur-la-Hem, Guines, Coquelles
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Cap Blanc-Nez ©
Cap Blanc-Nez
Majestic Wine Calais- Coquelles ©
Majestic Wine Calais- Coquelles
Wissant Beach ©
Wissant Beach