Explore the Magic of the Opal Coast

Immerse yourself in a world of wonders along the Côte d’Opale, where 120 km of sandy beaches stretch from the Belgian border to the sublime Baie de Somme. This destination offers breathtaking scenery, enchanting hiking trails, unspoilt nature reserves, picturesque fishing villages and towns with authentic charm. The majestic Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez join forces to create the legendary Grand Site des Deux-Caps, a paradise waiting to be discovered.

The Côte d’Opale is much more than an affordable tourist destination, it’s an unforgettable adventure. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the coastline, let the gentle murmur of the waves lull you to sleep, and explore hidden gems with family and friends. Whether you’re a fan of golden beaches, spectacular cliffs or hidden treasures in the hinterland, the Côte d’Opale promises an exceptional experience around every corner. Get ready for an unforgettable escape in this land blessed by nature.

The Jewel of the Opal Coast: Discover the Magic of the Deux-Caps!

When it comes to the Côte d’Opale, the Grand Site des Deux-Caps is a must-see destination. Dreaming of breathtaking landscapes, two majestic Capes, and cliffs facing England? You’ve come to the right place!

Immerse yourself in the wonder of Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez, the region’s natural treasures. These two Capes are the first jewels that visitors are quick to discover when they arrive on the Côte d’Opale. Their cliffs offer breathtaking views, while the proximity of England adds a touch of mystery to this enchanting picture.

Join us for an unforgettable adventure in the Grand Site des Deux-Caps, where nature reveals itself in all its splendour. You can’t visit the Opal Coast without passing through here, so get ready to experience magical moments and create memories to cherish forever.

Discover the White Cliffs Epic: An Eternal Tribute to History!

Perched 134 metres above the sea, the majestic white chalk cliff stands like a beacon of history, visible from afar thanks to its imposing obelisk, the Dover Patrol. The first stone was laid by Marshal Foch on January 26, 1920, and the monument was solemnly inaugurated on July 20, 1922. This symbol pays tribute to the courage of the French and British soldiers who valiantly defended the waters of the Pas-de-Calais Strait during the First World War.

Every year, thousands of visitors and hiking enthusiasts converge on this iconic site. Marked paths, including the famous GR 120, wind along the coast, offering breathtaking views of the beach, the Pas-de-Calais Strait, and on a clear day, the glittering cliffs of England. It’s an adventure for all the senses, an immersion in the history and natural beauty of the Opal Coast. Join us for an experience that will leave you with lasting memories.

Discover Cap Gris-Nez: A Hidden Treasure Only 30 Minutes from Cap Blanc-Nez!

Just 30 minutes south of the majestic Cap Blanc-Nez, towards Boulogne-sur-Mer, lies Cap Gris-Nez, an equally captivating destination. Spotted from afar by its imposing lighthouse, CROSS Gris-Nez, which watches over shipping in the English Channel, this cape offers an exceptional experience.

The cliffs of Cap Gris-Nez reach a height of 49 metres, offering breathtaking views of the English coastline, Cap Blanc-Nez, the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer, the charming village of Wissant nestled between the two capes, and stretches of golden sand. The Sirène beach at Cap Gris-Nez invites you to marvel at the beauty of Wissant Bay and Cap Blanc-Nez. You might even be lucky enough to witness the launch of the flobarts.

At low tide, the beach is transformed into a haven of peace ideal for family vacations, while on the left, imposing rocks delight anglers on foot. From the parking lot, you can follow the GR120 hiking trail along the coast to Tardinghen and Wissant, allowing you to explore this corner of paradise at your own pace.

Discover Mont de Couple: A breathtaking panorama of the Opal Coast

Located in the heart of the Grand Site des 2 Caps, Mont de Couple offers one of the most extraordinary views in the region. From this privileged spot, you can contemplate the picturesque hinterland, the charming town of Wissant, and on a clear day, the majestic Pas-de-Calais Strait and the white cliffs of England.

As part of the network of 17 Voluntary Nature Reserves and 3 Nature Reserves in the Nord – Pas de Calais region, Mont de Couple contributes to preserving the diversity of regional ecosystems. This nature reserve is part of a series of protected areas, complementing the region’s efforts to preserve nature.

Perched high above the world’s busiest shipping lane, this place offers an authentic experience, harmoniously blending sea, land, stone and history. Although its summit only reaches 164 meters, the climb along the ridge offers breathtaking panoramas. In winter, the mist adds a mystical dimension to your exploration, while in spring, nature is decked out in a thousand colors.

Once inaccessible to the public due to its strategic use during the war, Mont de Couple is now a biodiversity sanctuary. Orchids, butterflies, grasshoppers, lizards, birds and many other species have thrived here since 1997. Whether you’re looking for winter mountain ambience or the colorful splendor of spring, Mont de Couple invites you to a unique experience of exploration and contemplation.

Coastal walks

“Explore the Natural Treasures of the Parc Naturel Régional des Caps et Marais d’Opale with a Selection of Exceptional Walks and Hikes. Each trail reveals the diversity and beauty of the region’s heritage and natural habitats. You can explore these landscapes of dunes, beaches, hills, valleys, hedged farmland and forests on foot, mountain bike or horseback.”

Discover Wissant : Your Enchanting Destination on the Opal Coast!

Welcome to Wissant, an Opal Coast treasure that promises an unforgettable getaway. This small coastal town, just a stone’s throw from the majestic Cap Blanc-Nez, offers the ideal setting for a memorable vacation.

Relax on its sandy beaches, lulled by the murmur of the waves. Wissant invites you to swim, stroll along the coast and simply enjoy the sunshine. The coastal paths offer breathtaking views, whether you’re a hiking enthusiast or a casual walker. Taste the delights of the sea and regional cuisine. Fresh seafood and local dishes provide an authentic culinary experience. Immerse yourself in the warm atmosphere of this fishermen’s town with its colorful streets and authentic charm. Explore the region’s rich past, from WWII relics to maritime legends. Outdoor sports enthusiasts will find plenty to do, whether surfing, sailing, kite-surfing or other activities.

Whether you’re looking for relaxation, adventure or cultural discovery, Wissant has it all. Come and enjoy an exceptional experience on the Opal Coast. Your stay in Wissant will be synonymous with unforgettable memories and special moments. Don’t delay in discovering the magic of Wissant, an unmissable destination.

Calais, a Port of Character on the Opal Coast

Calais, on the magnificent Côte d’Opale, is a charming town with a unique blend of historic past and modernity. Known above all for its port, Calais has much more to offer visitors.

Calais’s beaches stretch for miles, inviting you to take a relaxing stroll with the endless horizon of the English Channel as a backdrop. These stretches of fine sand are ideal for recharging your batteries. Calais has a rich historical heritage, marked by the remains of the Second World War. The War Museum and bunkers bear witness to the town’s heroic past. You can also visit the Calais lighthouse and Tour du Guet for a panoramic view of the English Channel. The city is a breeding ground for the arts, with art galleries, exhibitions and festivals keeping the local cultural scene alive. Immerse yourself in the region’s creativity and artistic expression. Gastronomy is an integral part of the Calais experience. Local restaurants invite you to savor the delights of fresh seafood and regional dishes. The shopping streets of Calais await you for a shopping spree, while the terraced cafés offer pleasant moments of relaxation.

Calais is much more than just a port – it’s a destination where every street corner tells a story, where every visitor discovers an authentic and memorable experience. Come and explore Calais, a port of character that harmoniously combines its rich past with its promising future on the Opal Coast.

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