What to do in Wissant this weekend?

The scenery around Wissant and on the Opal Coast always delights lovers of wide open spaces and photography.

Spend a dream weekend in Wissant

Wissant beach is one of the most romantic places on the Opal Coast and in the Pas-de-Calais area. You'll find some lovely walks along the coast there, with views of Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez! It's the ideal beach to spend a great day with your family: your kids playing by the water side while you improve your tan on the warm sand. If you're wondering what to do this weekend in Wissant, start by organising an afternoon on the beach!

Sports enthusiasts can do a bit of kitesurfing or learn to paddle-board. You love going on walks to discover some lovely landscapes? So, head for the Wissant seawall which stretches out for 500 metres and offers a wonderful view of the two Caps. There are also several hiking trails around Wissant, which you can explore on foot or by bike. Gentle downhill runs, exceptional panoramic views, views of the marshes, going up northwards from Cap Gris-Nez … Your weekend in Wissant will not be long enough to explore all of the region's paths. When you come back to visit Nausicaá, plan another stopover in Wissant!

Maritime traditions in Wissant

The Flobart (flatboat) Festival is held during the last weekend of August in Wissant. The whole district comes together to celebrate traditional fishing. Lovely sea- and flobart-related exhibitions are held in the streets, and you'll be able to taste some of the delicious local produce. In the evening, sea shanties and folk songs ring out around the heart of the village. This is the ideal weekend to really soak up the spirit of the region. You'll also be able to go to the evening farmers' market,which is held every Friday at the end of the afternoon from April to September.

Wissant is just 22 km from Boulogne-sur-Mer. If you want to discover the local architecture, you'll enjoy a visit to the Boulogne sailors' typical old quarter.

Find the best accommodation for your stay in Wissant

What with its guest houses, apartments, hotels and Gîtes de France, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a place to stay in the Wissant area. You'll be charmed by Le Canville, a fully renovated typical old farmhouse. Situated 4.50 km from the Nausicaá aquarium, the establishment offers you an unforgettable stay in the heart of nature and close to the sea. There's even a heated indoor swimming pool! You'll also love the Alex Factory guest rooms, a house situated in the village of Wierre-Effroy, just 18 minutes from Wissant. With its regional cooking, zen space, sauna and fixed-menu meals, you're sure to really feel at home there.

And why not book a weekend in a modern hotel in the heart of the Opal Coast? Located in Coquelles and surrounded by a 4-hectares park, the Holiday Inn offers you a fitness centre, swimming pool and traditional restaurant. If you prefer to stay directly in Boulogne-sur-Mer, the Résidence Evancy is the ideal place to set out from to explore the town's historic centre. You'll have a lovely view of the port, and you'll be able to get to Wissant in 20 minutes by car.

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