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Escalles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Escalles in Pas-de-Calais

Photo is of Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez at 1 km from Escalles

Visit Escalles: highlights and tourist information

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Escalles is situated in the Pas-de-Calais department and Hauts-de-France region.

Attractions in Escalles

The Cap Blanc-Nez and the Cap Gris-Nez are classified as Grand sites de France for their beauty.: Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Popular places to visit nearby include Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez at 1 km and Wissant at 5 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Escalles, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Escalles in Hauts-de-France.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Scenery less than one km (direction north-north-west)

The Cap Blanc-Nez and the Cap Gris-Nez are classified as...

See Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez guide


at 5 km (direction west-south-west)

Wissant is a small seaside town in the north...

See Wissant guide


at 18 km (direction south-west)

Wimereux is a seaside town with a fine selection of Belle...

See Wimereux guide


Seaside resort at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

The old town with its ramparts, castle and ancient streets are...

See Boulogne-sur-Mer guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

Nausicaa is a large aquarium and sea life centre...

See Nausicaa guide


at 30 km (direction east), in the Nord department

The principal attraction at Gravelines is the fortifications, built by the Spanish...

See Gravelines guide


at 43 km (direction east-south-east)

The attractive centre of Saint-Omr is one of the...

See Saint-Omer guide
Le Touquet

Le Touquet

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction south-south-west)

Upmarket Le Touquet is probably the most popular of the coastal...

See Le Touquet guide


at 57 km (direction east-south-east)

Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight...

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Pas-de-Calais

Map of places to visit near Escalles


Markets in and near Escalles

  • Calais: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (11km)
  • Coulogne: market Monday (12km)
  • Ambleteuse: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Ardres: market Thursday (20km)
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Audruicq: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Grand-Fort-Philippe: market Monday (29km)
  • Desvres: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Gravelines: market Sunday & Friday (30km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (34km)

More information about Escalles, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Escalles, France

What to do at Escalles? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Escalles.


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (11km)
  • Beffroi de Boulogne-sur-Mer (Belfries of Belgium and France) (23km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (30km)

National Monuments

  • Column of the Grand Army (21km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (24km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cap Blanc-Nez (1km)
  • Cap Gris-Nez (11km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (27km)
  • Dunes d'Écault (30km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Baie de Canche (42km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Loon-Plage (37km)
  • Grande-Synthe (43km)
  • Le Touquet (45km)

Geography and distances

Escalles is in the north of France at 103 kilometres from Arras, the department capital (general information: Escalles is 234 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Escalles

Canton: Calais-Nord-Ouest

Arrondissement: Calais

Department: Pas-de-Calais

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 62179

Distance to Escalles

from Arras (prefecture): 103 km

from Paris: 234 km

from Calais: 11 km

from Nice: 904 km

from Bordeaux: 697 km

from Strasbourg: 505 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Escalles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonningues-les-Calais, Hervelinghen, Peuplingues, Saint-Inglevert, Sangatte, Tardinghen and Wissant.

This page in French: Visiter Escalles

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