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Sangatte tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sangatte in Pas-de-Calais

Photo is of Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez at 4 km from Sangatte

Visit Sangatte: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez at 4 km and Wissant at 9 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sangatte, 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 Sangatte 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 at 4 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez guide


at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

Wissant is a small seaside town in the north of France which...

See Wissant guide


at 22 km (direction south-west)

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

See Wimereux guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Boulogne-sur-Mer guide


at 26 km (direction south-west)

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

See Nausicaa guide


at 27 km (direction east), in the Nord department

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

See Gravelines guide


at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

The attractive centre of Saint-Omr is one of the best towns to...

See Saint-Omer guide


at 48 km (direction east), in the Nord department

At Esquelbec you can admire the Flemand style town centre with its...

See Esquelbecq guide
Le Touquet

Le Touquet

Seaside resort at 49 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Le Touquet guide


at 57 km (direction east-south-east)

Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight in Aire-sur-la-Lys...

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sangatte


Markets in and near Sangatte

  • Calais: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (7km)
  • Coulogne: market Monday (10km)
  • Ambleteuse: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Ardres: market Thursday (19km)
  • Audruicq: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Grand-Fort-Philippe: market Monday (26km)
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Gravelines: market Sunday & Friday (27km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Desvres: market Tuesday (31km)

Hotels near Sangatte

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

Tourist attractions near Sangatte, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (7km)
  • Beffroi de Boulogne-sur-Mer (Belfries of Belgium and France) (26km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (27km)
  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (45km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (45km)

National Monuments

  • Column of the Grand Army (25km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (25km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cap Blanc-Nez (4km)
  • Cap Gris-Nez (15km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (23km)
  • Dunes d'Écault (34km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (42km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Baie de Canche (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Loon-Plage (33km)
  • Grande-Synthe (40km)

Geography and distances

Sangatte is in the north of France at 103 kilometres from Arras, the department capital (general information: Sangatte is 236 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sangatte

Canton: Calais-Nord-Ouest

Arrondissement: Calais

Department: Pas-de-Calais

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 62231

Distance to Sangatte

from Arras (prefecture): 103 km

from Paris: 236 km

from Calais: 7 km

from Nice: 906 km

from Bordeaux: 701 km

from Strasbourg: 504 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Coquelles, Escalles, Frethun, Nielles-les-Calais, Peuplingues and Saint-Tricat.

This page in French: Visiter Sangatte

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