Sangatte tourism and travel guide

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Visit Sangatte: highlights and tourist information

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Sangatte is situated in the Pas-de-Calais department and Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north of France at 103 kilometres from Arras, the department capital (general information: Sangatte is 236 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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)

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

Tourist attractions near Sangatte, France

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


  • Nausicaa - Centre national de la mer (26km)

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

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