Wissant tourism and travel guide

Photo of Wissant in Pas-de-Calais

Visit Wissant: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Wissant is a small seaside town in the north of France which is very popular for surfing and kitesurfing.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Wissant. For detailed visitor information see the Wissant travel guide.

Wissant 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: Wissant is 231 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Wimereux at 13 km and Nausicaa at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Wissant, 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 Wissant 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 Wissant

Markets in and near Wissant

  • Ambleteuse: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Calais: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (16km)
  • Coulogne: market Monday (17km)
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Ardres: market Thursday (23km)
  • Desvres: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Audruicq: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Grand-Fort-Philippe: market Monday (34km)
  • Gravelines: market Sunday & Friday (35km)
  • Camiers: market Thursday & Monday (35km)

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

Tourist attractions near Wissant, France

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


  • Nausicaa - Centre national de la mer (17km)
  • Mareis (40km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (16km)
  • Beffroi de Boulogne-sur-Mer (Belfries of Belgium and France) (18km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (35km)

National Monuments

  • Column of the Grand Army (16km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (23km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cap Gris-Nez (5km)
  • Cap Blanc-Nez (6km)
  • Dunes d'Écault (26km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (32km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Baie de Canche (37km)
  • 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 (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Wissant

Canton: Marquise

Arrondissement: Boulogne-sur-Mer

Department: Pas-de-Calais

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 62179

Distance to Wissant

from Arras (prefecture): 103 km

from Paris: 231 km

from Calais: 16 km

from Nice: 903 km

from Bordeaux: 692 km

from Strasbourg: 507 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Audembert, Audinghen, Escalles, Hervelinghen, Leubringhen, Leulinghen-Bernes, Saint-Inglevert and Tardinghen.

This page in French: Visiter Wissant