Wissant tourism and travel guide
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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.
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).
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
- 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)
- Column of the Grand Army (16km)
Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)
- Gravelines (35km)
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)
- Le Touquet (41km)
- Loon-Plage (41km)
Geography and distances
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
For driving distances to Wissant from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.
This page in French: Visiter Wissant