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.

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

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.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Wissant in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Wimereux at 13 km and Nausicaa at 17 km.

Wissant, France: places to visit and attractions

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 6 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez guide


at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Wimereux guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Nausicaa guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Boulogne-sur-Mer guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nord department

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

See Gravelines guide
Le Touquet

Le Touquet

Seaside resort at 41 km (direction south)

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

See Le Touquet guide


at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Omer guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-east)

The historic centre of the fortified town of Montreuil is lovely to...

See Montreuil-sur-Mer guide

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

Arrange a visit to Wissant

Arrange a visit to Wissant

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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

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


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

Wissant is in the north of France at 103 kilometres from Arras, the department capital (general information: Wissant is 231 kilometres from Paris).

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