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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“Cap Blanc-Nez (literally "Cape White Nose" in English is a cape on the Côte d'Opale, in the Pas-de-Calais département, in northern France. The cliffs of chalk are very similar to the white cliffs of Dover at the other side of the Channel in England. Cap Blanc-Nez does not protrude into the sea like a typical cape, but is a high point where a chalk ridge has been truncated by the sea, forming a cliff that is topped by the obelisk of the Dover Patrol Monument, commemorating the Dover Patrol which kept the Channel free from U-boats during World War I. Cap Blanc-Nez was a vital measuring point for the eighteenth-century trigonometric survey linking the Paris Observatory with the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Sightings were made across the English Channel to Dover Castle and Fairlight Windmill on the South Downs. This Anglo-French Survey was led in England by General William Roy. A few miles southwest of the 134m high Cap Blanc-Nez is the taller Cap Gris-Nez, the nearest point on mainland Europe to Great Britain. Cap Blanc Nez and Cap Gris Nez are separated by a ten-kilometre stretch of coastline known as the Grand Site des Deux Caps, one of the 41 sites in France (including the Pointe du Raz in Brittany, the marshlands of Poitou or Mont Ventoux in Provence) to have been awarded this prestigious label. Managed according to the principles of sustainable development, Cap Blanc Nez has also been designated a “Natura 2000” special protection area by the European Union. As well as enjoying the sea air and appreciating the flora and fauna, you can also feast your eyes on the Straits of Dover, with Great Britain so close on the other side. The continual procession of ships never ceases to amaze, with the cross-channel ferries and the huge commercial vessels further out to sea. Linking the Atlantic to the great ports of Northern Europe (Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg, Dunkirk etc.), this is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. This volume of sea traffic is watched over by the CROSS Gris Nez Marine Nationale (Coastguard) station, the strait’s eyes and ears! Cap Blanc Nez is an hour's drive from De Panne. You definitely shouldn't miss it. Go for a lovely walk on the cliffs with great views! At low tide, you may take an easy trail down to the beach. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Centre commercial et loisirs à coquelles à proximité du tunnel sous la manche (20 minutes par l'autoroute)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Toutes les marques de la mode à -30% toute l'année large parking gratuit :Nike addidas les galeries lafayette ikks hugo Boss ,Bensimon,Desagual etc...”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Station
“toutes les marques y sont représentées. Espace shopping restos + cinéma très moderne ... ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Très beau centre commercial où on trouve de grandes enseignes, restaurants et hypermarché Carrefour.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
  • 1 local recommends
Campground
“La Côte d’Opale est une région côtière française, située en face des falaises du sud-est de l’Angleterre, bordant la Manche et la mer du Nord.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Le Cap Blanc Nez est l'un des plus beaux sites naturels côtiers français. Le site est très bien aménagé et sécurisé pour les ballades en famille. Il existe autour du cap de nombreux chemins balisés dont les principaux longent la côte en surplombant les falaises qui au plus haut culmine à 134 mètres.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“The Citadel, located on the Avenue Roger Salengro, was built between 1560 and 1571 on the site of a former medieval castle which was built in 1229 by Philippe de Hureprel.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Supérette située à 300m du logement, vous y trouverez tout le nécessaire. Les horaires sont très larges (7h-22h) et il y a un rayon dédié aux bières locales et régionales !”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
  • 2 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
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Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends