Sangatte

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

TownSangatteBlériot-Plage at 110 m
Insee code62774Coquelles at 3.2 km
Postcode62231Peuplingues at 3.6 km
Latitude50.9466960Escalles at 4.4 km
Longitude1.7566650Fréthun at 5.8 km
AltitudeFrom 0 to 151 metersBonningues-lès-Calais at 6.4 km
Surface14.28 km²Nielles-lès-Calais at 6.8 km
Population4843 inhabitantsCalais at 7.2 km
Density339 inhabitants/km²Saint-Tricat at 7.8 km
National labelHervelinghen at 7.8 km
Chief townArras (at 117 km, 68 min)Saint-Inglevert at 8 km
DepartmentPas-de-CalaisPihen-lès-Guînes at 8.6 km
RegionNord-Pas-de-CalaisSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

The first centuries of the strategic situation Sangatte was already known to the early centuries of our era as the city, then known as the "Sclives", was the culmination of an important Gallo-Roman road, which still exists Today, the path of Leulène. It crosses the "Black-hopping" and connects Peuplingues.

Major events: the recent history of the town was well marked by its unique geographical position as it enjoyed in its territory, in a little less than a century, two attempts at digging a tunnel under the Channel, the digging the gigantic manhole, the first fruits of the tunnel current course and the first crossing of the Channel by Louis Blériot.

The feat of July 25, 1909: so that in 1909 the town of Sangatte Blériot-Plage entered history. Springing from a plain which is now the College, the famous aviator, Louis Blériot crossed the Channel for the first time in 37 minutes. This tremendous feat was a springboard to notoriety Sangatte Blériot-Plage and allowed him to enter the first letters of nobility. A stele was erected in Bleriot-Plage in memory of this victory. Another statue is on the road course, that of Hubert Latham, the unsuccessful competitor of Louis Blériot who also tried to cross the strait in an airplane.

The Channel Tunnel: officially opened May 6, 1994, the Channel Tunnel (or Eurotunnel) linking France to England in 35 minutes, measuring over 50 km long, 8 feet wide and has in fact two separate tunnels, one for each direction of movement and a central service tunnel. After several failed attempts, including that of Napoleon in 1875 wells along the cliffs Sangatte and the latest in 1973 the idea of digging a tunnel under the Channel was relaunched in 1984. Of the four proposals, the closest project in 1973 was chosen, which was announced January 2, 1986. The British and French governments signed the same year the Treaty enshrining this solution. For years, an impressive site stands a few hundred yards from the church Sangatte, including the manhole, which is now used for ventilation. Today, the Eurotunnel shuttles transport every day by all time thousands of passengers and hundreds of trucks in terms of comfort and optimum safety. Find more information on the history of this site on the website of the Association of Builders of the Channel Tunnel.

At the gate of the Parc Naturel des Caps et Marais d'Opale, between Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer, Sangatte Blériot-Plage, a charming small resort located in the heart of an exceptional natural environment, home to the majestic Cape Blanc Nez.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The resort Sangatte Bleriot-Plage
  • The Cap Blanc Nez:
  • Listed site since 1987, he has kept his wild side and combining authentic, in a beautiful harmony, land, sea and sky.
  • The operation "Grand National Site 2 Caps" being conducted and which aims to preserve this environment requires work. Parking areas will be established to regulate the many visitors and secure the premises, which are certainly the most surprising to discover in the Nord Pas de Calais.
  • The imposing cliffs of Cap Blanc Nez rises to 134 meters. Vantage point of vessel traffic in the strait, the summit offers stunning views of the English cliffs and the coast towards Calais and Cape Gris Nez. Over a million visitors eager for fresh air and wide open crowd each year to enjoy the scenery and the natural character of this essential site of the Opal Coast.
  • The stele Louis Bleriot: located on the RD 940 in the village of Bleriot-Plage, this stele was erected by the aérolub de France in memory of Louis Blériot, the famous aviator.
  • A monument in memory of Hubert Latham advocates proudly out of Sangatte, just before the Cap Blanc Nez.
  • The Black Mottes: on the heights of Sangatte, paths dot the place that connects the town to Peuplingues and majestic site of Cap Blanc Nez. The followers of hiking and mountain biking are feasting on the green lung of the coastline.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Sangatte
Leisure centresBeach of Blériot-Plage,   Beach of Sangatte
MonumentsFort Lapin,   Fort Nieulay
Natural sitesCape Blanc-Nez

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Flea of Sangatte: last weekend of June
  • Ball and fireworks at Sangatte: July 13
  • Rummage Sale, Dance and Fireworks: August 16
  • Numerous summer events
  • Motocross on the last Sunday of July

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WEATHER

Friday 18 April
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Min. 7°C - Max. 9°C
Saturday 19 April
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Min. 6°C - Max. 12°C
Sunday 20 April
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RESTAURANTS

 
Italian restaurantLa Tagliatella Coquelles   NEW
Coquelles
NEW ADDRESS - The Tagliatella continues its expansion in the North this time with Coquelles, a few kilometers from Calais, more precisely in Cité Europe shopping center. True to its...
Located 4.1 km from Sangatte26 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAquar'Aile  
9.4
Calais
Located on the 4th floor of the residence 'Les Ridens' of waterfront Calais, Aquaraile, panoramic restaurant, invites you to discover the views of the harbor and the sea Throughout...
Located 5.5 km from Sangatte43 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAu Côte d'Argent  
8.8
Calais
Discover the restaurant Au Côte d'Argent, facing the sea and the dam of Calais. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the incessant Channel traffic. All team hotel welcomes you warmly wise cuisine...
Located 6.5 km from Sangatte35 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 5 bedroomsKerloan    
9.6
Sangatte
Kerloan is located 50 m from a beautiful beach and only 5 km from Cap Blanc Nez. Our house has 5 bedrooms, all equipped with shower and toilet. Garden and terrace to the south, private...
Located in SangatteFrom 72 € to 112 € the double room 
Manor house with 5 bedroomsLa grand'Maison    
8.9
Escalles
The Grand'Maison is a beautiful farm with trees and flowers typical of the region, originally 1633, with its center in a loft old buildings 18 ° -19 ° S.   Located at the foot of the...
Located 4.3 km from SangatteFrom 70 € to 90 € the double room 
Villa with 4 bedroomsVilla 'vent d'bout'  
Blériot-Plage
We welcome you to 'vent end', our villa, which we created in early 2007, three guest rooms in the marine atmosphere. Arranged on the second floor, each guest room has a bathroom with...
Located 5.1 km from SangatteFrom 75 € to 82 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 6 personsHouse for 6 persons
Wissant
Nice house with a capacity of six persons, three bedrooms, fully fenced garden overlooking the woods. Excellent comfort and very good equipment. Gas central heating and wood burning...
Located 9.9 km from SangatteFrom 475 € to 750 € per week 
Farm for 6 personsFarm for 6 persons
Ferques
House of character out of stone with closed garden of 1100 m². Tout comfort.
Located 12.3 km from Sangatte400 € per week 
House for 6 personsGite pres de wissant
Audinghen
The cottages of warincthun are on a horse farm with animals; Vietnamese pig, pygmy goats, rabbits, chickens, geese, horses and ponies, hiking trail that leads to 120 gr Trail Opal Coast....
Located 14.5 km from SangatteFrom 280 € to 500 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
87 places over 2 haLes epinettes    
9.2
Peuplingues
At the bottom of a small valley, surrounded by meadows, an ideal place for rest and relaxation. Thanks to its proximity (3 km) all activities related to the sea are possible. You can...
Located 3.9 km from SangatteFrom 12.40 € to 13.40 € per day 
50 places over 1 haCamping Municipal 'Les Sapins'    
8.8
La Capelle-lès-Boulogne
Common Capelle les Boulogne, a village of over 1,500 souls, with shops, grocery, butcher, bakery, hairdresser, doctor's office... Backed by the forest 'Forêt de Boulogne' where many...
Located 24 km from SangatteFrom 5 € to 6 € per day 

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HOTELS

La Maison Blanche - Hotel in SangatteLa Maison Blanche    
8.3
Sangatte
This guest house is 20 metres from the sea and is located at the foot of the famous chalk cliffs at Cape Blanc Nez. It offers a garden and a BBQ area with outdoor tables. A flat-screen...
Located in SangatteRoom from 67 €
Le Deltaplane - Hotel in SangatteLe Deltaplane    
6.4
Sangatte
Located in Blériot Plage, Le Deltaplane is just 150 metres from the beach and 3 km from Calais centre. It offers basic accommodation, equipped with TV and free Wi-Fi access. Le Deltaplane’s...
Located in SangatteRoom from 40 €
Kyriad Calais Sud - Coquelles - Hotel in SangatteKyriad Calais Sud - Coquelles     
7.7
Coquelles
Kyriad Hotel Calais Sud - Coquelles is located just 3 kilometres from the Calais city centre and is close to the Euro Tunnel. It offers friendly service and free parking. Rooms are...
Located 3.4 km from SangatteRoom from 39 €

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Hôtel Résidence du Golf
Located opposite the beach at Calais, only 800 metres from the town centre, this hotel is near the ferry terminal and offers well-equipped accommodation...
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Holiday Inn Calais Coquelles
The Holiday Inn Calais Coquelles is located 5.2 km from Calais-Fréthun Eurostar Train Station and just 2.3 km from the Eurotunnel...
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