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TownSangatteEscalles at 5 km (6 min)
Insee code62774Coquelles at 5.8 km (8 min)
Postcode62231Peuplingues at 7.8 km (10 min)
Latitude50.9466960Calais at 9.1 km (15 min)
Longitude1.7566650Fréthun at 10.7 km (15 min)
AltitudeFrom 0 to 151 metersBonningues-lès-Calais at 10.7 km (12 min)
Surface14.28 km²Wissant at 10.9 km (13 min)
Population4843 inhabitantsNielles-lès-Calais at 11 km (15 min)
Density339 inhabitants/km²Saint-Tricat at 11.2 km (15 min)
National labelHervelinghen at 12.5 km (15 min)
Chief townArras (at 117 km, 68 min)Saint-Inglevert at 12.9 km (12 min)
DepartmentPas-de-CalaisHames-Boucres at 13.1 km (17 min)
RegionNord-Pas-de-CalaisSearch another town


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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.


  • 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


  • 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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Italian restaurantLa Tagliatella 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  
CALAIS - Located on the 4th floor of the residence 'Les Ridens ' Calais waterfront, the Aquaraile, panoramic restaurant, invites you to discover the stunning views of the harbor and...
Located 5.5 km from Sangatte43 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAu Côte d'Argent  
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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House with 5 bedroomsKerloan    
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 
House with 2 bedroomsViolette et bruno    
At the heart of the 2 Caps. Cap Blanc Nez and Gris Nez Caps. Near Wissant and its sandy beach. Violet and Bruno. Prepared two beautiful guest rooms carefully.
Located 12.7 km from SangatteFrom 68 € to 76 € the double room 
House with 1 bedroomLes Glycines    
In an old farmhouse in 1850, at the entrance of the village you will be greeted by Marie-Dominique and Gerard. Their house is part of the opposite corner 'host' or you will have access...
Located 12.9 km from Sangatte58 € the double room 

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House for 12 personsVilla Wissant 10 personnes
Beautiful villa 300 m from the beach and 50 m from center. New kitchen fully equipped : dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, coffee maker... 2 toilets, 1 bathroom with bathtub. Room...
Located 9.7 km from SangatteFrom 700 € to 1000 € per week 
House for 6 personsHouse for 6 persons  
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 
Apartment for 2 personsLe petit hameau  
Adorable and cozy small apartment of 50 sqm with suspended and beautiful garden terrace. A two-person room, dining room and kitchen incorporée. Situé next to a theme park with fishing...
Located 14.3 km from SangatteFrom 240 € to 300 € per week 

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87 places over 2 haLes epinettes    
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'    
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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La Maison Blanche - Hotel in SangatteLa Maison Blanche    
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 65 €
Le Deltaplane - Hotel in SangatteLe Deltaplane    
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 38 €
Kyriad Calais Sud - Coquelles - Hotel in SangatteKyriad Calais Sud - 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 35 €

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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 Terminal. Set in 8 acres...
Hotel Meurice
This hotel is located in Calais, a 5-minute walk from the sea and 500 metres from Gare de Calais-Ville Train station. Hotel...
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