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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pas-de-Calais

The small town of Hesdin-l'Abbé is located in the department of Pas-de-Calais. It takes place about ten kilometers from Boulogne-sur-Mer and is part of the Regional Natural Park of Caps and Marais d'Opale. Near the coast, Hesdin-l'Abbé is also about ten kilometers from the nearest beaches, Ecault or Hardelot.

One that would take its name from the Latinized Germanic Husdinium, meaning shelter on high ground, is now appreciated for its important tourist offer, including its natural surroundings. Ideally located to discover the region, the city of Hesdin-l'Abbé is surrounded by hiking trails and other outdoor recreational areas.

Quiet and relaxing, this town of nearly 2000 inhabitants and is a haven for a quiet holiday full of discoveries.

Geographical information

Latitude50.6686989 (N 50° 40’ 7”)
Longitude1.6798740 (E 1° 40’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 7m to 130m
Surface area7.39 km²
Population1895 inhabitants
Density256 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureArras (76 mi, 1h17)
Insee code62448
IntercommunalityCA du Boulonnais

Nearest cities & towns

Hesdigneul-lès-Boulogne1.4 mi (6 min)
Isques2.1 mi (7 min)
Carly2.3 mi (5 min)
Saint-Léonard3.3 mi (8 min)
Condette3.4 mi (11 min)
Saint-Étienne-au-Mont3.5 mi (9 min)
Baincthun3.9 mi (7 min)
Verlincthun4.2 mi (12 min)
Questrecques4.2 mi (9 min)
Samer4.4 mi (11 min)
Wierre-au-Bois4.8 mi (10 min)
Echinghen4.9 mi (10 min)
Wirwignes5.6 mi (12 min)
Tingry5.9 mi (11 min)

Things to see and do

The Regional Natural Park of Caps and Marais d'Opale can enjoy a large number of marked trails for hiking to discover the fauna and flora.

In the commune of Hesdin-l'Abbé the castle, now a four-star hotel attracts attention. Built in a park of five hectares in the middle of the eighteenth century, it presents a symmetrical plan with two floors, as well as side wings dating from the early nineteenth century.

In the center, the church of Saint-Léger and its typical architecture of the Pas-de-Calais, also seduces visitors passing through the region.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

In May, the city offers a garage sale, ideal for deals.


Tuesday 11 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 8°C
Wednesday 12 december
Min. 1°C - Max. 6°C
Thursday 13 december
Min. 0°C - Max. 3°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Opalaventure - Adventure trail
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 23 € Camiers (8 mi)
Hire a traditional boat
Nature and the great outdoors35 € to 62 € Attin (12.8 mi)
Laser Quest
Sports sensations9 € to 20 € Berck (18.9 mi)
Hiking in the Bay of Somme
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 13 € Favières (29 mi)
Bay of Somme walk with a nature guide
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 12 € Le Crotoy (31 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Epitaph Walk
HikeEasy2h00Widehem (5.7 mi)
The Mont Saint Frieux Dunes
HikeEasy3h00Dannes (6.3 mi)
The River Canche
HikeEasy2h30Montreuil (14.7 mi)
Booneghem Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Nieurlet (28 mi)
Around Sainte-Mildrède
HikeEasy2h10Volckerinckhove (30 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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