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Wimereux

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

Wimereux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pas-de-Calais
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This charming seaside resort on the Opal Coast, ideal for family stays, possesses a magnificent seafront. The houses of Wimereux, dating from the end of the 19th and from the beginning of the 20th century, form a beautiful and harmonious set of buildings. A stroll along the sea wall promenade (digue) is a real pleasure, especially because of the delightful blue painted beach huts. A resort not to be missed!

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Wimereux

Commune des Hauts-de-France, Wimereux is located in the department of Pas-de-Calais, on the border of Boulogne-sur-Mer. Turned towards the Channel Sea, this seaside resort is the oldest of the Opal Coast. It takes place some thirty kilometers from Calais, not far from England.

The old Wimille had its main development in the 19th century with the arrival of the railway. It was also at this time that Wimereux became an attractive seaside resort, gradually unveiling a new architectural face turned towards the style typical of the Belle Epoque.

Today, the residential suburb of Boulogne-sur-Mer, the home of Charles de Gaulle's holiday with his family, has retained a real attraction for visitors. Classified as a Tourist Station, it offers the best facilities and a wide range of entertainment.

Things to see and do

Partially destroyed in 1945 during the Second World War, the commune of Wimereux nevertheless has a beautiful historical heritage.

While strolling in the seaside resort, you can admire a very beautiful set of villas of the Belle Epoque, like the villa Les Mauriciens. Inscribed in the Historical Monuments, it can be visited to discover the interior decors, as well as the room of billiards on the floor.

Lovers of old stones will take the direction of the prehistoric site of the Pointe aux Oies, or will see the collections of palaeolithic tools of Charles Belart.

Classified as a Historical Monument, the monument of the Legion of Honor known as Pierre Napoléon is not without interest, as is the battery of the Crèche. This Napoleonic fort is now being renovated.

The beach of Wimereux is one of the main attractions of the municipality and allows the practice of different nautical activities or to make some strolls in edge of sea, while admiring the cabins of beach with the beautiful shades of blue. The promenade is also a popular place for locals and tourists.

The resort also has a golf course with stunning views of the Channel Sea.

Places of interest

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Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

The market of Wimereux is held on Tuesdays and Fridays morning, as well as every second Sunday of the month. The city also offers a Christmas market at the end of the year.

In March, the municipality proposes an inter-region race of catamarans.

The sailing festival is held every year in May with sailing baptisms or a festive meal.

The concerts of the dike are an opportunity to discover many artists in May.

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The beach cabins
The beach cabins
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Chenal
Chenal
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Pointe aux Oies
Pointe aux Oies
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The beach
The beach
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The Town hall
The Town hall
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Entrance of the commune
Entrance of the commune
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The dike
The dike
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The commune
The commune
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The commune
The commune
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The Commune
The Commune
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The Immaculate Conception Church
The Immaculate Conception Church
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The Immaculate Conception Church
The Immaculate Conception Church
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The beach
The beach
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The beach
The beach
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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