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Cap Gris Nez, Audinghen

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Cap Gris-Nez (literally “cape grey nose;” Koap Zwartenesse  (West Flemish)) is a cape on the Côte d'Opale in the Pas-de-Calais département in northern France.

It is between Wissant and Audresselles, in the commune of Audinghen.

The cliffs of the cape are the closest point of France to England – 34 km (21 mi) from their English counterparts at Dover. Smothered in sea pinks and thrift, the cliffs are a perfect vantage point to see hundreds of ships, from oil tankers to little fishing trawlers, plying the waters below. On a clear day, the emblematic white cliffs of Dover on the English shore can be seen.

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  • It's a nice viewpoint, high on the cliffs, the coast of England is clearly visible in the distance...easy to reach from the big parking area nearby (and it's free of charge too!)...hold on to your...  more »
  • We had a great waking tour around Cap Gris Nez and we enjoyed beautiful landscapes and scenery. We saw some seals and a lot of beautiful birds. The kids really enjoyed it  more »
  • Don't miss this place when you are in thexarea. Although a bit windy, the view is magnificent especially in a sunny day!
  • A hidden spot with fantastic view, went there twice and never got enough of it.

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