14 days in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Wissant & Pierrefonds Itinerary

14 days in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Wissant & Pierrefonds Itinerary

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14 days in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Wissant & Pierrefonds Itinerary

Start: Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 7 nights
Drive:  30 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Boulogne-sur-Mer


Boulogne-sur-Mer ©
Visit Le Touquet Beach and Plage de Pourville for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at La Coupole and Cimetiere Marin. Change things up with these side-trips from Boulogne-sur-Mer: Parc du Marquenterre (in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont), Saint-Omer Cathedral (in Saint-Omer) and Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie (in Berck).

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulogne-sur-Mer trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Lille-Lesquin Airport, Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport and Deauville-Saint-Gatien Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Wissant.

Things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dieppe, Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, Saint-Omer, Cimetiere Marin, Ambleteuse
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Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
La Coupole ©
La Coupole
Chateau-Musee ©


Wissant ©
Wissant is a seaside commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.GeographyWissant is a fishing port and farming village located approximately 18km north of Boulogne, 16km west-southwest of Calais, 36km southeast of Dover, 53km west-southwest of Dunkirk, 66km from the Belgian coast, 191km north of Le Havre, 523km northeast of Brest, and 231km north of Paris, at the junction of the D238 and the D940 roads, on the English Channel coast.HistoryLocated at the eastern end of a lagoon formed by a storm-breach of the coastal dunes, probably in the mid-10th century, Wissant has been a fishing village for a millennium: along with Audresselles it is the last fishing village in France to use a traditional method of fishing using a wooden boat called a flobart and was in the Middle Ages a major port for embarkation for England: In a mid-11th century Life of St. Wissant Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cap Blanc Nez and then kick back and relax at Wissant Beach. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Parc Saint Joseph Village, then see the interesting displays at Batterie Todt, and then head outdoors with Cap Gris Nez.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wissant holiday maker app .

Wissant is just a short distance from Boulogne-sur-Mer. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wissant

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Escalles, Audinghen, Parc Saint Joseph Village, Forteresse de Mimoyecques
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Cap Blanc-Nez ©
Cap Blanc-Nez
Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique ©
Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique
Cap Gris Nez ©
Cap Gris Nez


Pierrefonds ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Sulpice Pierrefonds. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Caverne du Dragon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Pierrefonds.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pierrefonds route planning website .

You can drive from Wissant to Pierrefonds in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pierrefonds are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Pierrefonds

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Soissons, Champagne Fallet-Dart, Aisne Marne American Cemetery, Chateau of Coucy, Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp
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Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds
Aisne Marne American Cemetery ©
Aisne Marne American Cemetery
Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes ©
Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes