Wimereux Tourist Information

Welcome to our Wimereux tourist information page. We've been publishing this and similar information for over a decade. Whether you are planning a day trip, a weekend away or a treat for the kids, now is the perfect time to enjoy fantastic weather, blue skies, crystal clear waters and miles of golden sandy beaches. This link for The main La France page.

The idea behind our La France features is to provide some general information and advice on potential tourist destinations within a couple of hours drive of The Channel ports. Thus making many of the places we feature ideal for day trippers from the UK or stop over locations en route to further destinations as well as holiday suggestions in their own right. Your feedback is really important to us so we welcome your comments, particularly when it comes to identifying small hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions, particularly if they are a little off the beaten track!. Our contact details are at the foot of the page.

Don't let this jewel of the Opal Coast pass you by. Wimereux is just ½ hour from Calais and the ideal destination for a relaxing day on the coast, weekend break on a wonderful family holiday The beach is the star attraction of the town with; sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and surfing possible at different points along the coats, but the local area has so much more to offer. Castles and chateaux aplenty in walking distance of the town through the Wimereux valley.

If you have an interest in art and good food then a visit to the fortnightly Dig'Espace exhibition may be for you. Local art is displayed adjacent to the North Cape restaurant (to exhibit or for more information or to exhibit, please call 03 21 33 78 23). If golf is more your bag then the local links may be worth a visit, it has been challenging golfers for over a century. The Equestrian Center at Honvault offers coastal horse riding for all levels from beginners through to advanced students. There's is also pony trekking for children and teens.

One of the most important religious and cultural symbols of the town is the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Originally constructed in 1866 the building houses a number of important architectural artefacts, not least its spiral staircase, stained glass windows and organ. There is a season of concerts each September but the church is open to the public from Monday to Saturday 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5.30pm. If you want to get even closer to nature you might like to try a visit to the Botanical Gardens of Saint Jean Bay, a nice stroll from the town centre, the park offers the visitor two acres of delightful gardens with a large lake.

Wimereux is regarded as being one of the most traditional of the Opal Coast resorts, it was already established when La Touquet was still not much more than a forest with a few chalets. Wimereux takes its name from a small river that meanders through the Boulogne hinterland. Wimereux is included within the The Parc Naturel Regional des Caps et Marais d'Opale which extends from Calais to Boulogne. It is also twinned with Herne Bay and Schmallenberg. And is part of the so called Terre des 2 Caps', a land of diverse and beautiful landscapes. During your stay why not stop for a walk to Cap Gris Nez followed by a drink in the charming fishing village of Audresselles.

Wimereux, a delightful old-style seaside resort , is the perfect place to enjoy the traditional “Moules Frites” on the sea front. The architecture of the town is predominantly Victorian Anglo-Norman in style. With its promenade and beach huts it retains much of the flavour of this era and makes it the place for a great day out.

Wimereux Tourist Office - www.tourisme.fr

Wimereux Local website - www.wimereux.com

Bolougne Hotels:

  • The Ibis Boulogne sur Mer Centre Les Ports is in a really central location at 11 Boulevard Diderot, 62200 Boulogne sur Mer. It has all the usual IBIS facilities,at the time of writing prices started at about £60 per night allowing for currency fluctuation.
  • Even more central near the Cathedral is the Ibis Boulogne sur Mer Centre Cathedral, it enjoys one of the best locations at 62 rue Porte Neuve prices around the £60 per room.
  • If you are prepared to stay about two miles from the centre you might consider the Etap Hotel Boulogne sur mer Outreau, it's at the Boulevard Industriel, Z.I. de la Liane, 62230 Outreau. Prices from around £40 per room.
  • The Etap Hotel Boulogne sur Mer is quite close to the heart of the city (less than half a mile). Its address is 2 Bis, Boulevard Daunou, 62200 Boulogne sur Mer. prices around £45 a night.
  • If you're a fan of F1 Hotels, there's one at Boulogne sur Mer, about 2 miles from from the city centre. The address is Rue Pierre Martin, Parc d'Activités de l'Inquétrie, 62280 Saint Martin Boulogne. The standard F1 tariff applies, about £30 per night for a room that sleeps three.

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