Top 10 Things to do in Wimereux, France

November 29, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Wimereux in France, from Europe region, is best know for Sacred & Religious Sites. Discover best things to do in Wimereux with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Wimereux

1. La Crypte de Notre Dame

Rue de Lille, 62000 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France +33 3 21 99 75 98
Excellent
61%
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

La Crypte de Notre Dame

Reviewed By rayrest

This crypt is very large with many underground rooms with fresco's and long corridors with information plagues in french and English. Plenty of artifacts and historical items on disply. Truly is a place to visit if in boulougne sur mer. 5€ entrance fee. Totally recommend.

2. Wimereux Golf Club

Avenue Francois Mitterrand, 62930 Wimereux, France +33 3 21 32 43 20
Excellent
36%
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4 based on 63 reviews

Wimereux Golf Club

Reviewed By Justin72-007 - East Molesey, United Kingdom

Having moaned about Hardelot's greens for the last 4 visits we tried something new. We followed the slowest pro-am you have ever experienced!! Totally rediculous slow play. However, the course was stunning, fairways lovely and greens and xceptional. Our whole group were satisfied and with some of our lads, that takes some doing! Would definitely recommend.

3. WWII Museum

Cd940, 62164 Ambleteuse, France +33 3 21 87 33 01
Excellent
51%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 133 reviews

WWII Museum

Reviewed By Martin A - Ramsgate, United Kingdom

Nicely set out collection of Uniforms and memorabilia in diorama form.
Well presented film with English subtitles in own cinema.
Lots of weapons, a tank, large guns, motorbike, etc.
Surprisingly even Japanese!
Discount tickets with Battery Todt, close by.
Very nice gift shop, including models and replica guns.

4. Column of the Grande Armee

De Calais, A 16, 62126 Wimille, France +33 3 21 80 43 69
Excellent
35%
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 57 reviews

Column of the Grande Armee

Come and discover the Column of the Great Army at Wimille, built between 1804 and 1824 in honour of Napoleon I on the outskirts of Boulogne-sur-Mer, a town of Art and History on the Opal Coast. Admire the countryside around Boulogne and the sea from its top. Open: > 15th June to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (on Tuesday only upon Reservations for groups). > 1st October to 6th November and 19th December to 14th June: from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (from Tuesday to Thursday only upon Reservations for groups). Closed: > Mondays. > 7th November to 18th December. > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 3,0 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 2,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

Reviewed By PandDBlackburn - Blackburn, Lancashire

We were on our way to Boulogne-sur-Mer when we spotted this monument in the distance. Did a short detour and decided to take a look. The cost is 3 euros per adult to climb the column, 2 euros 50 for concessions, and free for children under 18. There are 268 steps to climb and when you reach the top there is a glass & metal panel around the narrow edge on which to walk. But the view, especially on a clear day when you can see the English coast, is fabulous. Across the valley you can also see the English Memorial Graveyard and an area with German bunkers. There is also a small Museum on site with interesting photos and exhibits including the original statue. Toilets are also inside this building. Worth the stop, and certainly worth the climb !

5. Cap Gris Nez

Route du Cap, Audinghen, France
Excellent
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4.5 based on 394 reviews

Cap Gris Nez

Reviewed By Peter K

Cap Gris Nez has been well planned with lots of parking and paved walking paths. The history of the Cap is very well documented both in French and English. The illustrations are clear and informative. Special viewing areas are large and the ones overlooking the White Cliffs of Dover give the names of the English towns on the south coast that can be seen 22 miles away.
Well worth a visit

6. Le Parc de la Falaise

Rue Jean-Paul Gachere | Avenue Jean-Baptiste Gournay, 62480 Le Portel, France +33 3 21 31 45 93
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5 based on 5 reviews

Le Parc de la Falaise

Reviewed By Jolarquin - Le Portel, France

Créé en 1988 c'est le véritable poumon vert de la commune avec le Fort d'Alprech.
Ce parc de 27 ha surplombe la mer. Il nous donne une très jolie vue à 180° sur le détroit du Pas de Calais, la plage de LE PORTEL et le port de BOULOGNE/MER. Par beau temps on aperçoit les côtes anglaises Il est situé au dessus de l'ancienne base aéroglisseur.
C'est un agréable lieu de découverte botanique, que l'on parcourt à l'aide de nombreux sentiers. On appréciera également de trouver quelques rares spécimens d’arbres et d’arbustes comme un « pommier en plein vent », un aubépinier doyen du parc, des orchidées sauvages, argousiers roseaux, carex ou encore pruneliers.
En dehors du jogging, vous pourrez y pratiquer le mini-golf et le roller. Une partie du parc exhibe des fossiles géants et des squelettes de dinosaures.
Deux très grands étangs permettent d'apprécier une faune variée oies, canards, grands cormorans, foulques, hérons cendrés.etc..
Un petit coin de paradis pour adultes (parcours de santé et boulodrome) et les enfants qui ont à leur disposition des aires de jeux. Une partie du parc exhibe des fossiles géants et des squelettes de dinosaures. Ce site est par excellence le poumon de la ville où aiment à se retrouver les parents et leurs enfants. De nombreuses fêtes locales y sont organisées principalement l'été.

7. Nausicaa National Sea Centre

Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France +33 3 21 30 99 99
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Nausicaa National Sea Centre

More than just a simple aquarium, Nausicaa, National Sea Centre, is the largest European complex entirely devoted to the universe of marine life. Nausicaa offers an entertaining, educational and scientific visit, raising public awareness about the need to act responsibly towards the world's seas if their resources and beauty are to be maintained. Let yourself be astounded by the immense variety of the sea life: 5 000m2 exposition space, 36 000 living creatures 1 000 different species housed in 4.5 million litres of water which is dispersed into 50 Aquariums, large tanks and terrariums Nausicaa proposes you a wonderful chance to discover "the Penguin" a unique marine bird in a revisited environment and alert us to the harmful risks of global warming in the new exhibition "Climate & Ocean: Getting hot in here! What does the future offer?" Nausicaa, take a plunge to discover the diversity of the marine life.

Reviewed By Russell S - Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

This amazing place was directly opposite our hotel, so we visited before checking in. Amazing range of fish and animals, and loads of informative audio and visual displays highlighting everything from global warming to the local fishing industry. As I keep a mini reef at home, highlight for me was the awesome walk over lagoon, with corals growing one side, and a reef pool the other, both bristling with life, plus you able to walk down to viewing platforms that allow you see them from side on. Sharks were stunning. Great sea lion display as well. Not cheap at 54 euros for three of us, but well worth the money.

8. Fort de la Creche

Hameau de Terlincthun, 62930 Wimereux, France
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Fort de la Creche

Reviewed By Vacancesenfrance2016 - Overijssel Province, The Netherlands

open on sundays and thursdays, it is run by very friendly volunteers. it is an interesting spot. Take your time to attend the commented tour, the guide is a very enthousiastic person who knows a lot about the history and the surroudings of Wimereux. He speaks french, but very understandable.

9. Fort d'Ambleteuse

Côte d’Opale, Ambleteuse, France
Excellent
26%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 57 reviews

Fort d'Ambleteuse

Reviewed By Daniel19721972 - Leuven, Belgium

A small castle beside the seaside in Ambleteuse.
You can visit this castle but only during limited hours on a Sunday, sometiemes also on a saterday, but never during weekdays (even not in summertime).
The building seems to need some restoration.
A pebble beach is just beside with the river slack in between.

10. Batterie Todt

Hameau de Haringzelle | Route du Musée, 62179 Audinghen, France +33 3 21 32 97 33
Excellent
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4.5 based on 301 reviews

Batterie Todt

Reviewed By Cheekycockney190757 - London, United Kingdom

Having seen the railway gun situated on the site listed in terms of history on a Facebook group called War History Online I decided to try and visit this location when I next visited France for the day, given the location circa 30 mins drive from Calais. It is easy to find and is near the town of Audresselles which contains some lovely restaurants and a beach which we were able to see the white cliffs of Dover from. There is ample free parking and a restaurant/cafe/hotel circa 100 yards away. Entry price to the Museum is cheap in my opinion at circa £9 Euros each, and as the site is owned and operated without government support is very reasonable. The main attraction is the battery itself, which was one of 4 built on the site. Other reviewers recommend visiting the others but though those may be less dressed than this, this is the best preserved. It is true that the main gun is missing but the void is filled with images and associated equipment. As I say I went predominantly to see the railway gun which was truly impressive. The details of the range and history I will not go into here as this is a review of the site but it is fascinating if you have an interest in war history and weapons, this being one of only 2 examples of this gun that remain, the other being in the US. Other external attractions include concrete sentry posts and other vehicles/weaponry but beyond the said railway gun the main other artifacts are held within the battery block. The block is well sign posted and directs the visitor around the interior easily, with examples from life within the battery when it was operational. I would imagine it would be difficult for those with mobility issues to access the site, but for those who can manage the life of those who lived and worked in the battery as well as details of how the battery was captured at the end of the war are well represented. Only an hour or so to see and the site includes an excellent shop to purchase mementos of the site as well as other general military equipment. See images for other illustrations.

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