“The great diversity of the landscapes in which one feels immersed, with their undulations and the infinite variations of light, the rich palette of colors and the mosaic of fields which seem as if stitched together, underlined by the landscape lines drawn by the embankments, groves, low walls, roads and rural paths.

The wild character of the cliffs and dunes, the immense beaches, the harshness of the sea and the grandiose spectacle of these large spaces open to the sea winds, contrasting with more intimate, bucolic and charming places in the hollow of the valleys and with the special atmosphere of typical villages with well-grouped red roofs.

A geological site of prime importance north of the Boulonnais buttonhole, with its Jurassic sandstones and chalky deposits, as well as an exceptional migration corridor for birds as well as for the large mammals familiar to the site, porpoises and seals.

A balcony overlooking the sea and England that allows you to observe at all times the trains of ships going up and down between the white cliffs that meet on both sides of the Channel. A hotbed of history and tragic battles between our two countries, so close there that you think you can touch the coast opposite.

An inhabited territory, shaped for centuries by the farmers and fishermen who created its soul and traditions, but also a land of movement and a land of welcome today. "

Text resulting from collaborative work between the Ministry in charge of the Environment, the Department of Pas-de-Calais and its partners (Conservatoire du Littoral, Regional Natural Park of Caps et Marais d'Opale, Eden62, etc.) and supported by the Reseau Grands Sites de France.