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Caps et Marais d'Opale Regional Nature Park

Caps et Marais d'Opale Regional Nature Park is situated in Pas de Calais and includes 152 communes.

In front of you is the sea. In the distance, the cliffs of England seem unreal. The air is bracing and the light has a silvery sheen. You are in Caps et Marais d’Opale Regional Nature Park. Behind you is a patchwork of small fields and hedgerows. The gentle undulations of the Boulonnais are home to a wealth of little gems, off the beaten path and just waiting to be discovered. An ancient landscape here, a stone-built manor house there... A secret world just out of sight, which many people pass close to without even imagining it is there. The Audomarois marshes are an enchanting location, much loved by those who get to experience it. The strength of these localities stems from their residents, who have gradually fashioned the landscape. Today they have created a Regional Nature Park, proving that development and heritage protection can go hand in hand. Welcome to Caps et Marais d’Opale Regional Nature Park.

Caps et Marais d’Opale Regional Nature Park came into being in 2000 with the merger of Boulonnais and Audomarois parks. The most northerly of France’s Regional Nature Parks, it lies in the north of the Pas-de-Calais area, between the Channel and the North Sea, between Flanders and Artois.

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Le Parc naturel régional des Caps et Marais d'Opale c'est :

  • une superficie de 130 000 ha
  • 186 000 habitants
  • 152 communes classées et  6 communes associées
  • 80% de la biodiversité régionale
  • un Grand Site de France (le site des deux caps : cap Griz Nez et cap Blanc Nez