Located on the Côte d'Opale, near the Straight of Pas-de-Calais, the 2-Capes site is listed as a 'Grand Site de France'. It stretches over 18,500 acres along 15 miles of coastline and includes 8 towns: Wimereux, Ambleteuse, Audresselles, Audinghen, Tardinghen, Wissant, Escalles and Sangatte.
Cap Gris-Nez, a sandstone reminiscence of Jurassic era (between 250 and 150 million years ago) is the only (geologically-speaking) genuine cape, culminating at 148ft.
Cap Blanc-Nez is a chalk cliff from the Cretaceous era (between 164 to 65 mya) culminating at 440ft.
16 500 inhabitants can enjoy cultivated lands, beaches and marshes. This exceptional natural heritage offers a large geological array. Several areas are listed for protection, including 5 Natura 2000 sites because of their biodiversity.