Cap Griz Nez and Wimereux – Part II

So here’s the rest of my short daytrip to Cap Gris Nez and Wimereux.

Wimereux is a small coastal town in the Pas-de-Calais department which is situated just a few kilometers from Boulogne-Sur-Mer. Napoleon I, the Emperor of France from 1804 till 1814, has ordered to build a town and a port here in 1806. At first the town was built for the army and after 1810, more and more family settled down in the area.

wimereux | myfavoritelist

Villas and hotels in front of the sea

wimereux | myfavoritelist

wimereux | myfavoritelist

wimereux | myfavoritelist

The beach huts

wimereux | myfavoritelist

wimereux | myfavoritelist

We were so lucky to have bright blue sky that day

wimereux | myfavoritelist

wimereux | myfavoritelist

wimereux | myfavoritelist

wimereux | myfavoritelist

While walking around the town, we encounterd a mix style of architecture, mainly anglo-normand and Belle-Epoque style. I was also attracted to the intense and bright colours of the houses. It really gave the town a vibrant feel.

wimereux | myfavoritelist

wimereux | myfavoritelist

We arrived there quite late in the afternoon so we hadn’t had the chance to try any of the restaurants. However, from what I see around the main street and the sea front, there are some good ones where you can get seafood and typical northern dishes such as mussels and french fries.

wimereux | myfavoritelist

wimereux | myfavoritelist

A very nice independent shop with a great selection of preppy and coastal style clothes

Hope my photos give you a glimpse of this cute town. Till next post!

Photos by me using Iphone5s, processed with VSCOcam and lens by Photojojo

Love, Ann

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