Emmanuel Boitier - Cap Blanc Nez


Cap Blanc Nez (literally “Cape White Nose” in English) is a cape on the Côte d’Opale, in northern France. The cliffs of chalk are very similar to the white cliffs of Dover at the other side of the Channel in England. Cap Blanc Nez does not protrude into the sea like a typical cape, but is a high point where a chalk ridge has been truncated by the sea, forming a cliff that is topped by an obelisk commemorating the Dover Patrol which kept the Channel free from U-boats during World War I. The headland’s name is actually a French deformation of an original English name, Black Nen, deriving from the time when Calais was under English rule, and therefore its original meaning is Cape Black Nose.

Location: Pas-de-Calais, France

Tags: beach, cliff, Emmanuel Boitier, france, sand, seascape

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