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Our Lady of the Boats


The traditional activity in which Wissant excelled was fishing, this was the reason why the parish was built as they dedicated themselves to protecting those who risked their lives working at sea. This church, which forms the center of town, was built in the fifteenth century, using local stones and undergoing several renovations, most recently in the nineteenth century. Some describe it as a rural Gothic church but the truth is that its structure shows a mixture of styles and eras. A small, but charming place, it is famous in the area for the amount of pictures of Christ and the Virgin that there are inside.

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