23 place du Maréchal Foch,
Guînes (Giezene in Flemish) is a French commune located in the department of Pas-de-Calais in the Hauts-de-France region.
Its inhabitants are called Guinois.
The city of Guînes, formerly the capital of a county which was not without renown in history, is located on the slope of the plateau which separates Boulonnais from Calaisis, at the edge of the marshy plain, today perfectly cleansed , which extends to the shore of the sea.
Monday: 8:00-12:00 | 13:30-17:30
Tuesday: 8:00-12:00 | 13:30-17:30
Wednesday: 8:00-12:00 | 13:30-17:30
Thursday: 8:00-12:00 | 13:30-17:30
Friday: 8:00-12:00 | 13:30-17:00
— La colonne Blanchard
The Blanchard column, named after the aeronaut Jean-Pierre Blanchard, located in the national forest, has been registered as a historical monument since April 19, 1972. The column stands at the place where landed the first men to cross the Channel by air on January 7, 1785.