Blériot Plage, Sangatte

‘Blériot Plage’ is named to commemorate Louis Blériot who, on the July 25, 1909, was the first person to fly across the English Channel. He flew from the beach at Sangatte, to the cliffs at Dover to claim the prize offered by the Daily Mail. The crossing took 37 minutes in his aeroplane, Blériot XI, built in collaboration with Raymond Saulnier.
Sangatte itself became internationally famous because of the works for the Channel Tunnel and is the location for the tunnel’s French cooling station
(Source Wikipedia)

Blériot Plage
Blériot Plage

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