Calais

Linked to England through rail and ferry route, this pleasant town is full of landmarks, lovely architecture, and rich museums.

Calais is a town and major ferry port in northern France in the department of Pas-de-Calais. Calais overlooks the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point in the English Channel, which is only 34km wide here, and is the closest French town to England. The White Cliffs of Dover can easily be seen on a clear day from Calais. The old part of the town, Calais proper (known as Calais-Nord), is situated on an artificial island surrounded by canals and harbors. The modern part of the town, St-Pierre, lies to the south and south-east. In the center of the old town is the Place d'Armes, in which stands the Tour du Guet, or watch-tower. Today, Calais is visited by more than 10 million tourists annually.
Continue reading...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • Calais Town Hall
  • Calais - Centre ville
   

Plan your perfect trip to France!

Easily create an itinerary based on your preferences: Where to visit? For how long? What to do there?

Plan your trip

Top destinations in the Nord-Pas-De-Calais region

Recommended attractions

Suggested romantic itineraries for Italy from our travel experts

More Itineraries

Suggested generic itineraries for Italy from our travel experts

Suggested romantic itineraries for Italy from our travel experts

Suggested generic itineraries for Italy from our travel experts

More Itineraries

Recently saved trips:

What people say

More testimonials
The website is owned and operated by RoutePerfect Ltd. Hotel reviews Powered by