What to see and do in Calais, France
Calais is a seaport, actually the busiest French passenger port, and manufacturing town in northern France It is located in Pas-de-Calais department and it is the shortest way from France to Britain. It is only 21 miles (34 km) from Dover and when the weather is clear there can be seen Dover's breathtaking white cliffs on the other side. Calais has approx. 80,000 inhabitants, most og them work in the fishing industry, which maked Calais have an aspect of a huge fishing vilage. The weather is mild in Calais, always a little windy with temperature between 5 and 25ºC and you should also bring a raincoat with you.Calais – Overview- English or French
Almost 9 million British visit the town every year, this because of the common past of the town and Britain. It was British territory from 1346 until 1558 when, after loosing Calais, Mary Tudor said: "When I am dead and opened, you shall find Calais lying in my heart.” British are still very fond of the town and even the French admit that Calais is very British. I think this dual cultural aspect is the very essence of the town's atmosphere.Calais – Overview – Attractions
Calais is a beautiful spot for travelers, especially for those who love the sea. You can take a ferry trip to the Dover across the Channel and see the beautiful white cliffs or go and see the Tour du Guet, the watch tower that was used to be a lighthouse. The beautiful city hall is located in the center of the town. It was built is Flamish Reaissance style and has a Rodin statue in front of it, ‘The Six Burghers of Calais’. The church of Notre-Dame was built during the English rule, it has a fine altar from the 17th century. It is interesting that the tower of the church still serves as a landmark for the sailors who are coming home. The town has a beautiful gateway from the 14th century with tiny turrets is a relic of the Hotel de Guise, a former gild hall built for the English wool staplers. Many of the famous places in the town can be visited with the Little Train of Calais but you have to take in consideration that the train is functioning only from 1 July to 30 August.Calais – Overview – Accommodation and leisure
There are lots of lovely inns and hotels in Calais that can serve all the tastes of the visitors. Calais hotels have very good restaurants but if you want to try something special, go to one of the restaurants in the harbor of Calais or on the seafront, there you can see, hear and feel the ocean.
It also worth looking around in Calais’ region, long miles of empty beaches invite us to breath into the fresh air and enjoy the silence. You can easily visit Dunkerque or any of the nearby towns.
We hope you enjoyed our foretaste of the beautiful Calais as you will enjoy your trip to the town. Bon voyage!
Things about Calais you may be interested inBe the first who requests a site listing for this page.
Recommended Besancon Guide
The altitude for the city of Besançon is around 250 meters and the famous Mount Saint - Etienne is located on the southern side of the city. The height for this mountain is around 370 meters. The city of Besançon is also surrounded by 6 more mountain ranges which have the height ranging between 400 meters and 500 meters. The annual average temperature for the city of Besançon is around 10 degree Celsius and the annual average rainfall for the city of Besançon is around 90 millimeters. The months of July and August are amongst the hottest days in the city of Besançon while the months of December and January are the coldest months in the... Read more »
Recent reviews for Calais
You will need a lot of time in Paris - Aug 27, 2009, by erato
Paris is just as beautiful as they say. The whole city, the streets, the buildings. Although, I didn't like the contrast between the old buildings and the very modern ones next to each other. The city was also extremely crowded, there... Read more »
The good old France - Mar 5, 2008, by lindamura
Bonjour! France c'est magique! France is the country of romance, fine food and beverages and it offers an endless choice of enchanting destinations. This country's landscape from the towering snow capped mountains of the Alps, the... Read more »
The attractions of Nice - Sep 3, 2008, by goforhunt
Nice, France - Sights The city of Nice is as beautiful as its name and it houses many eponymous attractions.Promenade des Anglais The boulevards, avenues and streets of Nice are a pleasure to wander around aimlessly and enjoy the sights... Read more »
Mont Blanc Adventures - Oct 2, 2008, by marius_f
The Alps 2008 It all began almost a year ago after an expedition in Fagaras Mountains at the end of October. We were on the peaks of the mountain at the alpine refuge called Vistea. When we woke up in the morning it was foggy, windy... Read more »
What to see in Blesle - Aug 19, 2009, by erato
Blesle is a small village in Haute-Loire department, Auvergne region, central France. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and surely the most beautiful village.Blesle - the village that went back in time We were just... Read more »
More reviews you might be interested in
Erding reviews - Germany
This was our yearly trip with my buddies from Highschool. We had a ton of fun. The first day we drove off too see our home town team Ravensburg...
A visit at Erdinger Brauerei
Hamburg reviews - Germany
Last time i have been at Hamburg, i havent had much time, but you could see, that thecity has got much to offer. A lot of shops in the inner city...
Hamburg has a lot to offer
Herakleion reviews - Greece
The big capital city, touristically overcrowded and offering mostly the typical tourist shops, selling all the rubish you know from other cities....
Heracleion was a great disappointment
Nafplion reviews - Greece
The City itself isn't really nice, a typical tourist town. It has got a fort from the 17th century that's nice to watch and take photos. If...
Break at Nafplion
Tripolis reviews - Greece
If you don't have a car, you should really check public traffic schedules, otherwise you're stuck in the middle of nowhere, like I was! Tripolis is...
Short visit in Tripolis
Eger reviews - Hungary
In the North-Eastern part of Hungary lays the city of Eger, famous for the wine produced in the area and the battle of Eger in 1552 – and the...
Visit in Eger, the city of Hungarian heroes
Naples reviews - Italy
Naples itself isn't a very beautiful city, in my oppinion. In its outskirts often look spoiled and dirty. The city center looks better, but cant...
A weekend in Naples
Austin reviews - Texas
Austin is a city of the Texas that possesses countless dazzling features, exciting sites to see and background to look. It is community as to...
Things to see in Austin
Boulder reviews - Colorado
Healthy food It’s amazing how many people still believe that taste and health do not go well together. We believe the contrary is true and...
Healthy but tasty cuisine in Boulder
New York reviews - New York
New York is one great place! If you are looking for diversity, this is the place to visit! While you may want to spend the day walking around...
You never get bord in New York