Calais, France

Rail Guide to Calais


Most people visiting Calais (certainly those from the UK) are merely stopping by for a few hours to stock up on cheap alcohol and cigarettes, but the town’s historical buildings really are worthy of a longer visit. The Belfries are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the remains of Fort Nieulay stand out from within the grounds of a picturesque park. Among the more modern attractions are the Town Hall, built in the Neo-Flemish style, and the imposing Calais Lighthouse which offers views of Dover’s famous white cliffs on clear days.

Unwind on one of the sandy beaches in the summertime or travel along the scenic Opale coastline all year round, but only after you’ve done all your shopping of course!