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Calais General Information

A mere 34 km from the White Cliffs of Dover, there’s simply no escaping the fact that Calais’ most arresting feature is incomparable proximity to England. No symbol drives this geographicical point home quite like the Chunnel, which, upon completion in 1994, inexorably changed the landscapes and fortunes of Kent and Pas-de-Calais.

Despite the millions upon millions who commute and travel through Calais via Eurostar and LGV Nord trains, there’s a prevailing sense that some of the city’s charms have been lost in the wake of the megaproject. As a potential new wonder of the modern world, the Chunnel is a transport experience to savour, without question. However, travellers on the way to and from Paris or London, or indeed, on a Côte d'Opale tour, should give Calais a second glance. The city is much more than a gateway to Flanders or comely La Manche communes, though it serves nicely as such. Culture in Calais is most notably on hand at the lovely Musée des Beaux-Arts and Auguste Rodin’s original Les Bourgeois de Calais is a proud showpiece monument in front of the beautiful Flemish Renaissance town hall (subsequent casts of which now stand in squares and museums in Copenhagen, London, New York City and Paris). In a tragically redundant scenario across the north coast of France, few pre-Second World War traces of Calais remain. Nonetheless, keen amblers will find more than enough to love in this tidy city of 75,000 people.

  • Musée de la Dentelle et de la Mode
  • Cap Blanc Nez
  • Les Bourgeois de Calais by Auguste Rodin
  • Musée de la Guerre
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais
  • Parc Natural Régional Nord-Pas-de-Calais
  • Cité Europe
  • Marché Place Crève Coeur
  • Calais International Festival
  • Calais Round Britain Race
  • Au Cadre Vert
  • Au Tonnerre de Brest
  • L’Ambrosia
  • Babel
  • L’Hovercraft
  • Le Baba O Rum
  • Le Temple
  • Le Casino de Calais
  • Disco 555
  • L’Arsenic

Calais has a temperate oceanic climate, with moderate to heavy rain throughout the year and temperatures between 1°C and 21°C.

Hotels in Calais

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From US$100

1 Holiday Inn CALAIS

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

6 Boulevard Des Alliés Map

For guests seeking an ultimate getaway, the Holiday Inn Calais is an ideal place to reside, which is also close to beach and shopping centres. GeneralThe Holiday Inn Calais also boasts 8... More

From US$77

2 Hôtel Mercure Calais Centre

4 stars
3.5 / 5

34-36 rue Royale Map

Rate includes up to 40% off

Offering cosy accommodation and convenient facilities, Mercure Calais Centre combines personalized service, outstanding quality and exceptional value with the charm of a warm and friendly hotel. ... More

From US$49

3 Campanile CALAIS

3 stars
1.5 / 5

Rue de Maubeuge Map

Cosy and comfortable, Campanile Calais makes for a convenient base for travellers in a business or leisure trip in Calais. After attending to corporate matters, guests at this inviting hotel can... More

4 Hotel Bel Azur

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

23, Place d'Armes Map

Ideally situated in the heart of the beautiful seaside town of Calais, Hotel Bel Azur Calais makes for suitable starting point for travellers looking for value-for-money accommodations in this part... More

From US$88

5 Suite Novotel Calais Coquelles Tunnel sous la Manche

3 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

Place de Cantorbery Map

Offering flawless service and supreme respite together with stimulating recreational facilities, Novotel Suites Calais Coquelles Tunnel sous la Manche is the perfect choice for quality... More

From US$86


3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Avenue Charles De Gaulle Map

Park & Fly- Includes up to 15 days of parking

Holiday Inn Calais Coquelles with a convenient location and relaxing accommodation is the best place to stay whether travelling on business or pleasure. This inn provides Internet access, faxing... More

From US$40

7 Kyriad Calais coquelles

3 stars
3.6 / 5 9 reviews


Beautifully placed in the district of Coquelles, the Kyriad Hotel Coquelles assures courteous services and impeccable facilities to make your stay a memorable holiday. GeneralDuring leisure at... More

great for channel tunnel
The hotel is in a really good position when going to and from the Channel tunnel. Easy to find from it and close to Auchan supermarket etc. The rooms are amongst the smallest we have stayed in, not...
28 Aug 2015
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