Find Out About Places to See & Visit in Calais France
Calais is Located on the north coast of France. Most people pass through Calais on their way to other destinations and only view the outskirts of the city which are very industrialized and uninviting. However, people who have taken time to visit the historic town itself are often very surprised at what they find - a quaint little town with many interesting places to visit.
Calais is the main crossing point for ferries traveling from the UK to France and takes around 90 minutes to cross from Dover by Ferry or 35 minutes by euro tunnel, having experienced both forms of transport I much prefer to travel by euro tunnel as the North Sea can make traveling by boat a little choppy to say the least on windy days.
Although Calais is not famous for its beauty that doesn't mean that you can't have a fantastic day out in this French coastal town.
Sites well worth seeing on a visit to Calais France are:
Calais' town hall (Flemish Architecture)
Rodin's famous life-size bronze sculpture
Parc St-Pierre & war museum
Calais sandy beach
Hotel de Ville (Flemish Architecture)
Famous Cote d'Opale (beautiful cliff area)
A short stay in Calais town is well worthwhile. Calais has some fascinating history and a wide range of bars, café's shops and restaurants, but be careful when you go as both Sundays and bank holidays in Calais turn it into a ghost town.
Good Hotels in the centre of Calais:
Hotel Richelieu at 17 rue Richelieu is in an excellent location & is also well priced. This is a friendly family run Hotel and is very peaceful in a quite part of the town. Excellent breakfast and good food.
If you are looking for cheap accommodation then the Hotel Ibis at Quartier Beau Marais, 2 Rue Greuze would be a good choice. The hotel has a nice bar but the restaurant food is average and a bit pricey. The bedrooms are small, but clean and comfortable and adequate for a short stay. It is a short bus ride to the centre of Calais.
Good places to eat & drink In Calais:
Restaurant Histoire Ancienne at 20 Rue Royale is an art deco 30s style Bistro that offers a simple menu of excellent steak & fish char grilled & a good selection of wine; located in the heart of Calais.
Restaurant Le Channel @ 3 Boulevard resistance is an up-market place that serves fine food & wine (the wine cellar can be seen through the glass floor). Very child friendly & professional staff that have good knowledge of the extensive wine list. All food is fresh and local & the fish is very good.
Interesting Shops in Calais:
Le Bar A Vins, at 52 place d'Armes is a charming shop where the owner Luc lets you taste the wonderful wine & brandy, which sells for 2 euro a litre at the time of writing.
Overall we have found that Calais is a very pleasant place to visit and it is surprising that so many people simply drive through without stopping to take in the sights; if you are tempted to give it a go & would like to learn more about the town & the best places places to visit before you go then please visit [http://www.calaisfrance.co.uk].
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