Popular Accommodations in Calais
Highlights in Calais
- Beautiful sandy beaches
- Wonderful hiking region
- Tour de Guet
- History of the city in the museum
- Church Notre Dame
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Vacation rentals in Calais
Calais has a number of pretty buildings and impressive villas to offer, where you will find one or the other holiday home. From such a central accommodation you have it to the station, to the casino, to the ferry and to the beach not far. If you prefer to own an entire vacation rental in a quiet green area, it is best to search along the coast, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the sea.Best equipment included
In a vacation rental in Calais you can count on high-quality furnishings and all the equipment you need for a relaxing holiday. Many accommodations also have a terrace or garden where breakfast or dinner tastes particularly good.
Holidays in Calais
Location and orientation
Calais is a town in the north of France, situated on the "Strait of Dover", a section of the English Channel. The opposite south coast of England is only 34 kilometres from Calais. The portal to the Eurotunnel is also located in the immediate vicinity. In addition, Calais counts as a tourist center Opal Coast region, also called Côte d'Opale. The urban area is divided into the area of the old town and the suburb St. Piere.
Travelers and Activities
The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region has some large beaches where the climate is pleasantly warm despite its northern location. The region is characterised by beautiful cliffs, dune strips, promenade dykes and shallow beach accesses. Here you can also practice various water sports, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddleboarding, or simply enjoy the day by the sea.Explore the coast on a hike
Calais is an excellent starting point for extensive walks through the region. A total of 35 hiking routes are available, which lead along the coast as well as inland. A trip to the dunes of Slack or the hiking tour from Calais to Gravelines is highly recommended. The route along the bay of Authie also offers breathtaking views.
A historical event took place in the years 55 and 54 B.C. quite near Calais, in the so-called "Portus Itius". This was the starting point for Julius Caesar's two campaigns to Britain.
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Especially striking is the watchtower "Tour de Guet", which dates back to the 13th century. It was built of pale yellow bricks and used to be part of the fortress. In addition, it once served as an oil-powered lighthouse and as an optical telegraph. Also worth seeing is the 50 metre high lighthouse from 1848, which offers you a fantastic view of the harbour.2. Experience art and history in the museum
In the Museum of Fine Arts you can visit a permanent exhibition on the history of the city. Exhibits from the time of the German occupation are exhibited in the Museum of the Second World War, which is located opposite the Town Hall.3. Admire the fortress-like church
The church of Notre Dame was built in the 13th century. Its architectural character is striking, with a cistern attached to the nave. During the Second World War, the church was accidentally bombed by the Allies because of its similarity to a fortress and its exposed location. But you can still visit the church with its rich decorations and art treasures from the outside and inside.