Pas-de-Calais
Calais
Calais The Essential
The proximity of the English coast has shaped the destiny of Calais. The world's second largest port in terms of passenger traffic, life here is governed by the ferries, the presence of which makes for an unusual urban landscape. Whether leaving or arriving, passengers crowd the streets and beach, creating a bustle that does away with the long-standing duality of the town and the port. People are in Calais for one of two things: the lace or the shipping trade.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Calais
Burghers of Calais monument
Burghers of Calais monument
This work by Rodin, the only sculpture
15 minutes
Cité Internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode
Cité Internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode
The buildings of the Boulart factory -
Town Hall
Town Hall
Built in the 20C in the Flemish style of
30 minutes
Calais' Fine Arts Museum
Calais' Fine Arts Museum
The museum presents works executed by
90 minutes
1939-1945 Remembrance Museum
1939-1945 Remembrance Museum
In a bunker used by the Germans as a
60 minutes
Louis-XVIII Column
Louis-XVIII Column
The column commemorates King Louis XVIII