'Stuck' for something to do?

If you've time on your hands after another speedy streamlined visit to The Calais Wine Superstore, we offer a few ideas:

Fancy some new wine glasses? Fancy even seeing how they're made? Heard of Cristal d'Arques?

Just half an hour's drive from The Calais Wine Superstore in Arques is Arc Decoration where you can tour the factory for just €12.90 (adults) or €9.90 (children over 8).

Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes + shop (free entry) - Booking recommended
Zone Industrielle - 132 avenue du Général de Gaulle - 62510 ARQUES - France
Tél. : +33 (0)3 21 12 74 74 - Fax : +33 (0)3 21 95 48 42

A little further inland at one hour's drive from Calais is the capital of the Pas de Calais department - the historic town of Arras - a jewel of Flemish architecture - where you can find a wealth of attractions and things to do.


Hôtel de Ville, Arras
Hôtel de Ville, Arras


Explore Arras - It's worth noting that Arras holds the biggest Christmas market north of Paris every year from the end of November to the end of December.

Here's something a little different - what about about visiting a coal mine?


Musée dela Mine Jacques Deramaux in Auchel
Musée de la Mine Jacques Deramaux in Auchel


At the Musée de la Mine Jacques Deramaux in Auchel for just €5 you can see a film charting the history of the mine, then climb into a cage and descend to the coal face where a former miner will guide you through 250 metres of underground galleries charting French coal-mining methods since 1734.

You made need a drink after that, so perhaps save your visit to the The Calais Wine Superstore for the trip back.

For those interested in militaria, the Museum of the Atlantic Wall is packed with information and artifacts from the Nazi occupation of the area during World War II.


Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique Batterie
Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique Batterie Todt


Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique Batterie Todt
62179 Audinghen - Cap Gris Nez
Téléphone : De france
Outside of France 0033

If you have youngsters accompanying you on your trip over, consider a visit to this sweet shop and actually get to see the sweets being made!


See sweets being made at Le Succes Berckois
See sweets being made at Le Succes Berckois


Located just on the other side of Le Touquet, Le Succès Berckois is a shop run for generations by a family of artisan sweetmakers producing a marvellous range of traditional French sweets.

31, Rue Carnot
62600 Berck-Sur-Mer
Tel. :
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