Discover Calais

Along with being a popular choice for those in search of value for money wine, Calais is a welcoming city that has lots to offer tourists and day-tripper visitors.

Calais is a coastal town found in the Pas-de-Calais area of France, and is a hidden gem which should not be missed.  It has a a number of delicious seafood restaurants in cosy fishing villages along the coast, and offers miles of stunning, sandy beaches.

It’s a historic city that has a number of stunning landmarks, just a stone's throw from Calais Port - perfect for exploring during your visit.

If you have a little more time on your hands and fancy exploring further afield, we highly recommend a trip to Boulogne Sur Mer.

 Some of our favourite Calais Landmarks include…

  • Calais’ oldest monument, The Watch Tower which was built in the 13th century which was used as a lookout and has survived two earthquakes and two world wars!
  • The Town Hall which was listed as a World heritage site in 2005. It’s found in the centre of Calais and is famous for representing the merging of St-Pierre and Calais in 1885
  • Notre Dame Church which was built during the English occupation of France, dating back to the 13th Century. It remains the only English Gothic-style church in France. 

For further information on the stunning landmarks in Calais, continue reading. 

On Thursdays and Saturdays, there are markets which offer local goods to visitors including a product which they are renowned for- Lace. They create a wide range of Lace goods including place mats, table cloths, napkins, lingerie, lace pashminas and much more.

There’s also a wide range of shops including a large shopping centre, Cité Europe, which has over 147 shops including familiar names H&M, Zara, Disney Store and Toys R Us.

There are also 20 restaurants and bars found here, and the centre is situated close to the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle. You can also visit Usine Côte d'Opale where you can find even more famous brands at reduced prices.

Come to Calais for the perfect day trip

Calais truly is a destination not to missed and is perfect for day-trippers coming to France to explore.  

It’s the perfect short-break for those seeking great discounts on goods- including up to a massive 80% off wine, discounted tobacco along with huge savings on petrol and bulk chocolate! 

To make your savings stretch even further, we offer a number of discounted rates of travel providing you pre-order wine online before your trip. We currently have two great deals available for you: 

  • Pre-purchase over £250 of wine online and receive a free return day trip for a car with up to 5 passengers through P&O Ferries
  • Pre-purchase over £250 of wine online and you will receive up to 60% off your wine and we will also book and cover the costs of your Eurotunnel Le Shuttle ticket

So no matter if you are visiting Calais for the day, or the weekend, there will definitely be something to keep you entertained during your trip here!