Welcome to the Calais Guide

Welcome to our Calais Guide lovingly researched for you, our fellow Channel Hoppers.

Calais, the closest French port to England, is just 26 short miles away from Dover and everything you will ever need to know about how to get there, where to shop, where to eat, sleep and sightsee, is just a click or two away. It’s all right here on this website and designed to help you get the most out of your daytrip, short break or shopping spree in Calais. This site is updated regularly, so be sure to make Calais-guide your first port of call.

Shopping in Calais

Calais has plenty of retail outlets and warehouses offering amazing boozy and other bargains. No wonder savvy Brits just can’t resist hopping over. Choose from tens of venues such as French-wine-only shops, hypermarkets, supermarkets, warehouses and open-air markets all offering a unique shopping experience. It’s a staggering choice and we can help you make it the most of it and enjoy cheaper shopping every time. So be sure to visit us again and again for up-to-date news and information.

Restaurants in Calais

This coastal French town my not be quaint or charming but it does have a shimmering array of restaurants. Some dazzle with
gastronomic delights including a sublime range of fresh seafood harvested off the Calaisian coast. Others are perfect for those snack attacks you may get in between your shopping escapades. Where-ever you choose to dine expect service with than a dash of French panache.

Hotels in Calais

Channel Hoppers staying a while may bemoan the lack of luxury chateaux and five star accommodation in Calais. On the bright side you can choose from some really good range of great value two and three star hotels. And if you are not concerned about fluffy towels you could also choose one of the a motel style hotels have listed that provide excellent value for bed, bath, tv and roof over your head.

Things to Do and See in Calais

Calais was bombed flat during the war so nothing predates World War II. Nevertheless there’s still suprisingly plenty to see and do
from walking along its sandy beach or boning up on war time history in the World War II museum. So don’t forget to check out the sights.

Night Life in Calais

If you like to stay up a little later Calais can offer some laid back bars and even a disco in the town
centre.