Speciality Shops in Calais

Despite the amazingly successful growth of supermarkets and hypermarkets, French towns still have a fabulous knack of retaining their specialists shops and that includes Calais.

So for those who only know Calais as the booze cruise mecca of Northern France, you’ll be surprised to know that the streets of Calais’ town centre have a lovely array of great specialist shops worth visiting.

Here are some suggestions:

Where to buy cheese

Cheese lovers won’t be disappointed at La Maison du Fromage.

Calais Lace

Calais lace is the ideal regional souvenir.

Pork and Farm Produce

Pork and other farm produce are presented with a little ooh la la at these outlets.

Fish and Seafood

Seafood lovers are spoilt for choice at these fishmongers.

Bread and Cakes

Traditional French bread and cakes are churned out with more than a dash of panache at the patisserie and boulangerie.

Do-It-Yourself

DIY enthusiasts will be in their element at Leroy Merlin .