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  Welcome to Calais

  Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Welcome to Calais – The city with the largest port in France

It is located in the north of France,it belongs to the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardy region department Pas de Calais being the Calais district with a population of 72, 520 near to the North Sea. As curiosities is now known by the English Channel North Sea, is the nearest French England, the city is known for its passenger port, their ships move to England and the Channel Tunnel. And in its origin Calais was born of a fishing village


Despite the terrible destruction that suffered during the war there are some pretty interesting tourist spots that you could visit. The port of Calais, the biggest port of Francia, that connects with England, is mainly used to reach the port of Dover in England, and from there to go to London. The French company which operates the ferry crossing the Channel SeaFrance,all ferries are equal. So The Channel of La Mancha or English Channel, is another interesting point turistic. Theater and opera, undoubtedly one of the most emblematic of the city along with the city buildings. Construction began in 1903 and in 1905 was inaugurated by President of the French Republic. Hotel of Ville, the City Hall exposes all splendor of the city, since from any point of the city you can see the majestic tower of the town hall for unconventional because of its 75 meters high. It was built in 1910. The statue of The Burghers de Calais and The headquarters of the Germans during the war. In the West is located The Opal Coast, another one of those great places to get lost in nature.


In Calais there are coffee shops like Plan B. But if you prefer bars and nightclubs you can go to '' Bar a Vins '' or to '' Ar' Home ''. In Calais there are spaces to play bowling, centre of games and entertainment. But the fact is that restaurants in Calais are fantastic and natural and appetizing food to eat and try invites various local dishes. One of the best sites is called "Les 3 Brasseurs" traditional "brasserie", a brewery which produces beer themselves. The find in the square of Lille Flandres station, not far from the center of the ciudad.Sirven also a typical meal of northern France, mussels, desserts and gratins, Maroilles, sauce dishes and beer. Morel Et Fils is another good restaurant, an old "bonneterie" is a lingerie shop for women, coffee has become 30 years. It is in the theater square of Lille, just in front of the chamber of commerce of the city.


In the city center of Calais you can find the typical shops that all cities have. If you want something more special there is a Channel Outlet Store, the ' Cite Europe' a big center around Calais with many brands.


Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour


Calais climate is characterized cold temperatures, in summer months between 28 and 32 degrees.

Public transportation

The usual transports used to arrive there are the train, ferry, planes and busses. The train station is Gare SNCF, is located in Quai Jacquard 48, 62100.
Terminal Ferry: E15, 62100 Calais.
Airports: Calais' airport, in Marck.
Buses, you would buy tickets for 1 euro.

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