Tourist Information

Exploring Calais and its region

Stopping for a day, a week or more? Explore Calais!
The town has a wealth of important historical heritage: admire the imposing sculpture of the Bourgeois de Calais, created by Auguste Rodin at the end of the 19th century. Do not miss Calais lighthouse, the Town hall and its Belfry, and Crève-Coeur place.


Calais was a jewel in the crown of the textile industry in the 20th century, and remembers its industrial heritage. The Calais Lace Museum explains the rise of this industry and showcases unique pieces.
You can also appreciate the many collections in the Museum of Fine Arts and its temporary exhibitions.

A seaside town

200 metres away from the port, children and adults will love Calais beach, with its fine sand and many activities: walk to the end of the pier to watch the ferries and fishing boats, stroll along the breakwater and look at the little beach huts that are so dear to the Calaisiens, enjoy ice creams, chips and doughnuts… Then swim them away in the watched are. Activities are organised all summer!


There are many shops in the town centre, on rue Royale and Boulevard Jacquard and La Fayette. The Calais Coeur mall (Boulevard Jacquard) has a large supermarket and many smaller stores.
There are plenty of restaurants and bars near the marina, on the seafront as well as in Calais Nord, around the Place d’Armes and Rue Royale.
Match supermarket is nearest to the marina and is on the Place d’Armes

Check out the Calais tourism office website or go to facebook page.

Discovering the region

It is a starting point to explore the Calais area and more still!
The Deux-Caps area: Calais is located on the edge of the Parc Naturel Régional des deux Caps, a large natural area with stunning landscapes. By car, bus, bike or on foot, get away for a day of leisure. There are many hiking paths crossing the area, classified as a Grand Site de France.
– The countryside around Calais is full of surprises: dynamic towns and villages, a huge Guînes forest for nature lovers and hiking, a unique and preserved landscape…
Calais: The gateway to Britain
Do you want to spend a few days in England? For a day, a weekend or more, the ferries and the Channel tunnel will enable you to get to England very easily.
More information:

With family

The Calais area has ideal infrastructure and events for both children and adults! A swimming pool, treetop adventure course and other sporting activities are available in the area.

Sports and leisure activities

– Sand yachting
The Calais sand yachting club is on the Hemmes de Marck beach between Calais and Gravelines, near the Fort Vert natural area.
Avenue de la Mer, 62730 Hemmes
Tél: 00 33 (0)3 21 85 17 46

– The « Tom Souville » sailing and leisure centre:
Adress: 415 D940, 62231 Sangatte
Tel : 00 33 (0)3 21 17 70 60

Practical: Save money and the environment by travelling in public transport!

Access to the port:: Fréthun High speed Train station and Calais Ville station
Road network: A 16 and A 26
Regional bus network:

The Opale Bus network enables you to get around in Calais and its surrounding area. The ticket price is €1.20.
More information here
The Ballad’in is a free transport system that enables you to get to the town centre for free. Every 10 minutes, you can get from the Place Crèvecoeur to La Matelote (Minck neighbourhood), and pass by the train station. From the marina, the nearest bus stop is CCI.
Do you want to explore the town differently? Step on board the Majest’in to explore the town via the canals. It costs the same as a bus ticket!

To organise your tourist trips, download the ``App'y marinas Côte d’Opale`` app Application available on Google Play and Apple Store

This application will help you when entering the harbour, inform you about port services as well as allowing you to discover the region’s tourist points.
You have a choice between four themes: culture, nature, food and watersports.