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.
A seaside town
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.
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: oscar.pasdecalais.fr
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!