Vibrant port town overlooking the English Channel
Calais isn’t just the first point of entry for Brits visiting France. Come and discover this pretty town’s impressive monuments and tasty culinary delights with OUIBUS! On the Place d’Armes, admire the statue of General de Gaulle and his wife, before climbing the Tour du Guet, one of the oldest buildings in the city, miraculously spared during the bombings of the Second World War. Then, turn back time by visiting the Citadelle, a huge military fortress built on the ruins of an old medieval castle.
If you like fashion and lace, you’ve come to the right place. Discover the Calais Lace Museum in the Saint-Pierre neighbourhood, which is the historical centre for the production of Calais’ famous lace. Art lovers will certainly find something to admire at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, which houses a remarkable collection of paintings.
Time for dinner! Head to the seafront for some delicious fish and seafood dishes, followed by a dessert made from the local delicacy: coffee-flavoured butter cream. Make sure you also taste some maroilles, the region’s most famous cheese, along with a pint of Bourgeoises de Calais (choose between several different flavours, including fruit). If you fancy some entertainment, you could go to Channel Paradise for dinner with a cabaret show that is bound to enchant and entertain you!
Once your stay in Calais is over, OUIBUS will make sure you get home safely.