Start your weekend in Calais with a stroll along the fine sandy beach. Discover the city's history while strolling or biking in the bassin du Paradis or the Courgain Maritime district, born around the 9th century from a hamlet which was home to the families of fishermen. Then explore the fort Risban and its citadel. The next day, head to the market in the Place d’Armes, enjoy some culinary specialties and marvel at the 38-meter Guet Tower and the and Rodin bronze of Les Six Bourgeois, recalling the 1347 famine.
A one-week stay at one of our Calais hotels will allow you to discover the city and take advantage of the various nautical activities offered at the beach and harbor. You’ll also be able to contemplate the walled city’s past by visiting the Fort Nieulay. Like the city hall, whose belfry is 75 meters tall and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit too the Tudor-style church of Notre-Dame, which has a unique high altar 17 meters high. Finally, admire the Calais Nord Lighthouse built in 1848.
During a family stay in Calais, lovers of hiking and cross-country cyclists will find everything they like at the Noires Mottes, or head to Parc Saint-Pierre or the Parc Richelieu. Do some sea horseback riding, windsurfing on the wild beach of Hemmes de Marck, windsurfing on the spot de Sangatte. Discover the Parc de Bagatelle or the Giant 7 Valleys maze and enjoy the water resort and ice rink during cloudy weather. Not far from Calais, find ourCampanile hotels in Lille
, and explore its streets to discover its history.