Whether by ferry, Eurostar or EuroTunnel, Calais is your first stop after leaving the UK, making it the perfect place to begin or end your travels. Travelling by EuroTunnel is particularly good value at the moment and it also means you have the use of your car to explore all that Calais has to offer. Given the town's significance as the gateway to England, Calais also boasts easy transport links to the rest of Europe whether by train, car or coach. TGV trains (France's high speed network) connect you to most major cities in France, or you can even hop back on the Eurostar for a pleasant onward journey towards Belgium or southeast towards Switzerland. Hotel Campanile Calais is conveniently placed to let you discover the town the way you want to.
Sitting so directly on the coast, it is easy to see why Calais provides some of the freshest, tastiest seafood in all of France. And what better scenery to eat it than coast side, with the smell of sea in the air ? Every day, fishermen cross the road from the waterside to the restaurant Aux Mouettes and sell only the very best of their catch – a popular culinary opportunity that should not to be missed by anyone on holiday in the region.
The museums and galleries of Calais are always teeming with temporary exhibitions and seasonal activities for children, particularly in the summer months. Visit one of the many tourist information centres to pick up some information regarding the very latest goings-on. All things considered, a short or long break in Calais would leave you positively spoilt for choice.
Calais has the youngest population of all French towns and cities. Around 42% of the town’s inhabitants are less than 25 years of age. This is fantastic for visitors to the area; Calais is buzzing with vitality and excitement, and the young people in the area increase the demand for fantastic nightlife, restaurants and shops.