Calais, the nearest French town to England, is located on the Straits of Dover less than 22 mi from the English cliffs.It is a proud town of sailors and also an important lace centre. It started out in its present-day form in 1885 when the two separate towns of 'bourgeois' Calais Nord and 'working class' Saint-Pierre were joined together.After being all but destroyed during the Second World War, the ...
The city attracts many tourists thanks to the charm of its little streets and its monuments, like the Tour du Guet (watchtower) and the Place d'Armes (armoury square)
The City Hall of Calais has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage since 2005.
The port of Calais is the departure point for many passengers and merchandise headed to England. Indeed, it is the largest passenger port in France.
The port is a major spot in the city and has developed over the years thanks to its proximity to England.
The city of Calais is located on the Opal Coast just under 24 miles from the English coast
Even though the water isn't very warm, the beach, next to the west jetty, is one of the city's main attractions.
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