Calais tourism and travel guide

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Visit Calais: highlights and tourist information

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Calais is situated in the Pas-de-Calais department and Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north of France at 98 kilometres from Arras, the department capital (general information: Calais is 235 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez at 11 km and Wissant at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Calais, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Calais in Hauts-de-France.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Pas-de-Calais

Map of places to visit near Calais

Markets in and near Calais

Market days in Calais: weekly market: Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday;

  • Calais: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (0km)
  • Coulogne: market Monday (3km)
  • Ardres: market Thursday (14km)
  • Audruicq: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Grand-Fort-Philippe: market Monday (18km)
  • Gravelines: market Sunday & Friday (20km)
  • Ambleteuse: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Desvres: market Tuesday (31km)

More information about Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Calais, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Calais.


  • Nausicaa - Centre national de la mer (30km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (0km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (20km)
  • Beffroi de Boulogne-sur-Mer (Belfries of Belgium and France) (30km)
  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (38km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (38km)
  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (41km)
  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (51km)

National Monuments

  • Column of the Grand Army (28km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (23km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cap Blanc-Nez (10km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (16km)
  • Cap Gris-Nez (21km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (35km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (36km)
  • Dunes d'Écault (38km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Baie de Canche (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Loon-Plage (26km)
  • Grande-Synthe (33km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Calais

Canton: Calais

Arrondissement: Calais

Department: Pas-de-Calais

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 62100

Distance to Calais

from Arras (prefecture): 98 km

from Paris: 235 km

from Calais: 0 km

from Nice: 903 km

from Bordeaux: 703 km

from Strasbourg: 498 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Calais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Coquelles, Coulogne, Frethun, Les Attaques and Nielles-les-Calais.

This page in French: Visiter Calais