Calais Port Ferry Overview
Calais is a town in the north of France. Calais overlooks the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point in the English Channel, which is only 21 miles wide. and is the closest French town to England. The white cliffs of Dover can easily be seen on a clear day. The strait is the busiest international seaway in the world, used by over 400 commercial vessels daily.
Calais proximity to England has made it a major port for centuries. It is the principal ferry crossing point between England and France, with the vast majority of Channel crossings being made between Dover and Calais. The French end of the Channel Tunnel is also situated in the vicinity of Calais, in Coquelles some 4 miles to the west of the town. As well as the large port, the town is served by two railway stations: Gare de Calais-Fréthun and Gare de Calais-Ville, the former being the first stop on mainland Europe of the Eurostar line.
Calais has restaurants that are popular with English visitors, in the tradition of seaside towns, but shopping is its most popular attraction with Rue Royale, Boulevard Jacquard and Boulevard la Fayette being Calais most famous areas.