Port of Calais is the port mainly used for cross Channel links between
Britain and the European mainland.
Cheap cross Channel fares, the strong pound, plus the chance to save
literally hundreds of pounds on buying wine, beer and speciality foods, have all
combined to make Calais the number one day trip destination for British
shoppers. But stay longer and you’ll soon discover why Calais, the surrounding
coast and country have much more to offer for a perfect short break.
Calais has a huge choice of shops: three hypermarkets, half a dozen supermarkets
and in the town centre a variety of independent, family-run shops, as well as
two colourful markets, both open on Saturdays.
While for many British visitors shopping in Calais means buying lots of cheap
beer, wine and spirits at the out-of-town hypermarkets and Cite Europe shopping
complex, an increasing number find shopping in the town a much more rewarding
Choose from a mouth watering selection of chocolates, bread, cheese and
charcuterie in specialist shops. Don’t just window shop but buy designer label
clothes and lingerie in chic boutiques. Pick-up bargains of china, glass, linen,
luggage, even DIY products.