The port of Calais overlooks the Strait of Dover and represents the narrowest part of the English channel, where France and England are closest.

Watch the sea opposite Calais and observe the white cliffs of Dover. The port of Calais is therefore crucial for ferries between France and England and for transit through the channel tunnel. The old part of the town, Calais-Nord, is located on an artificial island surrounded by canals and marinas. Visit the Église Notre Dame Cathedral, a cathedral built in Flemish, Gothic and Anglo-Norman styles. The Hotel de Ville has been protected by UNESCO since 2005 and many of its interiors are considered historical monuments because of the refined beauty that distinguishes them.

Not to be missed:

• Place d'Armes, which adjoins the Watchtower

• The Église Notre Dame

• Hotel de Ville