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Enter the intricate world of lace-making, the industry that once made Calais a textile powerhouse...
The unique attraction at Calais' cabin-lined beach, which begins 1km northwest of place d'Armes, is watching huge car ferries as they sail majestically to and from Dover...
In front of Calais' Flemish Renaissance-style town hall (1911–25) is Rodin's famous statue Les Bourgeois de Calais (The Burghers of Calais; 1895), honouring six local citizens who, in 1347, held off the besieging En...
An imposing landmark visible from anywhere in town, Calais' 78m-high belfry was recognised as a Unesco World Heritage site in 2005 and opened to the public in 2011...
Housed in a concrete bunker built as a German naval headquarters, this WWII museum displays thousands of period artefacts, including weapons, uniforms and proclamations...
Colonne Louis XVIII commemorates the French king's return from exile in England after the fall of Napoleon (1814). A close inspection will reveal a Hollywood-style imprint of the royal foot.
The 13th-century Tour de Guet, square at the base but octagonal on top, is a rare remnant of pre-20th-century Calais - the rest of the town was virtually demolished during WWII.
This museum is dedicated to Calais' glorious lace-making legacy. It's in a 19th-century lace factory whose façade has been transformed to look like a giant Jacquard punched card.
Willing to burn calories for a superb panorama? Try climbing the 271 stairs to the top of the lighthouse, built in 1848.
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