Calais
in Pas-de-Calais of Hauts-de-France, France

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
50.952 and 1.856 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 50° 57' 6" and E 1° 51' 22"
Currency and Currency Code:
Euro - EUR
Spoken languages:
French, Breton, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Occitan
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 09:23 PM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Europe/Paris
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:39 am and 10:11 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-44.033 and -176.367 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Ouwenga
References
This place on Wikipedia
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Current travel safety evaluation for France in Western Europe

Safety Score: 2,6 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to France.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning France. Last Update: 2019-06-26 07:24:07

Discover Calais

Calais in Pas-de-Calais (Hauts-de-France) with it's 74,433 citizens is a city in France about 147 mi (or 236 km) north of Paris, the country's capital city.

Local time in Calais is now 09:23 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Europe / Paris with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 13 airports in the vicinity of Calais, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in France is Calais-Dunkerque Airport in a distance of 4 mi (or 7 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church in United kingdom at a distance of 40 mi (or 65 km). The closest in France is Fortifications of Vauban in a distance of 61 mi (or 65 km), North-West. We discovered 1 points of interest in the vicinity of this place. Looking for a place to stay? we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Boulogne-sur-Mer, Saint-Omer, Montreuil, Dunkerque and Veurne. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 16°C / 62 °F

Morning Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Evening Temperature 16°C / 60 °F
Night Temperature 15°C / 60 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 93%
Air Pressure 1027.3 hPa
Wind Speed Fresh Breeze with 17 km/h (10 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Thursday, 27th of June 2019

16°C (60 °F)
15°C (60 °F)
Sky is clear, strong breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 28th of June 2019

16°C (60 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, clear sky.

Saturday, 29th of June 2019

20°C (69 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Novotel Suites Calais Coquelles Tunnel sous la Manche

Address
2,3 mi
Place de Cantorbery
62231 COQUELLES
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Brit Hotel Calais

Address
0,2 mi
2 rue des Soupirants
62100 Calais
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


ibis Calais Car Ferry

Address
1,0 mi
2, rue Greuze Quartier Beau Marais
62100 CALAIS
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Holiday Inn CALAIS - COQUELLES

Address
3,1 mi
2099 Avenue Charles De Gaulle
62231 Coquelles
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Kyriad Calais Sud Coquelles

Address
2,8 mi
Avenue Charles de Gaulle
62231 Coquelles
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:00 - 23:00
Weekend: 8:00 - 23:00


Metropol

Address
0,4 mi
45, quai du Rhin
62100 Calais
France

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


l'Haut'Aile INTER-HOTEL

Address
3,0 mi
Avenue les Longues Pieces 80
62231 Coquelles
France

Time Information

Checkout: 11:30 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


ibis Styles Calais Centre

Address
0,5 mi
46 Rue Royale
62100 CALAIS
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Bel Azur

Address
0,6 mi
Place D Armes 1-7
62100 Calais
France

Time Information

Checkout: 11:30 - Checkin: 16:30
Reception
Weekday: 7:30 - 23:30 (lunchbreak: 12:00 - 16:30)
Weekend: 7:30 - 23:30 (lunchbreak: 12:00 - 17:15)


Holiday Inn CALAIS

Address
0,7 mi
6 Boulevard Des Alliés
62100 CALAIS
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

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55.A kamionos/trucker.Dugó/stau/long delay in calais-dover-folkestone.2015.

Published: January 24, 2015
Length: 45:48 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: st22lacika

15-20 órás araszolás jobb esetben. A sofőrökkel ez a bánásmód aligha elfogadható. Ennyi időt tölteni az úton, wc, és egyéb szolgáltatás nélkül.Mert velünk mindent lehet....Egysze...


Calais France A Day trip in just 5 minutes (town, beach and fun)

Published: August 05, 2012
Length: 53:11 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Tips For Travellers

Calais France A Day trip in just 5 minutes (town, beach and fun). Short video tour of Calais, just 21 miles across the English Channel in France. Popular for day trips to stock up on booze...


EuroTunnel Trip London to Calais (Pt.2)

Published: August 22, 2012
Length: 27:37 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: SeeSKi

This is the second leg of my recent trip to London from Frankfurt Germany. I wanted to take the EuroTunnel since I heard about it being built. So this was on the bucket list. This is the return...


Slalom de calais 2012

Published: May 09, 2012
Length: 52:26 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: 205et309GTI16S

Vidéos extérieur du slalom de calais 2012 avec des voitures de loisir et de compétition.


Calais - Terre de migrants

Published: March 25, 2015
Length: 56:25 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: kootungal sradhanjali

Le 16 décembre 2002, le camps de Sangatte ferme ses portes. C'était le lieu de vie de près de 4 500 migrants. Ces hommes et femmes viennent d'Afrique et du Moyen Orient. Ils ont fui les...


Harlem Shake Sandball Calais Juillet 2013

Published: July 07, 2013
Length: 17:44 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Thomas Denez


Sandball Calais 2014

Published: July 26, 2014
Length: 50:49 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Thomas Denez

Vidéo résumé du Sandball 2014. Événement organisé par le S.O.Calais Handball.


120 kilos Salle De Musculation Calais 62100

Published: December 05, 2014
Length: 20:01 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: davidmalhone

Salle De Musculation Calais 62100,120 kilos développé couché prise serrée 2 reps. Musculation à calais séance du lundi 1 décembre, deux mois de reprise de la musculation dans la petite...


PORT DE PLAISANCE DE CALAIS, port sur la Côté d'Opale dans le Nord-Pas de Calais

Published: April 04, 2014
Length: 55:24 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: COTE VIDEO

http://www.plaisance-opale.com/ Passeport pour les îles britanniques Le bassin de plaisance du port de Calais est visité chaque année par tous les plaisanciers qui traversent le Channel...


Constructeur maison bois 62 Calais Arras Lens : les réponses à vos questions

Published: April 16, 2014
Length: 38:58 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Constructeur maison bois haut de gamme

Vous voulez faire construire votre maison bois dans le 62 Pas-de-Calais, sur Arras, Lens, Boulogne sur Mer... Vous avez des questions et vous voulez mettre toutes les chances de votre côté...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Field of the Cloth of Gold

The Field of the Cloth of Gold or Camp du Drap d'Or is the name given to a place in Balinghem, between Guînes and Ardres, in France, near Calais. It was the site of a meeting that took place from 7 June to 24 June 1520, between King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France. The site is indicated by a commemorative plaque on the D231 road (Route de Marquise) at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:50.8523|N|1.9229|E|type:landmark_region:FR|||| |primary |name= }}.

Located at 50.8523, 1.9229 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1520 in Europe, Events of the Ancien Régime, Foreign relations of the Ancien Régime, Tudor England, European court festivities

Channel Dash

The Channel Dash, (codenamed Operation Cerberus by the Germans), was a major naval engagement during World War II in which a German Kriegsmarine squadron consisting of both Scharnhorst class battleships, and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen along with escorts, ran a British blockade and successfully sailed from Brest in Brittany to their home bases in Germany via the English Channel.

Located at 50.9792, 1.73583 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Conflicts in 1942, Atlantic and Arctic theatres of World War II, Naval battles of World War II involving Germany, Naval battles of World War II involving the United Kingdom

V-3 cannon

The V-3 was a German World War II supergun working on the multi-charge principle whereby secondary propellant charges are fired to add velocity to a projectile. The weapon was planned to be used to bombard London from two large bunkers in the Pas-de-Calais region of northern France, but they were rendered unusable by Allied bombing raids before completion. Two similar guns were used to bombard Luxembourg from December 1944 to February 1945.

Located at 50.8542, 1.75833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
World War II museums in France, World War II sites in France, Ruins in France, World War II artillery of Germany, Superguns, Research and development in Nazi Germany, V-weapons, V-weapon subterranea, Second World War in the Pas-de-Calais, 150 mm artillery

The Burghers of Calais

Les Bourgeois de Calais is one of the most famous sculptures by Auguste Rodin, completed in 1889. It serves as a monument to an occurrence in 1347 during the Hundred Years' War, when Calais, an important French port on the English Channel, was under siege by the English for over a year.

Located at 50.9523, 1.85351 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Sculptures by Auguste Rodin, History of Calais, 1889 sculptures, Outdoor sculptures in France, Outdoor sculptures in London, Collections of the Norton Simon Museum, Bronze sculptures in France, Bronze sculptures in Japan, Bronze sculptures in the United Kingdom, Bronze sculptures in the United States, Bronze sculptures

Sangatte

Sangatte is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department on the northern coast of France on the English Channel. Like many place names in French Flanders, the name is of Flemish (Dutch) origin (Zandgat) and means "gap in the sand".

Located at 50.9304, 1.7211 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Communes of Pas-de-Calais

HMS Hermes (1898)

HMS Hermes was a Highflyer-class cruiser which served with the Royal Navy. She is notable for being refitted in April–May 1913 as the first experimental seaplane carrier of the Royal Navy, with a launching platform and room to stow three seaplanes (the French Foudre preceded her by about a year).

Located at 51.105, 1.83833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Highflyer-class cruisers, Govan-built ships, 1898 ships, Seaplane carriers of the Royal Navy, World War I aircraft carriers of the United Kingdom, Ships sunk by German submarines, World War I shipwrecks in the English Channel, Maritime incidents in 1914

Gare de Calais-Fréthun

Calais-Fréthun is a mainline and international railway station in the suburbs of Calais, France, one of three stations serving the town, the other two are Calais-Ville in the town centre and Gare des Fontinettes in the suburbs. The station has four platforms, two on the high speed line for Eurostar services, and two for TGV long distance and TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais regional services.

Located at 50.9019, 1.81194 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Nord (French department), Railway stations in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Railway stations served by Eurostar, Région Nord, Eurostar railway stations, TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais, TER Picardie, Railway stations opened in 1993

Cap Blanc Nez

Cap Blanc Nez (literally "Cape White Nose" in English) is a cape on the Côte d'Opale, in the Pas-de-Calais département, in northern France. The cliffs of chalk are very similar to the white cliffs of Dover at the other side of the Channel in England.

Located at 50.925, 1.70944 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Headlands of France, Geography of the Pas-de-Calais

Gare de Calais-Ville

Gare de Calais-Ville is a railway station in the city centre of Calais, France. It is the principal station for commuter and short distance rail services in Calais. Another station Calais-Fréthun, which is where longer distance services depart from, is connected by a free shuttle bus service (to meet with services to Paris). There is a third smaller station at Gare des Fontinettes. There is a shuttle service bus from the Port of Calais to the station.

Located at 50.9533, 1.85056 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Pas-de-Calais, Railway stations in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Région Nord, TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais, TER Picardie

Siege of Calais (1940)

The Siege of Calais (1940) was a battle for the port and town of Calais during the German blitzkrieg which overran northern France in 1940. It immediately preceded Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force through Dunkirk. It has long been a subject of debate whether the sacrifice of the largely British garrison at Calais contributed to the successful evacuation from Dunkirk.

Located at 50.9561, 1.84136 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Battle of France, Second World War in the Pas-de-Calais, Battles of World War II involving Germany, Battles of World War II involving the United Kingdom, Sieges involving France, Sieges involving the United Kingdom, Sieges involving Germany, History of Calais

1580 Dover Straits earthquake

Though severe earthquakes in the north of France and Britain are rare, the Dover Straits earthquake of 6 April 1580 appears to have been one of the largest in the recorded history of England, Flanders or northern France. It occurred at around 6 o'clock in the evening.

Located at 50.9, 2 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
English Channel, Disasters in Kent, History of Dover, Kent, History of Calais, Earthquakes in the United Kingdom, Earthquakes in France, Earthquakes in Belgium, Natural disasters in England, 1580 in France, 1580 in England, 16th century in Belgium, 16th century in France, 16th-century earthquakes, 1580 in science, 1580 natural disasters

Cité Europe

Cité Europe is a shopping centre located next to the French terminal of the Channel Tunnel at Coquelles. Inaugurated on March 21, 1995, approximately 10 months after the Tunnel opened, Cité Europe has over 140 shops, a hypermarket, a 12-screen cinema complex and around twenty restaurants. Designed by architect Paul Andreu, it is intended to echo the design of the Tunnel. It is easily accessible by public transport, and has free parking for more than 4000 cars.

Located at 50.934, 1.80906 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Shopping centres in France, Channel Tunnel

SM U-27 (Germany)

SM U-27 was a German Type U-27 U-boat built for service in the Kaiserliche Marine. She was launched on 14 July 1913, and commissioned on 8 May 1914 with Kapitänleutnant Bernhard Wegener in command. On 18 October 1914, the British submarine E-3 was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by U-27. This was the first action in which one submarine sank another.

Located at 51.105, 1.83833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Type U 27 submarines, U-boats commissioned in 1914, U-boats sunk in 1915, World War I submarines of Germany, World War I shipwrecks in the Atlantic Ocean, 1913 ships, Ships built in Danzig, U-boats sunk by surface craft

Pale of Calais

The Pale of Calais is an historical region of France that was controlled by the Kingdom of England from 1346 until its capture in 1558.

Located at 50.9481, 1.85639 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of the Pas-de-Calais, History of Calais, History of England

Hubert Latham

Arthur Charles Hubert Latham (10 January 1883 – 25 June 1912) was a French aviation pioneer. He was the first person to attempt to cross the English Channel in an aeroplane. Due to engine failure during his first of two attempts to cross the Channel, he became the first person to land an aeroplane on a body of water.

Located at 50.9304, 1.7211 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Aviation pioneers, French aviators, 1883 births, 1912 deaths, Deaths due to buffalo attacks

Gare de Pihen

Gare de Pihen is a railway station in Pihen-lès-Guînes, northern France. It is serviced by the TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais line.

Located at 50.8731, 1.78556 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais, TER Picardie

Gare du Haut-Banc

Gare du Haut-Banc is a railway station serving the towns Ferques and Rety, in the Pas-de-Calais department, northern France. It is on the Boulogne–Calais railway between Calais and Boulogne and served by regional TER trains.

Located at 50.8161, 1.77111 (Lat. / Lng.), about 10 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais, TER Picardie

Siege of Calais (1558)

The Siege of Calais was fought in early 1558 during the Italian War of 1551–1559. The French force commanded by Francis, Duke of Guise captured the city of Calais from the Kingdom of England, who had ruled it since 1347.

Located at 50.9636, 1.8474 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1558 in France, Battles of the Italian Wars, Sieges involving France, Sieges involving England, History of Calais, 1558 in England

Stade de l'Épopée

Stade de l'Épopée is a stadium in Calais, France. It is currently used for football matches and is the home stadium of Calais RUFC. The stadium holds about 12,000 spectators. The first game was a 1-4 defeat to Stade Lavallois on 27 September 2008.

Located at 50.957, 1.89932 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Calais RUFC, Football venues in France, Sports venues in Pas-de-Calais

Calais–Dunkerque Airport

Calais–Dunkerque Airport (French: Aéroport de Calais - Dunkerque) is an airport located in Marck, 7 km east-northeast of Calais, in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. The airport also serves Dunkerque, a commune in the Nord department.

Located at 50.9608, 1.95139 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in France, Dunkirk, Transport in Pas-de-Calais, Buildings and structures in Pas-de-Calais

Canal de Calais

The Canal de Calais connects the Aa River near Ruminghem to the Strait of Dover at Calais.

Located at 50.95, 1.85 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Canals in France

Saint-Inglevert Airfield

Saint-Inglevert Airfield is a general aviation airfield at Saint-Inglevert, Pas-de-Calais, France. In the First World War an airfield was established near Saint-Inglevert by the Royal Flying Corps, later passing to the Royal Air Force on formation and thus becoming RAF Saint Inglevert. In 1920, a civil airfield was established on a different site which was a designated customs airfield. During the Second World War, Saint-Inglevert was occupied by the Royal Air Force and the Armée de l'Air.

Located at 50.8825, 1.74444 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Royal Flying Corps airfields, Airports in France, World War II sites in France, World War II sites of Nazi Germany, World War I airfields, World War II airfields in France, Transport in Pas-de-Calais, United States Naval Air Stations, Buildings and structures in Pas-de-Calais

Tour du Guet

The Tour du Guet is a 13th century watchtower in Calais, Pas-de-Calais, northern France. Located on Place d'Armes behind the Hotel de Ville, it is 39 metres in height, and features a dovecote for carrier pigeons. The tower dates from 1214, when Philip I, Count of Boulogne built fortifications in the town. Damaged by a 1580 earthquake, it was used as a lighthouse until 1848, when it became a watch tower. During World War I, it served as a military post.

Located at 50.9589, 1.84972 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Calais, Towers in France, 1214 in France, 1210s architecture, Monuments and memorials in the Pas-de-Calais

Église Notre-Dame de Calais

Église Notre-Dame ("The Church of Our Lady") is a Roman Catholic parish church located on Rue de la Paix, in Calais, department of Pas-de-Calais, in northern France. Of Tudor architecture, it dates from the 12th century, and chiefly from the 14th century.

Located at 50.9583, 1.85306 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Calais, 12th-century Roman Catholic church buildings, Churches in Pas-de-Calais

Eurotunnel Calais Terminal

The Eurotunnel Calais Terminal is a railway terminal built for the transport of road-going vehicles on specially constructed trains through the Channel Tunnel. The terminal is one of two, with the Eurotunnel Folkestone Terminal located at Cheriton, near Folkestone.

Located at 50.9228, 1.81389 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Channel Tunnel, Région Nord, Railway stations in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Railway stations served by Eurotunnel


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