Frances closest major city to England, Calais has a long history of being a host to displays of conflict between these two long-time rivaling nations. However, modern Calais is home to one of the most impressive examples of the current friendship between France and England: the English Channel Tunnel. This city is easily the most visited location in France by British tourists, who come over for ... read more
various reasons, of which one of the most popular is to load up on cheap cigarettes and alcohol (which can be purchased here with far less tax than in England). However, the city does have more to offer than just discounted drugs, including a spectacular Town Hall that is home to examples of the works of masterful artist Rodin. There are also a few beaches, of which the distant white cliffs of Dover can be visible from the shore on clear days. Travelers venturing around Europe will find Calais is an absolute hub of transportation, with trains disembarking regularly to various cities across the continent. Touted as the most English city if France, Calais is a beautiful modern city that is more than worth a few hours of time spent exploring.