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Culture of Calais. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Calais is a cozy harbor town with numerous interesting traditions and attractions. Start your observation of the city from visiting the town’s beach. A walk here will leave many good memories as the length of the beach is about 2 miles. This is the most beautiful and romantic place in the town. The beach will also be a perfect choice for private relaxation. The small fishing town of Courgain starts right behind the beach. According to historical records this town was founded more than a thousand years ago. There are always a few fishermen with their rods on the coast, and the locals are always happy to provide tourists with all the necessary gear for fishing. Tourists will also receive recommendations on how to fish.
The structure of Calais is quite unusual as canals divide this city into two parts – old and new Calais. The old region is named Calais-Nor. It was severely damaged during war and … Open
There is also an important historical landmark near the town. This is Fort Risban built in the 16th century. The fort was built on the site of an ancient tower called Lancaster Tour, which had been built by the British in the early Middle Ages and served as a defensive fortification. Over the years the territory of the port city expanded significantly, and so it needed a more powerful structure to protect it. Beautiful Fort Risban is free to visit, so everyone is welcome to make a walk in its territory. Tourists should also not forget to include a visit to the local stronghold to their cultural program. This is a prominent landmark that was built in the middle of the 16th century. The building has survived almost intact till our days.
There is another interesting castle near the citadel. This is Nieulay Fortress that protected the city from storms and destructive waves during many years. Place d'Armes is considered the center of the historic district of Calais. The beautiful watchtower is considered the main attraction of this area. The construction of the tower was completed in 1224. The height of the tower estimates 38 meters. Make just a few steps from the square, and you will see the most important religious landmark of the town - Notre Dame Church that is considered the object of national importance. Beautiful altar is the main decoration of the church. The height of the altar is 17 meters. The church still hosts various important events and is visited by many famous personalities. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Calais is a quiet and calm French town which many travelers with children give preference. There are no large and noisy amusement parks, huge shopping and entertainment centers and nature … Open
Rue de Richelieu starts just near the square. This street is well known among fans of painting. Famous Museum of Fine Arts is located here. The wonderful museum was opened in 1966. Among the exhibits of the museum visitors will find works by both medieval and modern painters, and a rich collection of sculptures. Calais is also known as a center of lace production. Travellers, who want to know more about this national craft, will be interested in making an excursion to the district of Saint-Pierre. This part of the city is the location of several plants that were founded in the middle of the 19th century. Tourists will be also delighted with interesting museums and shops located there.
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Unique spots in Calais and near

Shell Grotto

From the series “15 Historical Monuments, with Riddles not yet Solved”
The walls and the ceiling are decorated with the mosaic form various shells of the unbelievable beauty. The researchers are sure that this Grotto was man-made. Although, who and for what built this underground asylum with the outstanding decoration, we can’t even suppose. The specialists counted that about 4 million shells were used for the decoration of the walls and the ceiling. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Calais

Culture guide to Calais. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Calais: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Calais. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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