Calais & Northern France Hotels
Number of hotels in this location - 17
The gateway to France and Europe beyond, our fantastic range of hotels in Calais and Northern France are the perfect base for a short break or getaway. Easy to get to from the south coast of England, there’s no better excuse for a weekend away in this pretty part of the world.
There’s much to see and do here – Northern France is home to a number of popular seaside resorts, historic sights and war memorials. With fantastic shopping opportunities in Calais, with numerous hypermarkets in the town and the surrounding area, it is also the principal crossing point between England and France.
- Ideal for a Eurostar break , Lille has Flemish influence in its culture and its gorgeous architecture, enjoying the best of both France and Belgium life – stunning museum the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille is a must-visit
- Historic Calais has a number of iconic buildings and sights well worth seeing – the 12th century Église Notre-Dame de Calais and the 13th century watchtower Tour du Guet
- Pretty seaside resort Le Touquet couldn’t be more popular in the summer months – the small village thrives as it welcomes almost 250,000 visitors during this period annually.
France has many great cities and areas to see; browse through our hotels in France to find some other top break locations.
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Hotels in Calais & Northern France
Amiens is a city not lacking in charm, situated on the beautiful banks of the Somme River and famous for its French Gothic architectural purity. Visit The Somme, the site of many great battles in World War I and home to a number of military cemeteries. The town of Albert is remembered today as the site of the Battle of the Somme in World War I.
Caen is well known for its historical buildings built in the time of William the Conqueror and for the heavy fighting that took place during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. The museum at Bayeux displays the famous Bayeux tapestry, made to commemorate the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Deauville is regarded as the queen of the Norman beaches with its racecourse, harbour, marinas and Grand Casino.
Calais the principal ferry crossing point between England and France, overlooks the Strait of Dover and is at the French end of the Channel Tunnel. Take advantage of the border trade by visiting one of the many hypermarkets.
Cherbourg-Octeville is located at the north end of the Cotentin Peninsula in Lower Normandy. It is a major seaport on the English Channel with cross channel ferry services to Poole and Portsmouth. The top tourist attraction is the maritime museum Cité de la mer ("city of the sea").
Le Touquet is the most elegant seaside resort of northern France known as Paris by the Sea offering fantastic outdoor activities, a racecourse and a casino. The area is surrounded by luscious pine forests and wide sandy beaches. Montreuil is 12 km from the coast and surrounded by medieval ramparts.
Lille the capital of the Nord-Pas de Calais is the third largest French river port and on the Eurostar route. With ten centuries of French and Flemish architecture and magnificent museums and restaurants, Lille was made a European cultural capital in 2004 and is the birth place of General De Gaulle.
The exciting corsair city of Saint Malo is the most visited place in Brittany. This superb walled city offers specatacular views, beautiful beaches and amazing museums and fortifications. Visit the château of Saint-Malo, part of which is now the town museum, discover the Privateers house and enter the streets within the walls to experience the lively character of this unique port city.
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