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Venture away from the Calais area of France for a relaxing day trip to the Continent. From the World Heritage Site in the center of Bruges to the elegant seaside resort of Le Touquet to the South West of Calais, you'll find a range of possible destinations.

Most of our recommended destinations in France and Belgium are under one hour's drive from the Channel ports and the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle terminal.

With information on the best method of getting to these destinations, and the sights not to be missed, our Destination pages are a valuable resource in planning your day trip to France or Belgium.


Known as the 'Venice of the North', take a horse drawn carriage tour, or indulge in an authentic Belgian waffle in this beautiful medieval city with it's picturesque canals and architecture.


Boulogne-sur-Mer is the most important fishing port in France. Boulogne is an attractive sea side resort popular with English day trippers less than 30 minutes drive from Calais.