Cities of France: Kale

The administrative center of the Department of Para de Calais – Calais City (Calais) lies only 40 km in a straight line from English Dover.

It is not surprising that it was Kale that was the last ownership of England in continental Europe, while remaining such up to 1558, and it is from here that most of the ferry lines to the shores of Misty Albion begins.


The city is quite clearly divided by channels into two parts – carefully restored after the war old district Calen Nor and extensive "new town" Kale-Zyud, Drawn around the Town Hall and Main Commercial Streets – Lafayette and Jacquard Boulevards.

Attention deserve G. Tower (the only medieval building in the old town, surviving bombing of the Second World War) on the square d’arms, Church of Notre Dame (The only building in the style of English gothic on the continent and the place of marriage of Charles de Gaulle and Ivonna Vandra in 1921), Museum of Fine Arts and Lace On Rue Richelieu, Lighthouse (Height 51 meters) with a panoramic platform near the area of ​​Henri-Barbusse, building Town Hall (1926.) With its 60-meter bell tower, rich World War II Museum In the building of the former German blockhouse in Saint-Pierre Park, many first-class shopping centers, as well as good city ​​Beach (It should be borne in mind that the water in the channel is rarely heated to an acceptable to swimming in temperature).

Reviews and studies of trips

How Kale has become keys from a huge attachment of the La Mans Strait

From the shores of Kale to England, just 34 kilometers and this is the most narrow place in the strait of La Mans. Naturally, for hundreds of years, this city was the most important transport hub. Read more →

Cities of France Kale

Lavagra | Summer 2014

In Normandy without cider and caldos or how to spend a sober head

Normandy is not bad known to the ordinary tourist. Excellent infrastructure, many hotels of different levels and magnificent cuisine have long attracted potential travelers. Read more →

Lavagra | June 2014

Paris – London on the bus through La Mans

In fact, there are several ways to get from Paris to London. The first and fastest is a plane. The second way is EUROSTAR high-speed train. I stopped at the third version – the Megabus bus. Read more →

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