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Calais is a town in northern France in the department of Pas-de-Calais, of which it is a sub-prefecture. Although Calais is by far the largest city in Pas-de-Calais, the department's capital is its third-largest city of Arras. The population of the metropolitan area at the 1999 census was 125,584. Calais is the narrowest point in the English Channel and overlooks the Strait of Dover. Calais is only 34 km (21 miles) wide here, and is the closest French town to England, from Calais the white cliffs of Dover can easily be seen on a clear day. The older part of the town, Calais proper (or Calais-Nord), is situated on an artificial island surrounded by canals and harbors. The modern part of the town, St-Pierre, lies to the south and southeast. Calais as well as the large port is served by two railway stations: Gare de Calais-Fréthun and Gare de Calais-Ville, the former being the first stop on mainland Europe of the Eurostar line. There are also local bus services that are provided by STCE. Since virtually the entire town was destroyed by heavy bombardments during World War II, there is so little in Calais that pre-dates the war. The Tour de Guet, situated in Calais Nord on the Places d'Armes, is one of the few surviving pre-war buildings. An important place for visitors to see is the Alhambra cinema, an arthouse cinema located on the same square as the Hôtel de Ville. There are some places where visitors can shop. On the outskirts of Calais there is Cité Europe, a huge shopping complex with shops, bars restaurants and a multiplex cinema. Just next to the Cité Europe is L'Usine, a factory outlet centre for higher-end brands. Both of these are built on land next to the Channel Tunnel terminal. Some other places to visit would be the Citadelle, the Museum of Fine Arts and Lace, the Lighthouse and the Costal Footpath. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calais
 

 

 

 

 

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