Car hire in Calais is perfect to explore the vast areas of beautiful scenery the province has on offer. Located on the shores of the English Channel in the north of France, Calais is the closest European city to the UK, and has had eventful past due to its important location. Heavily fortified in medieval times as well as during the World Wars, Calais and the neighbouring area have loads of historical sites to visit as well as several excellent museums and spectacular landscapes. Book your car hire in Calais with Auto Europe and receive excellent prices in a quick and easy online transaction.
Make sure you have the ability to get around Calais freely driving a hire car. A great way to start your trip is by visiting the lighthouse located by the harbour. Climbing to the top of the 50m tower will reward you with stunning views of Calais, as well as the English Channel, and the famous white cliffs of Dover. Although badly damaged during World War I and II, Calais does have some impressive buildings worth visiting. Most notable is the Town Hall, built between the 1910s-20s and complete with a 75 metre high belfry and a statue of the Six Burghers of Calais, which are famous local icons.
To see how life was in the area before being connected to the UK with rail and tunnel, drive your rental car south of Calais to Saint-Joseph Village, located about 10 minutes away. The village is a large recreated scene from the early 1900s, complete with houses, windmills and farms. A short drive west of here you can visit a great WWII museum, complete with recreated scenes from the war, as well as thousands of historical items and an educational cinema.
To learn even more about the effects of war in the area, drive your hire car to the east of Calais, and visit the Bunker of Eperlecques, the largest bunker in northern France. There is also a museum dedicated to rockets, missiles and space travel here, definitely worth a visit for history buffs and aviation enthusiasts.Book your Auto Europe car hire in Calais online and experience our exemplary service and Beat Rate Guarantee!
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