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    Car Hire Calais

    Calais Car HireCar 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.

    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 car hire 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.

    Convenient Locations in Calais

    Travellers visiting Calais can find convenient pick-up locations at the Calais Rail Station and throughout the city. Auto Europe works with the top, trusted suppliers in the city at these locations including suppliers including Europcar, Avis and Hertz.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Calais

    Can I hire a car with unlimited mileage in Calais?

    Travellers hiring a car in Calais are in luck, as most car hire suppliers allow unlimited mileage hires. However, travellers should be aware that some suppliers will impose mileage restrictions on specific car categories such as luxury and SUV hires.

    Can I use third party insurance for my car hire in France?

    For car hires in France, third party insurance is typically offered from major credit card companies, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX. Compare insurance plans to find out what coverage is available and best suited for your travel. Contact Auto Europe toll-free at 24/7 at 1300 656 601 with any questions.

    Contact Auto Europe - CalaisCan I drive my car hire into other countries?

    Yes, travel throughout Western Europe is allowed and without restriction for most car hires in Calais. While traditional car hires can travel freely, restrictions can apply to car hire categories such as luxury hires. Restrictions will vary depending on the car hire supplier and we encourage travellers to direct additional questions to one of our friendly reservation specialists at 1300 656 601.

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    Alternatives To Car Hire in Calais

    Regardless of where you plans in France take you, Auto Europe has the ideal mode of transportation for all travellers. With the guaranteed best rates in the car hire industry, we take pride in providing our clients with this exceptional value. While we are known for our unmatched rates on traditional car hires, we additional offers rates on luxury, motorhome, van hires and more - so, our clients can ensure that they have the ideal vehicle for their travel plans.

    Luxury Car Hire Calais
    Luxury Car Hire Calais -  Seeking a premium travel experience during your time in Calais? Consider a luxury car hire with Auto Europe for stylish and comfortable vehicles from manufacturers such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more.
    Van Hire Calais
    Van Hire Calais -  If a traditional car hire doesn't have enough space for your travel party, consider Auto Europe's fantastic rates on van hires. We offer small, medium and large vans, so whether you are enjoying Calais in a large group or need to transport sizable luggage - Auto Europe has you covered.
    Motorhome Hire in Calais
    Calais Motorhome Hire -  Offering a unique way to explore and experience France, motorhome hires are on the rise. While behind the wheel of an RV, your travel options have no boundaries. With safe and accommodating locations to pitch throughout France, you can make the most of your time when travelling in Calais and beyond.