Calais Lighthouse, Calais

Calais Lighthouse, Calais (must see)

Located in the port of Calais, the 51 meter high lighthouse came to life in 1845 and functioned for the first time in 1848 with oil, and then from 1883 with electricity. The light of the lantern gives out four blinks followed by a gap of seven seconds. A spiral staircase of 271 steps leads to the top of the tower, which will give you a gorgeous view over Calais, the Channel and on a clear day, the White Cliffs of Dover 26 miles away.

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Calais Lighthouse on Map

Sight Name: Calais Lighthouse
Sight Location: Calais, France (See walking tours in Calais)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Calais, France

Create Your Own Walk in Calais

Create Your Own Walk in Calais

Creating your own self-guided walk in Calais is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Calais Landmarks Walking Tour

Calais Landmarks Walking Tour

Calais is a city of rich history and remarkable monuments. It offers tourists its diverse and beautiful sites, historic heritage and well preserved memorials. Along with its famous Colonne Louis XVIII and Quartier du Courgain Maritime, the following tour plan will guide you through Calais' most significant attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Calais Introduction Walking Tour

Calais Introduction Walking Tour

Calais has no shortage of quality museums, beautiful buildings and cultural monuments fit to impress visitors willing to acquaint themselves with the city's rich history and architecture. Other than these, the old city has quite a bit to offer its guests in terms of good time, particularly in summer. Take this orientation walk to find your way to some of the most notable landmarks of Calais.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles