Shopping Walking Tour, Calais

The plethora of shopping opportunities in Calais makes the entire city seem like one big shopping centre. Calais has an abundance of retail outlets and warehouses offering amazing bargains. Useful shopping is best done along the boulevard Rue Royale. Choose from tens of venues such as wine shops, specialty and gift shops, all offering a unique shopping experience. Follow this self-guided tour for a smoother and more enjoyable shopping spree.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Shopping Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Shopping Walking Tour
Guide Location: France » Calais (See other walking tours in Calais)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
Author: karenl

1) Jacadi

Situated on the modern street Rue Royale, Jacadi is the brand of a large spectrum of children's fashion. This reputation is the result of a strong commitment to quality. Jacadi has a whole universe for children consisting of childcare products, clothes collections for babies and children as well as shoes. For their soft goods, exclusive prints, fabrics of high quality, freshness of their colours and details of their finished products, the products of this shop reflect elegance, sophistication and excellence.
Royal 45

2) Royal 45

The next stop, Royal 45, is a shop that might look like a simple one, but it's actually a place where you can find exclusive decorative items, lamps, original objects and other luxury items that will beautify your home. The staff is very friendly and they will always give advices in choosing the best gift.
Delice des Mets

3) Delice des Mets

On Rue Royal street do not miss Délice des Mets shop, a French delicacy. This small shop offers a large selection of Foie gras and caviar and lots of other goodies, not available in French Hypermarkets. Upon entering the store, tourists and locals will enjoy samples of different selections of specialties, depending on the seasons.

4) Leonidas

The best quality Chocolate is cheaper and tastier in France and Belgium. If you plan to buy tobacco, booze and food, why not feel up your pockets with chocolates as well? A small box of lovely chocolates often is appreciated more than a nice looking gift. The store has different kinds of decorative chocolates available for tourists and locals. Nowadays, it is a famous chocolate brand, numbering different sorts of chocolate through all markets around the world. The certitude that first inspired Leonidas nearly one hundred years ago are as strong as ever.
Rene Classe

5) Rene Classe

Supplement your food and drink dish collection with a touch of delicacy at René Classe, which sells an extensive collection of vases, glassware, porcelain, crystal, high quality decorative items and gifts ideas, all at prices considerably more palatable than their UK counterparts. The store offers brands including Lalique, Baccarat, Daum and St Louis crystal, as well as Bernardaud and Haviland porcelain.
La Maison du Fromage et des Vins Crespo

6) La Maison du Fromage et des Vins Crespo

Owned by the Crespo brothers, having also a restaurant "Le Channel" in this city, the store is one of the best locations in Calais to buy cheese. From camembert to cantal, you can find every sort of cheese from A-Z here. The shop specialty, maroilles, represents a soft cheese made from milk that comes in thick squares. The staff is super friendly and even will put together a special picked plate of cheeses for you to take away, according to your specific tastes and needs.
Bar a Vins

7) Bar a Vins

Located adjacent to the square Place D'Armes, Bar a Vins is one of the best places that can bring joy to choosing a wine. The small shop is crammed full of French wines, with fine selection of Bordeaux being the most famous product. The store owns Luc Gilles which is highly knowledgeable about all wines and he has hand-picked each bottle. If the customer wants to buy an original French wine buying it from an experienced French seller then this outlet won't disappoint.

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: 2.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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: 5.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Calais for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Calais has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Calais, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.