Situated just 20 miles from the English port of Dover, Calais is nestled between the countryside and sea in the department of Pas-de-Calaise. It is an age-old port that enjoys a strategic physical link with England since 1994 when the underwater tunnel of the Channel opened. With so many daily crossings between Calais and Great Britain, the city is a preferred holiday destination for British residents. There’s plenty to do in Calais with a handful of museums, and 3 miles of beautiful beaches that extend around the town center. The town is also a perfect launching pad for exploring the majestic Côte d'Opale.