The Calais Canal, which connects the English Channel and Saint Omer, passes right through the city of Calais, from Calais Nord to Coulogne quarter. A boat, the Majest’in, operates a day-long service across the city and back.
Sailings from Calais Nord (George V terminus) and Coulogne (Pont de Coulogne) last 30 minutes and call at 3 stops: “Meuse”, close to the Church of Notre Dame, “Cité Dentelle”, for the Lace Centre, and “Nation”, in the old Saint Pierre quarter, close to Place Crèvecoeur. And if you want to use a different means of transport for your return journey, no problem! All Majest’in stops are close to a bus stop. And, with 9 return journeys (4 on Sundays) between 6.45 am and 7.15 pm each day, you can use the service all day during your visit.
With a capacity of 70 passengers, the Majest’in is an integral part of the city’s public transport system and is also an original way to explore Calais city centre or get to the Cité Internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode (International Lace and Fashion Centre)...and all for as little as €1 for a single ticket!
To learn about the city’s history, pick up one of the free audio guides (in French and English) which provide commentaries for the video presentations: another reason to use the boat trip for both education and pleasure...and the kids will love it! The boat was designed and built at the Couëron naval shipyard (in the Loire-Atlantique département) and, being a modern vessel, it is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Want to spend a pleasant evening with your loved one or with friends? Then why not try one of our monthly cabaret evenings?