Cote d’Opale

Calais - Cote d’Opale

Taster Day around Calais - £99


Price includes your vehicle and



Channel crossing not included.

Come   and   explore   the   Opale   Coast   of   northern   France   for   the   day.   Travel along   lanes   and   tracks   that   have   witnessed   a   succession   of   invading   forces, but   now   see   most   vehicles   speeding   down   the   motorway   to   destinations further   south.   It   is   all   conveniently   on   our   doorstep,   within   easy   reach   of   the ferries and tunnel at Calais. We begin exploring just fifteen minutes from the Eurotunnel. The   Opale   Coast   has   been   fought   over   and   invaded   by   the   Romans,   the Spanish,   the   Dutch,   the   English   and   more   recently   the   Germans.   They   have all   left   their   mark   on   the   landscape,   across   which   we   will   guide   you   for   the day, passing the defences of Ceasar’s fort, and Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. The   Bay   of   Wissant   has   been   a   fishing   port   for   millennia,   but   was   also   one   of Napoleons   northern   sea   ports.   Now   it   offers   (on   a   clear   day)   views   of   the English   coast   and   is   also   home   to   a   traditional   brewery   that   offers   a   suitable stop for lunch and the opportunity to buy directly from the brewer. The   village   was   also   the   centre   of   the   competition   for   the   first   cross   channel powered    flight,    nearby    was    the    landing    point    of    the    first    balloon    to successfully cross the Channel. Within   the   same   fields   (then   under   English   control)   Henry   VIII   and   Francis   I met   for   almost   a   month   in   1520   in   an   attempt   to   strengthen   bonds   between the two countries. The   coast   and   the   Channel   are   in   view   for   a   lot   of   the   day,   and   we   are   able   to experience   the   same   view   that   the   German   troops   had   when   posted   to   man the   Atlantic   Wall.   Their   graffiti   still   remains   on   the   walls   of   long   abandoned gun   emplacements,   one   of   which   has   been   turned   into   a   museum,   allowing us to have a tea break and chat about the journey. Whether   you   decide   to   travel   over   for   the   day,   or   to   find   a   hotel   and   stay   for   a weekend   there   is   plenty   to   see   in   this   region   that   has   a   rich   history   of   conflict and occupation, dating back through the centuries. This   is   a   one   day   green   laning   trip   that   begins   at   Calais   around   10am and   ends   conveniently   close   to   the   motorway   around   5pm   for   your return or onward travel.
P&O regularly do special day trip offers of a return trip with 6 bottles of wine from £24. More info here:
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Costs below are for vehicle,

driver and ALL passengers

2017 DATES



We can offer a customisable taster day for your organisation or club on a day to suit you. Contact us for more information.







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2018 DATES
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