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Information about shopping centres in Calais – Day-tripper.net, the web magazine which saves you money when crossing the channel to Calais, to buy wine, beer, spirits and food, travelling by ferry or Eurotunnel. Supermarkets, chocolatiers, cheese shops, boulangeries, tobacco shops and Cité Europe.
You can pack a lot into a daytrip if you visit one of the main shopping centres in Calais such as Cite Europe. There are other areas in Calais worth a visit however, and we list them below
The main shopping streets in Calais are the Boulevards Jacquard and Lafayette.
When telephoning from the United Kingdom begin all numbers with 0033 -.
The summer sales in France in 2013 in NORD (59), Pas de Calais (62) and Aube (10 - Troyes, Factory shopping centres) start 26th June and run until 30th July this year. However, many departments have different start and finish dates in 2013. More information (in French) - www.economie.gouv.fr
Another link to French Government website concerning sale dates. www.service-public.fr
The Winter sales start on the second Wednesday in January every year - in 2013 they started 9th January and finished 12th February.
Six departments near the French border are free to set different dates, although often they conform to the National dates (Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle, Vosges, Landes and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.) Additionally, Departments in the South (Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region) sometimes hold their sales later than the rest of France.
In Belgium the sales are held in January and July.
CREDIT CARDS – we suggest you ring your credit card company before shopping in France – increased fraud means they are turning down shoppers cards if their spending deviates from the norm. Take your mobile – you can often sort the problem out over the phone.
French brands • Shopping chains • Factory shopping centres • (Belgium) • Markets • Baby • Cars • Car servicing • Chocolate • Customs • DIY • Opticians • Fish • Cheese • Mobile phones • Perfume • Sports • Toys • Weddings
Book by 30th June 2013. Includes a car, up to 4 passengers and all taxes.
Book by 30th May 2013. Includes a car, up to 9 passengers and all taxes.
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Book by 29th June - travel by 30th June 2013. Includes a car, up to 9 passengers and all taxes.
– Cité Europe. The most popular shopping mall in Calais for United Kingdom shoppers, plenty of fashions shops.
– Les 4 Boulevards. The newest shopping centre in Calais, near the Theatre. Plenty of parking, it also has a Carrefour Market Supermarket.
– L'Usine Cote d'Opale. The newest shopping centre aimed at the United Kingdom shopper. Lots of branded clothes, plenty of parking (this centre use to be known as Marques Avenue).
ZAC Curie – Just off exit 44 on the A16 next to Calais Vins, this new zone has a Bricoman store, as well as an Aubert (baby stuff), Kine Jouet (games), Kiabi (good value clothes), Gémo, (Shoes and clothes), and a Gifi store (electronic goods).
Calais Centre – The main shopping areas in the centre of Calais are; rue Lafayette, Bd. Gambetta, La Fayette and Bd. Jacquard.