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Shopping Centres in Calais

Information about shopping centres in Calais –, 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 start on 28th June 2017 until the 8th August 2017.

The Winter sales will start mid January 2018 and run until mid February 2018, in NORD (59), Pas de Calais (62) and Aube (10 – Troyes (Factory shopping centres)

However, many departments have different start and finish dates. More information (in French) –

Another link to French Government website concerning sale dates.

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.

Main shopping centres in Calais

cite europe calaisCité Europe. The most popular shopping mall in Calais for United Kingdom shoppers, plenty of fashions shops.

quatre boulevards shoppingLes 4 Boulevards. The newest shopping centre in Calais, near the Theatre. Plenty of parking, it also has a Carrefour Market Supermarket.

mivoix shoppingCentre Mi-voix. Where the old Continent Supermarket use to be (now Carrefour). Smaller and quieter, there is uniquely for most French shopping centres, a TABAC here.

auchan in calaisCentre Auchan, with Auchan Hypermarket and Leroy Merlin this is another popular port of call for United Kingdom shoppers.

L'Usine factory shop FranceL'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.

Factory Shops

Shops you find at most French Commercial Centres and what they sell.

Useful Outside links

– Check out the latest catalogue / leaflet offers (PDF).

shopping centres France – Conseil National des Centres Commerciaux. Find a French Centre Commercial (click the map of France).

French shopping brands – Site des Marques. Useful resource for French brand information.

business in France – Societe, for official information on a business.

boussole shop – Boussole. Useful directory for many shops and institutions in France.

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