Calais is one of those European port cities which is so easy to tear straight through as we drive to a ferry or away on our holidays. But Calais has a long history at the centre of battles between France and England. There’s interesting old industrial history of lace making too … of World War II occupation and nowadays a major retail offering. Out of town La Coupole was where the Nazis built their “revenge weapons” the V2. The two-part guides run to twenty-nine and twenty-six minutes.
CALAIS – pt 1
August 14, 2014