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Tuck into the burgers of Calais - Mary Kenny

Regulars | By Mary Kenny

The French port of Calais is relaunching itself as a seaside resort. Mary Kenny can’t wait to swim – and eat – there

Calais is anxious to counteract its image as a sad port with depressed migrants trying to cross the Channel. It’s ‘relaunching itself as an attractive seaside resort’, with a €46m (£39.4m) renovation of the seafront and the leisure facilities. The municipality is hoping that British motoring tourists crossing to France will stop off for a visit, rather than just rushing off southwards. Calais already has a stunning, sandy beach, with civilised facilities such as shower areas and public changing huts, seldom provided at the British seaside. It’s well worth a stop-over. ...

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