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Just a stone’s throw away across the English Channel, Calais is yours to explore with an Avis car hired from Calais Frethun Train Station TGV.
Discover northern France’s port town and the vast country that lies beyond.
We make car rental easy, because we know you can’t wait to feel the freedom of the road and get the very most out of your stay. Wherever your travels take you, the keys are waiting for you to unlock the world.
Located around 10km southwest of the city centre, Calais Frethun Train Station TGV is one of three train stations in Calais. It’s possible to pick up an Avis car rental directly from the station and be in the city within just 15 minutes.
The most famous Calais landmark, which can be seen across the skyline at all times, is the Beffroi de Calais. An elevator will take you to the top of the 78-metre belfry, where you’ll catch incredible views out over the whole city and the English channel. Another place to catch a stunning vista is at Le Phare, Calais’ lighthouse. Climb the 271 steps to the top and take in the sunset.
Calais has a history of creating lace that dates back over 150 years and you can learn all about it at the museum Cité Internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode. Set within a 19th century factory building, the museum houses over 3,200 fascinating artefacts relating to the lace industry.
Before leaving Calais, enjoy a meal on the harbour at Le Grand Bleu, a restaurant well known for reinventing French classics. Choose snails if you’re feeling daring.
Frequent renters get upgraded – and additional days for free – by signing up for Avis Preferred loyalty benefits. Simply choose a date and time and we’ll prepare your quality hire car.
From Calais Frethun Train Station TGV, head off to discover the many treasures of northern France and Belgium that lie beyond Calais. These destinations are less than a two-hour drive away.
Military history lovers should make their way to Dunkirk, just a 50-minute leisurely drive from Calais along the A16. The Memorial de Souvenir provides a fascinating insight into the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, with artefacts from the period and a 12-minute educational film. Spend time on the beach where 300,000 Allied troops were evacuated. The Musée Portuaire is the perfect place to grasp a broad overview of the local maritime history.
Drive a little further east and you’ll find yourself in the Belgian town of Ostend. Driemaster Mercator is a must-see floating maritime museum, formerly a Belgian marine training ship. For history that stretches even further back, visit the De Ploate Oostende Historical Museum – a building that exhibits ancient artefacts from the Neolithic and Roman periods.
Once your perfect car is hired from Calais Frethun Train Station TGV, you’re free to discover the best of northern France and Belgium.