Stay in Calais at this family B&B and ride a dragon!

Were you a child the first time you set foot in France? Fresh off the ferry, were you wide-eyed that despite only being 26 miles from home turf, life was SO different there: the language, the shops, the bread, the everything? Well, why not rewind in your mind and repeat the magic all over again in Northern France with your own children or grandchildren? The place to learn about French culture is not in a classroom, a textbook or an app after all, but in situ in France, and there’s no easier place to do that than in Calais on a family weekend break, just 35 minutes over the water.

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  • The Deux Caps national park is only a 20 minute drive from your B&BThe Deux Caps national park is only a 20 minute drive from your B&B
  • The Deux Caps national park is only a 20 minute drive from your B&BThe Deux Caps national park is only a 20 minute drive from your B&B
  • The Deux Caps national park is only a 20 minute drive from your B&BThe Deux Caps national park is only a 20 minute drive from your B&B
  • Your family suite at Cercle de Malines luxury B&B in CalaisYour family suite at Cercle de Malines luxury B&B in Calais
  • Even for just a 1-night break, going to France for the weekend is an adventure for the whole familyEven for just a 1-night break, going to France for the weekend is an adventure for the whole family
  • Your family suite at Cercle de Malines has its own stylish and contemporary bathroomYour family suite at Cercle de Malines has its own stylish and contemporary bathroom
  • Your suite at Cercle de Malines B&B is a comfortable base for a family weekend break in CalaisYour suite at Cercle de Malines B&B is a comfortable base for a family weekend break in Calais
  • A full French breakfast at your Calais accommodation A full French breakfast at your Calais accommodation
  • Family weekend breaks at Cercle de Malines luxury B&B in CalaisFamily weekend breaks at Cercle de Malines luxury B&B in Calais
  • Your Calais accommodation ’Cercle de Malines’ is a what you would call a ‘maison d’hôte’ in France ‒ a luxury B&BYour Calais accommodation ’Cercle de Malines’ is a what you would call a ‘maison d’hôte’ in France ‒ a luxury B&B
  • Your Calais accommodation ’Cercle de Malines’ is a what you would call a ‘maison d’hôte’ in France ‒ a luxury B&BYour Calais accommodation ’Cercle de Malines’ is a what you would call a ‘maison d’hôte’ in France ‒ a luxury B&B
  • Your Calais accommodation ’Cercle de Malines’ is a what you would call a ‘maison d’hôte’ in France ‒ a luxury B&BYour Calais accommodation ’Cercle de Malines’ is a what you would call a ‘maison d’hôte’ in France ‒ a luxury B&B
  • Take advantage of the garden at your B&B Le Cercle de Malines in CalaisTake advantage of the garden at your B&B Le Cercle de Malines in Calais
  • Take advantage of the garden at your B&B Le Cercle de Malines in CalaisTake advantage of the garden at your B&B Le Cercle de Malines in Calais
  • Greet the sheeps walking along the path to Cap Blanc NezGreet the sheeps walking along the path to Cap Blanc Nez
  • ire bikes from ‘Opale Vélo Services’ to admire the magnificent Northern France coastlineire bikes from ‘Opale Vélo Services’ to admire the magnificent Northern France coastline
  • … or follow the walking trail GR 120, called the « Coastal GR »… or follow the walking trail GR 120, called the « Coastal GR »
  • Wissant bay, between Cap Blanc Nez and Cap Gris NezWissant bay, between Cap Blanc Nez and Cap Gris Nez
  • Panoramic view on the Deux Camp national parkPanoramic view on the Deux Camp national park
  • Panoramic view on the Deux Camp national parkPanoramic view on the Deux Camp national park
  • Climb to the very top of Calais’ lighthouse!Climb to the very top of Calais’ lighthouse!
  • Sunset on Calais’ pierSunset on Calais’ pier
  • Sunsets at Cap-Gris-Nez Sunsets at Cap-Gris-Nez
  • Sunsets at Cap-Gris-NezSunsets at Cap-Gris-Nez
  • Take your shoes off and feel the sand on your feet in Calais beachTake your shoes off and feel the sand on your feet in Calais beach
  • Small fishing villages along the Deux Caps national park. Here: TardinghenSmall fishing villages along the Deux Caps national park. Here: Tardinghen
  • Northern France is known for its iconic belfries. Climb Calais’! Northern France is known for its iconic belfries. Climb Calais’!
  • Calais town-hall, an architectural jewelCalais town-hall, an architectural jewel
  • The state of the art ‘Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode’ is a vast cultural centre in Calais dedicated to lace and fashionThe state of the art ‘Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode’ is a vast cultural centre in Calais dedicated to lace and fashion
  • The state of the art ‘Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode’ is a vast cultural centre in Calais dedicated to lace and fashionThe state of the art ‘Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode’ is a vast cultural centre in Calais dedicated to lace and fashion
  •  The state of the art ‘Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode’ is a vast cultural centre in Calais dedicated to lace and fashion The state of the art ‘Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode’ is a vast cultural centre in Calais dedicated to lace and fashion
  • Calais city sightseeing on the back of a dragon!Calais city sightseeing on the back of a dragon!
  • Seeing the Calais dragon in action will be a memory the children will never forget!Seeing the Calais dragon in action will be a memory the children will never forget!
  • Be sure to see the Calais dragon on your family weekend break in Northern France ‒ he breathes fire, bats his wings and even runs!Be sure to see the Calais dragon on your family weekend break in Northern France ‒ he breathes fire, bats his wings and even runs!
  • Calais’ newest resident, the dragon, is 10 metres high and 25 long!Calais’ newest resident, the dragon, is 10 metres high and 25 long!
  • Shopping streets in the centre of Calais townShopping streets in the centre of Calais town
  • Bargain shopping session at Cité Europe: 120 shops, restaurants and a Carrefour… with free parkingBargain shopping session at Cité Europe: 120 shops, restaurants and a Carrefour… with free parking
The Deux Caps national park is only a 20 minute drive from your B&B The Deux Caps national park is only a 20 minute drive from your B&B The Deux Caps national park is only a 20 minute drive from your B&B Your family suite at Cercle de Malines luxury B&B in Calais Even for just a 1-night break, going to France for the weekend is an adventure for the whole family Your family suite at Cercle de Malines has its own stylish and contemporary bathroom Your suite at Cercle de Malines B&B is a comfortable base for a family weekend break in Calais A full French breakfast at your Calais accommodation Family weekend breaks at Cercle de Malines luxury B&B in Calais Your Calais accommodation ’Cercle de Malines’ is a what you would call a ‘maison d’hôte’ in France ‒ a luxury B&B Your Calais accommodation ’Cercle de Malines’ is a what you would call a ‘maison d’hôte’ in France ‒ a luxury B&B Your Calais accommodation ’Cercle de Malines’ is a what you would call a ‘maison d’hôte’ in France ‒ a luxury B&B Take advantage of the garden at your B&B Le Cercle de Malines in Calais Take advantage of the garden at your B&B Le Cercle de Malines in Calais Greet the sheeps walking along the path to Cap Blanc Nez ire bikes from ‘Opale Vélo Services’ to admire the magnificent Northern France coastline … or follow the walking trail GR 120, called the « Coastal GR » Wissant bay, between Cap Blanc Nez and Cap Gris Nez Panoramic view on the Deux Camp national park Panoramic view on the Deux Camp national park Climb to the very top of Calais’ lighthouse! Sunset on Calais’ pier Sunsets at Cap-Gris-Nez Sunsets at Cap-Gris-Nez Take your shoes off and feel the sand on your feet in Calais beach Small fishing villages along the Deux Caps national park. Here: Tardinghen Northern France is known for its iconic belfries. Climb Calais’! Calais town-hall, an architectural jewel The state of the art ‘Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode’ is a vast cultural centre in Calais dedicated to lace and fashion The state of the art ‘Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode’ is a vast cultural centre in Calais dedicated to lace and fashion  The state of the art ‘Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode’ is a vast cultural centre in Calais dedicated to lace and fashion Calais city sightseeing on the back of a dragon! Seeing the Calais dragon in action will be a memory the children will never forget! Be sure to see the Calais dragon on your family weekend break in Northern France ‒ he breathes fire, bats his wings and even runs! Calais’ newest resident, the dragon, is 10 metres high and 25 long! Shopping streets in the centre of Calais town Bargain shopping session at Cité Europe: 120 shops, restaurants and a Carrefour… with free parking

And we’ve found just the place for a family 1-night break ‒ ‘Cercle de Malines’, a characterful B&B in the lacemaking quarter, with everything you could want from a family base: there’s a lovely big French breakfast (kids will love the chocolat chaud!), it’s just a short walk into the town centre, and ‒ now here’s the rarity – INTERCONNECTING ROOMS, so you’re separate from the kids but together too!

And what really helps on a family weekend break is having someone at hand who’ll share their local knowledge with you to make sure you get the very best from your adventure. Look no further than Stéphanie, your friendly B&B owner. With four children of her own, she’ll know exactly what your children will love in Calais…

The first thing she’ll do is recommend you see the incredible Calais Dragon, the town’s newest resident. Inspired by the 12-metre-high elephant that roams the streets of Nantes, the Calais dragon (10 metres high, and a staggering 25 long!) is a mobile mechanical structure who breathes fire, batts his wings and even runs. Just clapping eyes on him packs a punch but having a ride is even more of a fantasy adventure for the kids.

And there’s plenty more to do in Calais on your family weekend in Calais. There’s the state of the art ‘Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode’ lace centre (a real treat for fashion fans), Calais market (where better for your little ones to try out a ‘je voudrais…’), shops galore, a lighthouse you can climb for stupendous views, and a stunning sandy beach where you can watch the ferries come and go. Be sure to venture out of town too; you won’t want to miss Northern France’s iconic cliffs Cap-Blanc-Nez and Cap-Gris-Nez nearby ‒ exhilarating and fun for all the family. Pack your binoculars; on a clear day you can see the coast of England!

When you need a recommendation for somewhere family-friendly to eat in Calais, Stéphanie’s on hand to assist. There’s no end of choice, and kids who like to perpetuate the myth that all French people eat is snails and frogs’ legs will be pleasantly surprised by huge bowls of moules-frites, croques-monsieur toasties and a local dish the ‘Welsh’ ‒ bread and ham swimming in a thick cheesy sauce.

And the best thing about a family weekend break in Northern France? Well, since the journey across the Channel is part and parcel of the excitement for kids, you’ve still got the return leg to look forward to. Bon voyage!

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- 1 night in the Chantilly suite accommodating 2 adults and 2 children in interconnecting rooms. One room contains a double bed and the other contains twin beds. The suite also has its own bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and 2 sinks.

- Breakfast, with fresh, quality ingredients

- Beds are made up ready for your arrival. Bathroom towels are provided

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Stephanie

Host, Le Cercle de Malines

I’m both Calais born and bred and from a long line of lacemakers so it’s fitting that I’ve ended up running my luxury B&B in the old lacemaking quarter of Calais! I’m...

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Local produce, markets and cute cafés and bistros, here are our suggestions nearby really make your experience special
‘L’Histoire Ancienne’ restaurant
‘Les Grandes Tables du Channel’ restaurant
‘Petitsprés Pognant’ artisan bakery
‘Au Côte d’Argent’ restaurant
‘Aquar’aile’ restaurant with panoramic view of the beach
‘La Buissonnière’ restaurant
Calais market
Calais fish market
Du Vignoble au Verre
‘Le Green’ bistro
Les Sables d'Opale Café
La Digue café in Wissant
Immerse yourselves in one of northern France’s natural spaces. The best way to clear the head, take in fresh air and rejuvenate
A clifftop walk at Cap-Blanc-Nez
Discover inspiring landscapes and seascapes near Calais
Hire bikes from ‘Opale Vélo Services’
Jardin du Beau Pays
‘2 Caps à Vélo’ bike tours
Whilst in the region your family should not miss our hand-picked list of family friendly attractions! Add them to your itinerary now!
‘Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode’
Calais’ town-hall belfry
Climb Calais’ lighthouse
River shuttle ‘La Majest’in’
The Calais dragon
Take the time to really spoil yourselves with this selection of ideas close by.
‘Idées Dentelle’ lace boutique at the fashion and lace museum
Cité Europe shopping centre
Retail outlet centre, the ‘Channel’ – home of great bargains

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