7 days in Calais, Lille & Chantilly Itinerary

7 days in Calais, Lille & Chantilly Itinerary

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7 days in Calais, Lille & Chantilly Itinerary

Start: Calais
1
Calais
— 1 day
train:  45​min
2
Lille
— 3 nights
3
Chantilly
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Calais

1
day
Calais

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Crypte de Notre Dame, stop by Majestic Wine Calais- Coquelles, then explore the striking landscape at Cran d'Escalles, then examine the collection at La Cite De La Dentelle Et De La Mode De Calais, and finally appreciate the history behind The Burghers of Calais.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Lille-Lesquin Airport, Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport and Deauville-Saint-Gatien Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Calais can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Lille.

Things to do in Calais

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Majestic Wine Calais- Coquelles, La Crypte de Notre Dame, Cran d'Escalles
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La Crypte de Notre Dame ©
La Crypte de Notre Dame
Majestic Wine Calais- Coquelles ©
Majestic Wine Calais- Coquelles

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nights
Lille

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, get engrossed in the history at Historial de la Grande Guerre, then explore the striking landscape at Les Puits Tournants de Frechencourt, and finally steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Lille Zoo, stroll around Parc Mosaic, and then laugh and play at Koezio.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lille day trip planner .

You can take a train from Calais to Lille in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Lille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Chantilly.

Things to do in Lille

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Parc Mosaic, Historial de la Grande Guerre, Les Puits Tournants de Frechencourt
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Chantilly

Chantilly ©
On the 27th (Sat), get your game on at Lasergame Evolution Saint-Maximin. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Pierrefonds, admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Chantilly, then see the interesting displays at The Living Museum of the Horse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale notre-dame de Senlis.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chantilly visit planner .

Getting from Lille to Chantilly by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chantilly

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, Musee Jeanne d'Aboville, Lasergame Evolution Saint-Maximin, Cathedrale notre-dame de Senlis
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Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds
Cathedrale notre-dame de Senlis ©
Cathedrale notre-dame de Senlis

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