Continental Christmas Shopping 

France in the festive season is absolutely stunning and the shopping is to die for. The massive department stores and hypermarkets ensure that whether you’re looking for toys or tableware, champagne to shoes, you’ll be able to find it there. Plus, local markets and boutiques ensure unique presents for everyone. Our day trip to France offer means you can stock up on your Christmas shopping in one go!

  • Christmas shopping daytrip to France
  • Available on both Dover-Calais & Dover-Dunkirk
  • Available for cars & motorbikes
  • Fantastic shopping near Dunkirk & Calais

​You must return within 24 hours of your departure


Dover-Dunkirk & Calais

Our Dover-Dunkirk and Calais crossings take 2 hours and 90 minutes, respectively. 

Plus, with 54 daily sailings, and times from early morning until late in the evening, you can spend the full day making sure you get all the Christmas presents you need. 

Taking your car makes it incredibly convenient to get from shop to shop, too. There are no luggage restrictions, either, so you can bring back as much as you like!

Christmas shopping

Christmas shopping in Calais

Head to Cité Europe, just 15 minutes from our port. There are over 120 shops, including French brands like Armand Thiery and Cache Cache. Channel Outlet Store, less than 20 minutes from the Calais terminal, boasts 100 brands, including Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger or there’s the Calais Cœur de Vie shopping centre, a 15 minute drive away, with a range of shops available. For French food and wines, visit a hypermarket where you’ll find all manner of local gastronomy.

Image credit: Chelmsford Blue

Christmas shopping in Dunkirk

Christmas shopping in Dunkirk

Take the 25 minute drive direct from Dunkirk terminal to Centre Marine Shopping Centre. The centre has 23 shops for you to choose from, including stores like H&M and Sephora.

Wander round Dunkirk city centre and spot Gallic brands including Jules or Promod Boutique. Alternatively, venture to Auchan hypermarket and stock up and any champagne, wine, beers or spirits for Christmas.

Festive spirit

While you’re there…

If you’ve got time, why not explore the festive activities in the region? Dunkirk’s Christmas market is beautiful, the whole town gets into the spirit of the season. Find Santa’s Grotto in the main square, as well as street parades, entertainment and more. Calais, too, becomes a winter wonderland. The annual Christmas market offers 100 beautiful stalls with adorable presents and local cuisine.

Image credit: Fred Collier​

Offer is available on return bookings for cars up to 2.35m high and up to 9 people or motorcycles / motorcycles with side cars with up to 2 people. £20 supplement applies to bookings made on the day of travel. £1​0 amendment fees apply each way.

​​​Prices are subject to availability and offers may be withdrawn at any time. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions​ apply.


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