Duty free and frequent ferries: French port of Calais unveils €863 million revamp

Duty free and frequent ferries: French port of Calais unveils €863 million revamp

The city of Calais in northern France inaugurated its extended port on Thursday after six years of construction work. Authorities hope to attract British tourists with more frequent ferries and tax-free sales.

Six reasons to visit Calais (apart from duty-free shopping)

Six reasons to visit Calais (apart from duty-free shopping)

Thousands of trucks mass at Dover in cross-Channel chaos

Thousands of trucks mass at Dover in cross-Channel chaos

French mayor tells UK’s Boris Johnson to ‘calm down’ over migrant crossings

French mayor tells UK’s Boris Johnson to ‘calm down’ over migrant crossings

Channel migrant crossings in sharp decline: France

Channel migrant crossings in sharp decline: France

‘We’re not ready for Brexit’: French customs officers’ protest hits Calais and Eurostar

‘We’re not ready for Brexit’: French customs officers’ protest hits Calais and Eurostar

Major disruption at Calais as French customs officers continue Brexit protest

Major disruption at Calais as French customs officers continue Brexit protest

Traffic jams hit Channel ports as French customs officials strike over Brexit

Traffic jams hit Channel ports as French customs officials strike over Brexit

Migrants scramble aboard Calais ferry, sparking police sweep

Migrants scramble aboard Calais ferry, sparking police sweep

France clears 1,800 UK-bound migrants from Dunkirk camp

France clears 1,800 UK-bound migrants from Dunkirk camp

Thousands gather across Europe to back migrant rescue ship stuck in Marseille port

Thousands gather across Europe to back migrant rescue ship stuck in Marseille port

French city cans vegan festival after threats from ‘farmers and hunters’

French city cans vegan festival after threats from ‘farmers and hunters’

Five Iranian migrants found drifting off French coast

Five Iranian migrants found drifting off French coast

Calais could see traffic chaos on all roads after Brexit, port chief warns

Calais could see traffic chaos on all roads after Brexit, port chief warns

Calais: Four migrants critically injured after being shot in two-hour brawl

Calais: Four migrants critically injured after being shot in two-hour brawl

French fishermen block Calais port to demand ban on North Sea pulse fishing

French fishermen block Calais port to demand ban on North Sea pulse fishing

UK to accept 260 unaccompanied minors from France

UK to accept 260 unaccompanied minors from France

OPINION: Britain throwing even more money at security in Calais is not the answer

OPINION: Britain throwing even more money at security in Calais is not the answer

UK to pay France extra €50 million to boost security at Calais port

UK to pay France extra €50 million to boost security at Calais port

France a beacon of human rights? Calais migrants tell different story

France a beacon of human rights? Calais migrants tell different story

Britain should bear more migrant costs at Calais: minister

Britain should bear more migrant costs at Calais: minister

Migrants seek refuge in small Normandy port

Migrants seek refuge in small Normandy port

Police open fire on charging migrant car in Calais

Police open fire on charging migrant car in Calais

Hundreds of migrants in Calais braced for winter without shelter

Hundreds of migrants in Calais braced for winter without shelter

Crime down but misery persists one year since Calais camp evacuation

Crime down but misery persists one year since Calais camp evacuation

French police clash with migrants in Calais

French police clash with migrants in Calais

Calais brawls leave 20 migrants injured

Calais brawls leave 20 migrants injured

Majority of Calais migrants sleep less than four hours per night

Majority of Calais migrants sleep less than four hours per night

France provides toilets and taps for Calais migrants

France provides toilets and taps for Calais migrants

France announces plans for two new migrant shelters in Lille

France announces plans for two new migrant shelters in Lille

France must build more migrant centres, rights watchdog says

France must build more migrant centres, rights watchdog says

France jails Britons for smuggling migrants into England

France jails Britons for smuggling migrants into England

Migrants make ‘first ever’ attempt to cross from France to UK by light aircraft

Migrants make ‘first ever’ attempt to cross from France to UK by light aircraft

Police break up clashes between African migrants in Calais

Police break up clashes between African migrants in Calais

French court orders Calais to provide drinking water for migrants but not shelter

French court orders Calais to provide drinking water for migrants but not shelter

France vows ‘no new refugee centre in Calais’ as migrants say conditions are worse than ever

France vows ‘no new refugee centre in Calais’ as migrants say conditions are worse than ever

France urged to do more to protect truck drivers after Calais crash death

France urged to do more to protect truck drivers after Calais crash death

Calais: Van driver killed in crash caused by migrants’ motorway road block

Calais: Van driver killed in crash caused by migrants’ motorway road block

Calais bans charities from giving food to migrants near ‘Jungle’ camp

Calais bans charities from giving food to migrants near ‘Jungle’ camp

Calais: Five hotel managers arrested for ‘smuggling Albanians to Britain’

Calais: Five hotel managers arrested for ‘smuggling Albanians to Britain’

Migrants make return to Calais in new hope of making it to UK

Migrants make return to Calais in new hope of making it to UK

Calais Jungle ‘anti-migrant’ wall completed – two months after camp was cleared

Calais Jungle ‘anti-migrant’ wall completed – two months after camp was cleared

France clears Calais camp as concern mounts in Paris

France clears Calais camp as concern mounts in Paris

Calais ‘Jungle’ camp to be cleared out by end of day

Calais ‘Jungle’ camp to be cleared out by end of day

Calais businesses hope for ‘after-Jungle’ boost

Calais businesses hope for ‘after-Jungle’ boost

France and Britain accused of abandoning Calais minors

France and Britain accused of abandoning Calais minors

‘3,000 migrants dispersed’ after ‘Jungle’ clearance

‘3,000 migrants dispersed’ after ‘Jungle’ clearance

French claims that Jungle camp is empty are rubbished

French claims that Jungle camp is empty are rubbished

Calais migrants given mixed reception in French towns

Calais migrants given mixed reception in French towns

France poised to send bulldozers into Calais Jungle

France poised to send bulldozers into Calais Jungle

UK to spend €40 million on securing Calais border

UK to spend €40 million on securing Calais border

Where exactly in France are Calais migrants being sent?

Where exactly in France are Calais migrants being sent?

Migrant crisis won’t end with Calais ‘Jungle’ closure

Migrant crisis won’t end with Calais ‘Jungle’ closure

80 migrants leave Calais ‘Jungle’ camp for university

80 migrants leave Calais ‘Jungle’ camp for university

France to begin razing Calais camp ‘in matter of days’

France to begin razing Calais camp ‘in matter of days’

Interpreter raped at knifepoint near Calais migrant camp

Interpreter raped at knifepoint near Calais migrant camp

Migrant children leave France’s ‘Jungle’ camp for UK

Migrant children leave France’s ‘Jungle’ camp for UK

Charities in last-ditch bid to block razing of Calais jungle

Charities in last-ditch bid to block razing of Calais jungle

UK and France close to deal on Calais child refugees

UK and France close to deal on Calais child refugees

France says Britain should take in Calais migrant minors

France says Britain should take in Calais migrant minors

Calais migrant camp will be razed soon: French minister

Calais migrant camp will be razed soon: French minister

Near ‘disaster’ in Calais as cops stumble into mock attack

Near ‘disaster’ in Calais as cops stumble into mock attack

Calais mayor fails in bid to stop anti-migrant wall

Calais mayor fails in bid to stop anti-migrant wall

Lost without translation: The struggles of Calais migrants

Lost without translation: The struggles of Calais migrants

French towns divided over taking in Calais migrants

French towns divided over taking in Calais migrants

Calais aid volunteers ‘sexually exploiting’ Jungle refugees

Calais aid volunteers ‘sexually exploiting’ Jungle refugees

IN PICS: Work begins on anti-migrant ‘Great wall of Calais’

IN PICS: Work begins on anti-migrant ‘Great wall of Calais’

Migrant numbers in Calais Jungle ‘jump 12 percent’

Migrant numbers in Calais Jungle ‘jump 12 percent’

Everything you need to know about the Calais wall

Everything you need to know about the Calais wall

History tells us the ‘Great Wall of Calais’ is not fit for purpose

History tells us the ‘Great Wall of Calais’ is not fit for purpose

Britain to start building anti-migrant wall in Calais

Britain to start building anti-migrant wall in Calais

Sarkozy wants ‘closed centre’ for migrants… in the UK

Sarkozy wants ‘closed centre’ for migrants… in the UK

Calais locals hold demo to protest Jungle migrant camp

Calais locals hold demo to protest Jungle migrant camp

‘No point bulldozing Calais jungle unless solutions found’

‘No point bulldozing Calais jungle unless solutions found’

France vows to pull down Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp

France vows to pull down Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp

Calais camp ‘to pass 10,000’ as UK warned over border

Calais camp ‘to pass 10,000’ as UK warned over border

Migrants armed with sticks hold up truck driver in Calais

Migrants armed with sticks hold up truck driver in Calais

Sudanese migrant killed in Calais clashes

Sudanese migrant killed in Calais clashes

Bulging Calais camp now home to ‘9,000 refugees’

Bulging Calais camp now home to ‘9,000 refugees’

‘Great wall of Calais’ won’t stop migrants, aid group says

‘Great wall of Calais’ won’t stop migrants, aid group says

One dead after violent clashes in Calais migrant camp

One dead after violent clashes in Calais migrant camp

Calais migrant camp will ‘soon be completely cleared’

Calais migrant camp will ‘soon be completely cleared’

Hollande says Brexit won’t change Channel migrant deal

Hollande says Brexit won’t change Channel migrant deal

Migrants clash with French police near Calais port

Migrants clash with French police near Calais port

Calais migrants use tiny boats to cross Channel

Calais migrants use tiny boats to cross Channel

British aid convoy sets off for Calais camp

British aid convoy sets off for Calais camp

Afghan migrant killed by lorry in Calais

Afghan migrant killed by lorry in Calais

Mass brawl at Calais migrant camp leaves 20 injured

Mass brawl at Calais migrant camp leaves 20 injured

Migrants at Calais camp given dignity in death

Migrants at Calais camp given dignity in death

Calais fears summer chaos as migrants up bids to reach UK

Calais fears summer chaos as migrants up bids to reach UK

UK-bound Calais migrant killed in hit-and-run

UK-bound Calais migrant killed in hit-and-run

Part of Calais camp cleared but where are the refugees?

Part of Calais camp cleared but where are the refugees?

French regions’ name changes lead to mockery

French regions’ name changes lead to mockery

No Borders: Are extremists really causing a rumble in the Calais ‘Jungle’

No Borders: Are extremists really causing a rumble in the Calais ‘Jungle’

More Calais migrants stitch lips shut in protest

More Calais migrants stitch lips shut in protest

Hollande warns of Brexit ‘consequences’ for Calais border

Hollande warns of Brexit ‘consequences’ for Calais border

Shelters burned at Calais camp as demolition continues

Shelters burned at Calais camp as demolition continues

‘Jungle’ camp clearance to resume after night of violence

‘Jungle’ camp clearance to resume after night of violence

Migrants and police clash at Calais camp demolition

Migrants and police clash at Calais camp demolition

Migrants moved on as Calais eviction begins

Migrants moved on as Calais eviction begins

French court upholds evacuation of Calais camp

French court upholds evacuation of Calais camp

France blasts Belgium’s move to reopen border controls

France blasts Belgium’s move to reopen border controls

More arrests after attacks on Calais ‘Jungle’ migrants

More arrests after attacks on Calais ‘Jungle’ migrants

Belgium brings back border checks over Calais migrants

Belgium brings back border checks over Calais migrants

Refugees face court for storming Calais ferry

Refugees face court for storming Calais ferry

Aid groups push to stop demolition of Calais jungle

Aid groups push to stop demolition of Calais jungle

France says it’s time to move migrants from Calais camp

France says it’s time to move migrants from Calais camp

Calais: UN slams ‘appalling’ conditions for migrant kids

Calais: UN slams ‘appalling’ conditions for migrant kids

Ex-French army commander faces jail over anti-Islam rally

Ex-French army commander faces jail over anti-Islam rally

France vows order in Calais after refugees storm ferry

France vows order in Calais after refugees storm ferry

Landmark ruling allows Calais migrants to seek asylum in UK

Landmark ruling allows Calais migrants to seek asylum in UK

British woman jailed for trying to sneak refugee boy in to UK

British woman jailed for trying to sneak refugee boy in to UK

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VIDEO: Journalist mugged at knife point in Calais camp

Calais camp refugees defy relocation efforts

Calais camp refugees defy relocation efforts

Briton spared jail for trying to smuggle Calais refugee girl

Briton spared jail for trying to smuggle Calais refugee girl

Calais refugees worry as bulldozers roll in to camp

Calais refugees worry as bulldozers roll in to camp

Migrant radio station goes live in France’s ‘Jungle’ camp

Migrant radio station goes live in France’s ‘Jungle’ camp

Eurotunnel floods land in bid to keep refugees out

Eurotunnel floods land in bid to keep refugees out

Jihadis may be hiding in Calais, says ex-terror cop

Jihadis may be hiding in Calais, says ex-terror cop

British TV sets sent to Calais to house refugees

British TV sets sent to Calais to house refugees

New film to be shot in migrant hotspot Calais

New film to be shot in migrant hotspot Calais

Refugee found dead in truck in northern France

Refugee found dead in truck in northern France

Calais: 1,000 migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel

Calais: 1,000 migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel

Calais refugees sell ‘wish we weren’t here’ cards

Calais refugees sell ‘wish we weren’t here’ cards

UK street artist Banksy paints at Calais camp

UK street artist Banksy paints at Calais camp

Refugee knifed to death at Calais migrant camp

Refugee knifed to death at Calais migrant camp

Teen refugee killed on motorway near Calais

Teen refugee killed on motorway near Calais

Refugees ‘barred’ from French swimming pool

Refugees ‘barred’ from French swimming pool

France scolded for ’round-ups’ of refugees

France scolded for ’round-ups’ of refugees

Calais refugee camp hit by another blaze

Calais refugee camp hit by another blaze

Top court tells France to improve Calais camp

Top court tells France to improve Calais camp

Work begins on Calais migrant camp makeover

Work begins on Calais migrant camp makeover

Support grows for Brit who smuggled Calais girl

Support grows for Brit who smuggled Calais girl

More violence in Calais as refugees are moved

More violence in Calais as refugees are moved

Calais: Police hurt in clashes with refugees

Calais: Police hurt in clashes with refugees

People smugglers: UK and France to join forces

People smugglers: UK and France to join forces

Court shames France into action in Calais

Court shames France into action in Calais

VIDEO: Explosion at Calais refugee camp

VIDEO: Explosion at Calais refugee camp

Calais refugees to get vaccines and condoms

Calais refugees to get vaccines and condoms

Calais: Hunt for driver after refugee hit-and-run

Calais: Hunt for driver after refugee hit-and-run

Aid groups try to force France to act over Calais

Aid groups try to force France to act over Calais

800 French celebs unite to save Calais refugees

800 French celebs unite to save Calais refugees

The forgotten refugee camp in northern France

The forgotten refugee camp in northern France

France ‘blows €1.5m on private jet for refugees’

France ‘blows €1.5m on private jet for refugees’

Calais: The ‘Jungle’ migrant camp photographed from the sky

Calais: The ‘Jungle’ migrant camp photographed from the sky

Calais refugee camp on the ‘brink of collapse’

Calais refugee camp on the ‘brink of collapse’

Refugee killed by Eurotunnel freight train

Refugee killed by Eurotunnel freight train

Syrian man killed on motorway near Calais

Syrian man killed on motorway near Calais

Young refugee killed by Channel Tunnel train

Young refugee killed by Channel Tunnel train

Syrian refugees turfed out of Calais camps

Syrian refugees turfed out of Calais camps

France takes in refugees but abandons ‘migrants’

France takes in refugees but abandons ‘migrants’

Ashamed Brits mobilize to help refugees in Calais

Ashamed Brits mobilize to help refugees in Calais

Eurostar nightmare: ‘We can hardly complain’

Eurostar nightmare: ‘We can hardly complain’

Eurostar chaos after migrants ‘climb on trains’

Eurostar chaos after migrants ‘climb on trains’

Calais: New migrant camp ‘is not the answer’

Calais: New migrant camp ‘is not the answer’

France to build new camp for 1,500 migrants

France to build new camp for 1,500 migrants

French sailors lift blockade of Calais port

French sailors lift blockade of Calais port

UK to put €10 million into Calais migrant crisis

UK to put €10 million into Calais migrant crisis

France and Britain to sign Calais migrant deal

France and Britain to sign Calais migrant deal

France and UK to sign joint deal on migrants

France and UK to sign joint deal on migrants

Migrant bids to enter Channel Tunnel falling

Migrant bids to enter Channel Tunnel falling

Frustrated migrants resigned to French life

Frustrated migrants resigned to French life

Calais: A ‘dying’ city but not quite like Baghdad

Calais: A ‘dying’ city but not quite like Baghdad

French and British back sending army to Calais

French and British back sending army to Calais

Calais: UN urges France to draw up crisis plan

Calais: UN urges France to draw up crisis plan

Will France force Britain to move border home?

Will France force Britain to move border home?

Migrant crisis: EU sends millions to aid France

Migrant crisis: EU sends millions to aid France

Calais migrants: France wants more help from UK

Calais migrants: France wants more help from UK

Migrants step up efforts to cross Channel Tunnel

Migrants step up efforts to cross Channel Tunnel

Ending Calais migrants crisis is ‘top priority’

Ending Calais migrants crisis is ‘top priority’

Migrant: ‘France will protect me more than UK’

Migrant: ‘France will protect me more than UK’

Extra French police help curb Calais migrant flow

Extra French police help curb Calais migrant flow

Migrant dies in botched Eurotunnel crossing

Migrant dies in botched Eurotunnel crossing

Calais chaos sees France beef up police presence

Calais chaos sees France beef up police presence

Hundreds of migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel

Hundreds of migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel

New measures to stop migrant deaths in Calais

New measures to stop migrant deaths in Calais

Two migrants die trying to cross Channel to UK

Two migrants die trying to cross Channel to UK

Calais: UK lorries to park in new ‘secure zone’

Calais: UK lorries to park in new ‘secure zone’

End ‘mob rule’ by French strikers: UK port boss

End ‘mob rule’ by French strikers: UK port boss

UK to aid French efforts to stem flow of migrants

UK to aid French efforts to stem flow of migrants

Calais: French strikers put protest on hold

Calais: French strikers put protest on hold

Calais: French strikers threaten to up the ante

Calais: French strikers threaten to up the ante

Calais port stays shut as French strike goes on

Calais port stays shut as French strike goes on

Calais chaos: Travellers curse ‘striking French’

Calais chaos: Travellers curse ‘striking French’

French strikers cause Channel travel chaos

French strikers cause Channel travel chaos

French strike action closes Calais port

French strike action closes Calais port

UK boosts border checks for Calais migrant crisis

UK boosts border checks for Calais migrant crisis

Eurostar resumes after Channel Tunnel chaos

Eurostar resumes after Channel Tunnel chaos

France ‘jails 100 Brits’ for migrant smuggling

France ‘jails 100 Brits’ for migrant smuggling

French protests cause Channel travel chaos

French protests cause Channel travel chaos

UK drivers warned after tensions rise in Calais

UK drivers warned after tensions rise in Calais

Tourists shocked by Calais migrants scramble

Tourists shocked by Calais migrants scramble

Trouble as riot police evict Paris migrants

Trouble as riot police evict Paris migrants

Calais migrant brawl leaves several hurt

Calais migrant brawl leaves several hurt

Hollande rejects migrant quotas for Europe

Hollande rejects migrant quotas for Europe

Police probe footage of Calais migrant attacks

Police probe footage of Calais migrant attacks

France tells migrants ‘forget UK and stay here’

France tells migrants ‘forget UK and stay here’

Migrant camps emerge in the heart of Paris

Migrant camps emerge in the heart of Paris

New Calais migrant camp ‘the worst in Europe’

New Calais migrant camp ‘the worst in Europe’

New report blasts France over asylum failings

New report blasts France over asylum failings

French police accused of ‘beating’ Calais migrants

French police accused of ‘beating’ Calais migrants

Police break up mass migrant brawl in Calais

Police break up mass migrant brawl in Calais

Ferry passenger goes overboard in Channel

Ferry passenger goes overboard in Channel

UK should send back-up to Calais, France says

UK should send back-up to Calais, France says

Calais: French U-turn over migrants’ day centre

Calais: French U-turn over migrants’ day centre

British migrant fences ‘laughable’: Calais mayor

British migrant fences ‘laughable’: Calais mayor

Le Pen: France needs to take control of borders

Le Pen: France needs to take control of borders

France sends more cops to quell migrant unrest

France sends more cops to quell migrant unrest

‘We need to tell migrants the UK is not El Dorado’

‘We need to tell migrants the UK is not El Dorado’

Calais police fire tear gas as migrants storm trucks

Calais police fire tear gas as migrants storm trucks

IN PICTURES: The life of migrants in Calais

IN PICTURES: The life of migrants in Calais

Calais migrants: A daily struggle to get to Britain

Calais migrants: A daily struggle to get to Britain

Calais crisis: Protesters demand more police

Calais crisis: Protesters demand more police

Calais migrants: ‘We’re not wanted in France’

Calais migrants: ‘We’re not wanted in France’

Truckers to protest over Calais migrant crisis

Truckers to protest over Calais migrant crisis

London to help France pay for Calais migrants

London to help France pay for Calais migrants

UK-bound migrants rush aboard trucks in Calais

UK-bound migrants rush aboard trucks in Calais

Calais migrants: ‘It’s becoming more violent’

Calais migrants: ‘It’s becoming more violent’

UK: Take our Nato fences to block Calais migrants

UK: Take our Nato fences to block Calais migrants

Calais to get more cops after migrants storm port

Calais to get more cops after migrants storm port

Calais mayor threatens to block Channel port

Calais mayor threatens to block Channel port

France to demand UK help ease Calais crisis

France to demand UK help ease Calais crisis

Calais: ‘People will be killed if nothing is done’

Calais: ‘People will be killed if nothing is done’

Violence erupts among migrants in Calais

Violence erupts among migrants in Calais

Calais gets more cops as migrant crisis grows

Calais gets more cops as migrant crisis grows

French cops find arsenal on London-bound bus

French cops find arsenal on London-bound bus

Calais migrants: Number of arrests soar in 2014

Calais migrants: Number of arrests soar in 2014

Calais targets migrants by banning camps

Calais targets migrants by banning camps

Cross-channel chaos as French dockers strike

Cross-channel chaos as French dockers strike

‘UK must understand the burden on France’

‘UK must understand the burden on France’

Syrian refugees call off Calais protest

Syrian refugees call off Calais protest

Syrian refugees at Calais demand asylum in UK

Syrian refugees at Calais demand asylum in UK

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Woman ‘fell from cliff’ before Channel swim

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Hopes rise for Calais-Kent commuter link