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by sylvgood Online Now Jul 7, 2008 at 10:01 AM

My daughter and I are arriving by boat to calais then hopefully getting a train to boulogne. This doesnt appear to be as easy as I first thought. Does anyone know how frequent the trains are ? Also we shall be there whilst the fish festival is on. Does anyone know much about this ?

Thank you

Sylvia

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    Re: arriving from calais

    by leics Online Now Jul 7, 2008 at 10:15 AM

    You can look at www.sncf.com

    Or you can look at:

    bahn.de/p/view/international...

    which is excellent for all European trains, but only gives fares for journeys starting in Germany.

    There are trains from Calais Ville to Boulogne Ville roughly every hour/couple of hours, taking from around 40 minutes to 1 hour+.

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    Re: arriving from calais

    by ATLC Online Now Jul 7, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    The FĂȘte du Poisson (Seafood festival) is from 25 July-4 August.
    So I took the Monday morning 28 July for a train search at www.voyages-sncf.com

    You don't need to worry, there are numerous trains per hour. Every 10-20 minutes or so. The trip takes between 23 minutes to 1 hour and the cost is between 6 euro and 7.30 euro ONE-WAY.

    On a Saturday morning less frequent, but still one or two per hour.

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    Re: arriving from calais

    by Wowmoment Online Now Jul 7, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    This site is pretty useful source of info for Calais and the area:

    day-tripper.net/channelportc...

    Boulogne Fish festival dates are 25 - 27 JULY & 1 - 4 AUGUST

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    Re: arriving from calais

    by ATLC Online Now Jul 7, 2008 at 10:35 PM

    Ah, that's interesting. What is correct?

    Boulogne-sur-mer's Tourist Information Office website states:
    From Friday 07/25/2008 to Monday 08/04/2008

    tourisme-boulognesurmer.com/...

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    Re: arriving from calais

    by leics Online Now Jul 7, 2008 at 11:04 PM

    The Northern France tourist info says it's 1/8 to 4/8:

    northernfrance-tourism.com/e...

    And this site says from 25/7 to 4/8:

    channelchallenge.org.uk/Even...

    Do they have it in two main sections, perhaps, with lots of fishy business in between? :-)

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    Re: arriving from calais

    by ATLC Online Now Jul 7, 2008 at 11:06 PM

    hahaha! Sounds fishy to me!

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  • Re: arriving from calais

    by sylvgood Online Now Jul 14, 2008 at 9:22 AM

    Thanks all for your help. shall have to sort fish festival when we get there I think. Have only just found out that Speed Feries are now taking foot passengers to Boulogne, so that may solve all our problems.

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