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This years Christmas Display

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Cite Europe xmas

Update another year as gone by and we are back at the centre on the 20th December 2015.

Shop in Citi Europe picture

Update this years display was very good the centre was busy when we visited on the 16th December 2013.Our favourite coffee shop as gone and been replaced with a large cafe bar.

Cite Europe xmas picture

Photos of our trip to the Cite of Europe shopping centre which is just a few miles from Calais.We visit the centre a couple of times a year but we always go in December to stock up for Christmas

Cite Europe xmas picture

The photos show a childrens slide and the Father Christmas grotto in the main entrance to the centre.

The photo shows one of the many shop in the centre

Chocolate shop

chocolate shop

The Carrefour supermarket in the centre has a vast range of goods as you can see in the photos below

The centre had a Tesco thats sold beer and wine

Walnuts in the Carrefour supermarket

walnuts in supermarket picture

A small section of the fresh fruit available

fresh fruit in supermarket picture

A selection of cured ham

ham in supermarket picture

We bought a large ham for 34 euros

If you have more time it is worth travelling 10 miles outside Calais to the Auchan supermarket.Which is just before you get to Boulogne on the A16 motorway.Leave the motorway at exit 31 for St Omer follow the sign for Centre Commercial.The code for your Sat Nav is 62200

It the largest supermarket I have been in the prices are cheaper than the supermarkets in Calais.


Another December and we are back at the Cite Europe shopping centre.The photo below shows the 2010 christmas display not a lot as changed in the year apart from Tesco pulling out of the centre.The centre was not over busy there seemed to be more people from the Uk than French when we visited.

There are plenty of Hotels to stay at in Calais if you want to stay longer. A selection of restaurants in Calais

Auchan supermarket

potatoes in supermarket-France picture

Christmas display

Christmas display picture

Beer warehouse just outside Calais

beer warehouse Calais picture

Google street map showing the entrance to the shopping centre

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