Calais has remained a major trading port for centuries, although in modern times it's perhaps better known for the frequent passenger ferry services that connect France to England. In fact, Calais is the closest French town to England, with the chalky face of the White Cliffs of Dover visible from the shoreline of Calais in good weather. Enterprise has a branch at the Calais Ferry Port allowing disembarking passengers to quickly get on with the next leg of their journey, or stick around to savour the character of this historic port town. Anyone planning a stay in Calais will find plenty to keep them occupied, with surviving medieval landmarks scattered about the Old Time, alongside and wartime monuments and memorials. When the sun sets, however, visitors can explore the thriving nightlife scene, with the Rue Royale serving as the epicentre of evening entertainments.