Welcome to the Centre Européen de Séjour, the centre for visitors to Calais !
The Centre Européen de Séjour, a youth hostel, has been open to individuals and groups of all ages and all nationalities since 1993 !
CES welcome the world !
The hostel is open to welcome you, every day, at all hours
Ideally situated at a stone's throw from the seafront and only a few minutes from the Town Centre, it is a warm and friendly place, designed for meeting and chatting to others.
We have been accommodating individuals, families, school groups, sports teams, training courses and seminars for over 20 years now, and envisage continuing for many more.
The communal area on the ground floor has a billiard table, table football and a bar. There is also a residents' library and a TV room.
Structure and capacity
We have 162 beds available, in 84 bedrooms equipped with 1 to 4 beds. 8 of these bedrooms have wheelchair access.
Sheets and blankets are provided and the beds are made up, but we do not provide towels. There is a shared bathroom for every 2 bedrooms. Sharing is easy with the magnet system on the doors.
Several fully-equipped, adjustable meeting rooms, which can accommodate up to 120 people, are available for training sessions and conferences.
Lets' eat !
The self-service restaurant has seating for 120 people. The terrace has space for 30 more. Our kitchen staff is happy to welcome you and will adapt to all your requirements !
See details of our set menus on the page dedicated to catering. Please contact us directly if you have any special requirements; we can adapt our offer to meet specific needs concerning the menus, schedules and services provided.
As our restaurant is open to all and our team places great importance on making everyone feel at home, we pay particular attention to your eating preferences or special dietary requirements and adapt our meals accordingly.
A place for relaxing in a natural environment.
In the garden behind the Hostel you’ll find hens, trees and an insect hotel. You can have lunch on the patio, a nap on the grass, or sit and read your book on a nice bench. This communal leisure area is your space as well during your stay in the hostel.
The garden is also a mini-laboratory for sustainable development: The hens eat part of the restaurant’s catering waste; the staff eat their eggs. The henhouse was built with sustainable wood by members of our management committee. The insect hotel was built using recycled materials, and the garden furniture made out of pallets. We installed birds’ and bats’ nests in the garden in 2010, in response to the difficulty certain species have in finding natural habitats in urban areas.
All this reflects our strong commitment to sustainable development, acknowledged by our obtaining the European Ecolabel in 2015, and its subsequent renewal in 2018.
A professional team is here to greet you :
A warm welcome, 24/7, care and attention from the kitchen and cleaning staff, a responsive administration team: all our staff members are attentive to your needs before, during and after your stay !
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The Centre Européen de Séjour is a non profit-making, voluntary organisation set up to promote tourism available to all. Our main objective is to enable everyone to go on holiday and enjoy exploring our beautiful region, by providing board and lodging at reasonable prices. See here for more details about our organisation, our values and our working partners.
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