Machines & departures

Are you on the trail of the Dragon of Calais or the Sentinel Iguana? Check their positions and find them in the streets of Calais.

How to get aboard the Calais Dragon?

Beyond being able to contemplate the journeys of the Calais Dragon from the seafront, the public can buy tickets to board on its back for a trip of approximately 45 minutes. The pace is that of a 72-tonne machine, between 1 and 2 km / hour : there is therefore no risk of being manhandled during the trip. Nonetheless, the dragon’s sounds and its effects can impress. To get on the back of our animal, it is necessary to climb the 20 steps hidden in its tail. On board, you will find a sheltered platform, with a bench and guardrails from which you can enjoy sumptuous panoramic views.

Departure points and travel sections

Morning departures are round trips from the Calais Dragon shelter to allow boarding of people with reduced mobility via the bridge. From 14:00, it leaves its shelter for the day and serves the boarding points on the seafront.

Each ticket is valid for one dragon trip from one boarding point to the next one. For each ticket, the commented trip on board lasts 45 minutes to an hour, embarkation and disembarkation time included.

Week-ends and French school holidays

Dragon shelter

10:30  
13:00

Boarding point is located in front of the Dragon shelter. 
Parking lot : P1 & P2, Avenue Winston Churchill

Skate park

14:00
17:30

Boarding point located at the entrance of the Calais Beach skatepark. 
Parking lot : P5 Digue Gaston Berthe

Boardwalk

15:00
16:30

Boarding point located along the promenade of ‘Digue Gaston Berthe’. 
Parking lot : P7 Blériot Plage

Tuesday to Friday (French school holidays excluded)

Dragon shelter

14:00
16:30  
17:30  

Boarding point is located in front of the Dragon shelter. 
Parking lot : P1 & P2, Avenue Winston Churchill

Beach Lifeguard Station

15:00

Boarding point is located in front of the Beach lifeguard station.
Parking lot : P3 Avenue Winston Churchill

December 18 day — Solstice Night

Dragon shelter

10:30
13:00
14:00

Boarding point is located in front of the Dragon shelter.
Parking lot : P1 & P2, Avenue Winston Churchill

Skate park

15:00
18:30

Boarding point located at the entrance of the Calais Beach skatepark. 
Parking lot : P5 Digue Gaston Berthe

Boardwalk

16:30
17:30

Boarding point located along the promenade of ‘Digue Gaston Berthe’. 
Parking lot : P7 Blériot Plage

Travel aboard the Calais Dragon!

Ready for an original adventure? Book your trip aboard the Calais Dragon, an unusual journey on the Côte d’Opale, to the rhythm of this exceptional animal! Stroll on the panoramic terrace embedded in his back and discover the new seafront of Calais!

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