My favourite shops are found in for boulevards in Calais Centre or at Cite Europe [France] there is an international discount factory shops and Asics is my favourite there.
There are no longer any independent craft stores in Calais now. This is due to the recession so everyone has to either buy online or head down to the hypermarket Auchun or Carrefour.
Crafters can normally sell their handmade items at the local markets.
Local Markets: Weds and Saturday Place D'armes Thurs and Saturday Place de crevecoeur
Buffet de la Gare [Pont Jacquard, 62100] is my favourite place to grab a quick lunch or the friterie. And for the evening meal I'd recommend Café de Paris [72 Rue Royale, 62100] or La Sole Meuniere [1 Boulevard de la Résistance, 62100].
The local cafes situated in Place d'Armes [France] sell an array of nice French Gateaux and coffee.
My favourite bar is Café de Paris [72 Rue Royale, 62100] it is both a restaurant and a bar and often I meet my friends there.
Going to the beach [76 Rue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 62100] is the best place to sit and craft or just sitting in the parks as well can be nice too.
No there are none except there are art clubs at l'ecole nationale d'art situated on Boulevard Jacquard.
The best place to meet crafty people would be at the ecole d'art.
You must visit the war museum [D249, 62250 Landrethun-le-Nord, France] it is very interesting and really eerie.
You must take home a t-shirt or something like that in the souvenir shop Rue Royale [France].
Inspiration can be found at the musee de beaux arts, musee de la dentelle and the war museum in parc Richelieu.
The top non craft related attractions to visit is the Channel scene national there they have many theatre props on display, the lace museum and the war museum including the parks, citadelle, forts and beaches.
The beach of Calais [Digue Gaston Berthe, 62100], the parks and the town hall, including the local harbour, forts and the citadelle.