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Carrefour Cité Europe

Your trip to France wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Carrefour Cité Europe!

Carrefour Cité Europe is one of the largest hypermarkets in the region and an international shopping centre. An essential tourist stop for those crossing the Channel, Cité Europe has over 120 shops and an incomparable “Gourmet City” with great restaurants.

When you travel with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, you can’t miss Carrefour Cité Europe. Shortly after exiting the shuttle, a slip road takes you directly to Cité Europe, which has a large free-of-charge car park, allowing you to shop with total peace of mind!

Whether you’re looking to fill up your wine cellar, restock the fridge after your holiday, pick up some French cheese or Provençal olive oil to impress your friends, or you simply want to enjoy a delicious pain au chocolat with the kids, there’s something here for the whole family. And for the more adventurous shoppers, you’ll even find snails and frogs’ legs!

NEW: Tax-free shopping at Carrefour  

Save money! As a UK resident you are now eligible to shop tax-free in the European Union and you can save money on VAT on your purchases (minimum spend required in France is €100.01). A variety of goods qualify, including cosmetics, jewellery, technology, food and drink items.

Just show your passport and ask for tax free when paying at the till. Keep your tax-free forms and receipts as you travel back with Le Shuttle, then pop in to our Calais Terminal building to validate your tax refund form using an automatic kiosk to claim your tax refund. (Our tax refund area is clearly  signposted in the passenger building).

Why choose Carrefour?  

In Carrefour Cité Europe, you can find leading brands of French products as well as Carrefour’s own brands items, identifiable by the Carrefour logo: quality products at the best prices. Carrefour also offers a premium brand “Reflet de France” which guarantees a superior quality. With Carrefour’s discount prices on their value range, easy to spot in their blue and white packaging, you will be able to create your best meal “à la française” and impress your guests with your cooking skills.

Find your favourites and more

…and remember to ask for tax-free shopping when you spend a minimum €100.01.

  • Local products from Northern France
  • Fashion products, clothes, home, garden, dishes, cookware, linens, household items
  • Products made on-site: pancakes, waffles, bread, pastries, sushi
  • A large choice of fresh products (fish, meat, cheese)
  • Specialities of the world
  • Many organic products and healthy eating options

Fancy a French baguette?

Finished your grocery shopping but still want to check out the shopping centre? Pop into Faims de journée and choose from a selection of freshly prepared breakfasts, sandwiches, salads, desserts, crêpes and waffles, including some very tempting meal deals!

Practical information

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 9pm / Sunday from 8.30am to 12.30am
  • Payment methods accepted: card, cheque, voucher or cash (banknotes only, change in €)
  • 24-hour petrol station
  • Tax-free shopping is available at Carrefour hypermarket (get your VAT refunded when you spend a minimum of €100.01)
  • Carrefour Cité Europe is only a 5-minute drive from our Calais terminal
  • Free parking (4,200 spaces)

Carrefour Cité Europe,
Boulevard du Kent,
62231 Coquelles
Tel: +33(0)3 91 91 02 79

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