France Leg 14 Virtual Journey - Calais to Bordeux

Leg 14,Virtual Journey - Calais to Bordeux, X-plane 10

Leg 14 - Calais to Bordeux with X-plane 10

The virtual journey finally leaves the UK from the historic port of Dover in the South of England and heads towards another world famous port, Calais in France.  

Map of the Route

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Calais, France

The Port of Calais is a port in Calais, northern France. The port is the fourth largest port in France and the largest for passenger traffic. It accounts for more than a third of economic activity in the town of Calais.

The Port of Calais was the first cable ship port in Europe and is the fourth largest port in France and the largest for passenger traffic.[2] The port accounts for more than a third of economic activity of the town of Calais.

Companies Sailing Into Calais include P&O Ferries Pride Of Dover, Pride Of Canterbury, Pride Of Kent, Spirit Of Britain, Spirit Of France, Pride Of Burgundy, DFDS Seaways Malo Seaways, Rodin, Berlioz, Calais Seaways.

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Cargo traffic has tripled over the past two decades. In 2007 more than 41.5 million tonnes of traffic passed through Calais with some 11.52 million passengers, 1.4 million trucks and trailers, 2.249 million cars and 4,700 crossings a year. On average, ships sail from the port every 30 minutes. Most of the traffic in Calais comes from Dover.A new 400 million euro project is underway at the port to create a breakwater protecting a pool of 700 meters long, thus allowing virtually all types of ships to stop at Calais.

Bordeux, France

Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region, is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. It’s known for its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th- to 19th-century mansions and notable art museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. Public gardens line the curving river quays. The grand Place de la Bourse, centered on the Three Graces fountain, overlooks the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool.

Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region, is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. It’s known for its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th- to 19th-century mansions and notable art museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. Public gardens line the curving river quays. The grand Place de la Bourse, centered on the Three Graces fountain, overlooks the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool.

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The municipality (commune) of Bordeaux proper has a population of 243,626 (2012). Together with its suburbs and satellite towns Bordeaux is the centre of the Bordeaux Métropole, which with 749,595 inhabitants (as of 2013) and 1,178,335 in the Metropolitan Area, the sixth largest in France. It is the capital of the Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes region, as well as the prefecture of the Gironde department. Its inhabitants are called "Bordelais" (for men) or "Bordelaises" (women). The term "Bordelais" may also refer to the city and its surrounding region.

The city's titles are "La perle d'Aquitaine" (The Pearl of Aquitaine), and "La Belle Endormie" (Sleeping Beauty) in reference to the old centre which had black walls due to pollution. Nowadays, this is not the case. In fact, a part of the city, Le Port de La Lune, was almost completely renovated. Bordeaux is the city which has the highest number of preserved historical buildings in France, except for Paris.

Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital. It is home to the world's main wine fair, Vinexpo, while the wine economy in the metro area takes in 14.5 billion euros each year. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century.

Simulator used: X-plane 10

Video of The Journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4BmbbKSzeI

Screenshots of the journey Calais to Bordeux, France