When traveling to France, most tourists will arrive in the city of Calais. Calais, a former fortress, boasts superior inns in comparison to other French towns. For example, the Silver Lion, Prince of Orange, or Hotel dAngleterre are a few of the reputable inns throughout Calais. Within the city exists an atmosphere of Roman Catholicism. Calais is also known for its nuisance of customs and passports before sightseeing may begin. A British traveler is required to have previously received a permit of absence from the Queen with information containing the number of years traveling and the destinations of the traveler. At times of peace, formalities are insignificant only requiring ones name, occupation, and reasons for traveling. But, during times of dispute, entrance into the city is challenging.