Cite Europe

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  1. Gunner29

    Gunner29 Read Only Funster

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    As we are getting off the tunnel at 9:30 PM on Tuesday next week and thought we would overnight at Cite Europe thus giving us an early start in the morning.
    Have looked on Google Earth (GE) and know roughly but as I have never been there can someone give me directions from the train to Cite etc and I will look for it on GE befer I depart
    Thanks
     
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    Cite Europe is not the safest of places to stay. There is a lovely free Aires at Wissant which is about 20 mins along the coast towards Bolougne.
     
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    We have stayed on Cite De Europe several times and had no bother at all.
    Just look for the sign for Cite De Europe shopping centre, and large car park just opposite the tunnell:thumb:
     
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    Hiya here are the directions that we use they are very straightforward we have stayed on there and had no problem at all.

    Directions to Cite Europe: as you leave the train follow the exit road. Take the first exit on the right which is sign posted Cite Europe. Go up to the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Boulevard de l'Europe.

    At the next roundabout take 2nd exit onto Boulevard du Kent.

    Motorhome parking and the Coach parking is the area opposite Bowling Cite Europe and the multi storey.

    If you pass the petrol station on way out then you have missed the right hand turning and you will have to join the A16 and go around aain.

    We found the carpark very convenient, you can go into Cite Europe and have something to eat or stock up at the Carrefour supermarket.

    Hope this helps you. Bernie & Gill
     
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    stopped at Cite Europe it as always been ok for us .the parking area is lit up police do drive by checking .
     
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    Gunner did mention he's off the train at 9.30pm so the Cite Europe would be a good spot.
    We have stayed there, no issues. It's easy enough to find, once you start heading in there are motorhome signs displayed to follow, small but they are there.:Wink:

    Wissant, not done that as yet but it's on my list for the future..:thumb:
     
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    We usualy stay overnight at the ferry car park by the ticket office, free and safe
    Look it up on google earth for directions

    Happy daze
     
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    Hi Gunner29,
    We used Cite Europe on our first trip to France in the Motorhome. Well lit, other Motorhomes, next to the Gendarmerie and of course 100 yds from the rear door of the Carrefour Hypermarket.
    Here are the co-ordinates of the entrance for the sat-nav, taken from Google earth.

    N 50 55.971 E1 48.670

    Bon voyage
     
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    Another vote for Cite Europe - stayed there on our last three trips to France without any problem. Very convenient for the tunnel. :thumb:

    Have a great trip!
    Mike
     
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    I had a realy bad experance there a few years ago, it was in the cxar park in daylight, they forced the car lock and robed all our suitcase in the boot, so be carefull. Never been back there again and never at all in the m/h, its scrote city around that area so be very very carefull and do the normal surcurtiy stuff, park near other uk reg m/hs if possible.

    stay safe
     
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    Good advice from SC05OUT and it applies all the time anywhere. I know at the other Carrefour, the scroats watch you enter the hypermarket and then do your vehicle and run back to be lost in the concrete jungle opposite.
    You will see from my avatar I have a furry friend. I walk him about the area first but use another ploy also, leave a cheap plastic dog-bowl outside the vehicle, aire or wherever. Also a chain attached to step or when I was a tugger, on the awning pole.
    Nothing is 100% scroat-proof but just a little thought provoking to a would be thief, is it in there or not ??
     
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    Bear in mind that since then the economic migrants' camp at Sangatte has been shut down. There was a time a few years ago when they used to lurk around the Cite Europe MH parking area and it didn't feel right, but on all of our most recent trips there I've seen no sight of them. I'd go with what the majority say here.
     
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    Ta very much

    many thanks for your advice Off tomorrow to see family then on tunnel on Tuesday
     
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