Gravelines

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  1. chaser

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    View from window this morning :BigGrin:
    If it works
     

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    It looks great:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Now don't laugh, but after many attempts to find that sodding place ( coordinates, various GPS units, French folk sometimes pointing and waving while others shrug as only a French person can !! ) I have come to the conclusion the place does not REALLY exist but is a total wind up generated by those that are in the inner circle* for those who aint !!! :Rofl1:

    Ok, I will admit it is a clever rouse, and there amust be dozens of mapping firms and thousands of people helping to maintain the joke.. but come on now, its time to 'fess up' ..

    Please PM me confirming it is just a massive and clever wind up ( do not want to spoil it so will keep it all a secret.. :thumb: )




    *Apparently there IS an inner circle and us mere mortals are not in it ??? :Wink:
     
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    Here you go...
    https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=gravelines&hl=en&ll=50.987999,2.122423&spn=0.001104,0.00327&safe=off&hnear=Gravelines,+Nord,+Nord-Pas-de-Calais,+France&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=50.987999,2.122423&panoid=WbRFCMFLoEl3Am8MdGuJxw&cbp=12,9.22,,0,0
     
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    Pleased you made it & Thanks for Tuesdays Efforts

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    Ah, fond memories :BigGrin:

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  7. Jaws

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    We stayed here on our last night before coming home, 6 Euro charge, pleasant enough but nothing special especially as no facilities/water/ disposal etc. The town was like a ghost town at 7pm.

    Rob
     
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    We are going to a couple of Christmas markets in Belgium at the end of November. On a night Le Shuttle which gets us into Calais around 11pm, but don't fancy staying at Cite Europe - too much recent bad press.
    So looking at staying at Gravelines. Couple of (probably) silly question:
    Do we just pay the 6 euro at a machine on site ?
    Do we just turn up and park where we want ?
     
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    Why didn't I read this a couple of hours ago, we have just found Gravelines after driving round in ever decreasing circles. Nice area behind the town walls with some good sculptures. Worth a stroll round.
     
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    We stayed there earlier in the year. There is a machine to pay on site and bays are now marked. There is now also a new water/waste disposal just up the road by the police station and it is signed from the aire.
     
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    water and disposable about hundred yards away, follow the signs, pmu in town open till 10 others later especially rudys across the bridge towards lidl
     
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    Parked at gravelines last night , only 6 vans there, one complaint though , says 3 euros on the machine from 1st of October but no way of making the machine take anything but 6 euros, we paid the six but two of the others wouldn't pay it and paid nowt and as far as I know no one checked, still the best first and last stop for me though, love the place.
     
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    Have a whip down the beach, bet you can still find 303 ammunition in the dunes........(y)(y) I found a rifle!!
     
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    Yes we stayed there a couple of years back, last time we stopped at Grand Fort Phillip nice spot on the river and town. Pete
     
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    We stayed there last week, I was raising our Welsh flag, as I had at every stop on our tour of Mosel (it`s always a good icebreaker/Baileys attraction) when two French men asked me to take it down. I did so without a fight. (when in Rome...........)
     
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    last time we was there about 18 months ago it was alive with rats they were inside the bins and running back to the grass behind
     
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    it was very clean and tidy when we were there at the end of August
     
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    Oddly enough...
    Was speaking to a french couple a while back about flags
    A Welsh flag was pointed at by the woman and said she did not like to see such things.
    I asked why ?
    The answer was somewhat surprising to say the least..................................

    Because it is the flag of the old imperial Germany and should be forgotten.

    When I told them it was a Welsh flag with a Welsh dragon on it they were stunned.. even asked if I was sure etc etc...
    Now I cannot see any resemblance at all but hey ho !!!
    Might just explain the attitude ?
     
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