Tunnel Crossing

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  1. Microchip

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    Catching the 7.20pm train tomorrow and the missus is getting a bit concerned about the increasing trouble with the migrants.
    Was going to stay at Cite Europe but not to happy, so might go to St Omer, anyone seen any problems recently or have advice about the area. .
    Thanks,
    Keith..
     
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  2. chaser

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    Cite europe is as safe as anywhere with the gendarmerie based on there
     
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    7.20 at night or morning, if morning you will be well out of Calais if night you won't want to be going far.
     
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    When we came out at beginning of this month late evening, Cite Europe was half filled with cars with people drinking from bottles. We just drove on to the aire at Wissett for the night.
     
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    I used to stay in Calais but even though I never had any problems I never felt 100% safe.

    I stay at a lovely little village with a free aire at Hondshoote. Approx 56 km East from Calais.

    Satnav coordinates : Longitude : 2.59 Latitude : 50.98306

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    RUE DE BERGUES
    59122 Hondschoote
     
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    We were at Cite Europe last week and there wasn't a migrant to be seen. Several people stayed there all night as they said it's very secure. We stayed at Gravelines as we often do but I would have happily stayed at Cite Europe.
     
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    We always get off the tunnel and drive to the Marina and stay there for 7 euro's.We arrived at 3.30 in the morning a few weeks ago and never saw any immigrants.We stayed the night peacefully with a several other campers.!On our return we arrived mid afternoon stayed on the aire on the sea front(no sign of immigrants)then went to the Marina to spend the night.We always have a meal in the restaurant Le Detroit.opp the marina.!19 euros.3 course although they normally give you a "chefs compliments" which makes it 4 courses.Highly recommend!!
     
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    To be fair in all the years we've been coming and going (we usually stay on our outward and homebound journey) we haven't even seen a car in the specified area for motorhomers. Occasionally seen a couple of taggers but other than that, not a single car let alone people drinking at them. We have seen loads of people sleeping in cars, vans etc at Calais docks though. It's definitely Cite Europe for us. Plus, never seen immigrants there either. Never.
     
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    The security around the tunnel has been upgraded substantially, I was there in May and didn't see a single migrant. I haven't stopped at cite Europe but there are often vans parked there. I cross about three times a year, sometimes four. If your leaving the UK at 7.20pm you will be driving off the train about 8pm UK time so will still be daylight. I'd go to Gravelines (about 20-25 minute drive). Very nice aire, was 7 euros last time I stopped, might have gone up by now. was card payments, not sure if it accepted coins but someone else might be able to verify.
     
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    We always use the tunnel at that time and have never had any problems.
    We always drive to Neufchatel-en-Bray though.
     
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    We usually go to Bergues. Aire is free but gets full in the evenings so you may be a little late for that.
    We have been twice this year and not seen an immigrant, I think the tunnel is a non-starter for them now.
     
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    Just seen the 7.20 PM so agree yes gravelines for me, but no problem with cite europe
     
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    CITE EUROPE,

    WE HAVE STAYED HERE FOUR TIMES THIS YEAR

    VERY SAFE, NO SITE OF MIGRANTS, THREE CARS PARK IN THE PARKING AREA ALLOCATED FOR MH'S AND NO ONE DRINKING OUT BOTTLES !!!! (meanders did you stay in the correct car park?)

    SAFE AS HOUSES.


    colyboy
     
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    Probably a Funster meet....:ROFLMAO:

    Gravelines for me.. (y)
     
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    Cite Europe no problems its next to the police station and only a five minute drive from tunnel
     
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    Last time we came through the "Chunnel" We had hundreds of screaming migrants brandishing Bricks, shovels, and knives coming for us so I just drove at them and killed a few, the others soon ran away.
    Just kidding. No trouble at all at the tunnel, or Cite Europe.
     
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    Thanks for the info folks.
    We are going midday on 6th Sept on route to Croatia.
    Good news about no migrants, but I think we will be getting straight onto the 25/16 autoroute and get some miles done.
    Mitch.
     
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    ... perhaps they were wanting to eat a bit of English 'roast beef'! :D
     
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  20. chaser

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    Probably see you there then if we don't get held up, we are booked on 15.50 but hope to be there earlier.
     
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