Calais overnight

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  1. Pikeman

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    Hi Folks,

    We will be arriving late from tunnel crossing. No way am I staying on the aire at Le Plage again. Last time I got into a row with a 300lb German witch, whose English repertoire was based on seriously foul language. Wifey is not keen on the parking at Cite Europe (security issues). Was reading about the aire at Wissant, but looks a trot from the terminal. Can I have your comments and suggestions please?

    Cheers,

    Keith :cool:
     
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    We usually stay at Gravelines aire - 20 minutes or so east.

    Had a unsettling experience at Calais with a few car loads of teenagers late one night at the marina parking area.

    Would never stay at Calais again.
     
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    Gravelines(y) I know it's the wrong way but nothing to touch it for us, always our first and last stop when we go over, but cite europe is quite safe , security on all night and only five minutes drive.
     
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    Cross posted there, but gravelines is like a holiday in itself for us , daft as it sounds one of my favourite places in France.
     
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    How do you know the German witch will still be there?:)
     
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    Because her towel is still in her spot :D:rolleyes:
     
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    We stayed at Citi Europe and perfectly safe with regular security drive past.

    Kath
     
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  8. Pikeman

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    Sounds ironic, but that was the basis of the row. She thought the space I was pulling into should be hers - even though she was already parked up. She threw a major wobbler!! Then she drove off at 11:00pm shouting F****** English dog. Charming lady, full of the motorhome spirit!!
     
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    We stay at Wissant, about 20 minutes from Calais. Very basic but free.....no witches :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Thanks Kath, think Im gonna persuade wife to go for Cite Europe, so easy for breakfast and shopping in the morning.

    Cheers,

    Keith(y)
     
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    There is a dedicated area for campers. It's signposted as well :)
     
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    I never realised Frau Merkel had a motorhome.

    In Calais there's also the Bassin Ouest MH parking area just off the Boulevard de la Resistance (50.960438, 1.844408) - we've never had any bother there.

    The Gravelines aire can get busy at weekends, depending on time of year obviously.

    Wissant is 30 minutes down the road from Calais Port - if you're satnavving you'll probably be taken down the D244 for part of the trip, which is a country road but it's not hard to manage.
     
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    Yes, we've parked there many times Yorick (for medicinal liquid supplies), but never overnighted. :cool:
     
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    I was in Calais 10 days ago and loads of gangs of lads wandering about. Looked a bit scary and was unnerving.

    I couldn't find anywhere that looked safe to overnight so drove back to Citi Europe. About 15 campers so safety in numbers :)
     
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    We usually stay at cite de Europe, plenty of security around, just keep your van locked.
    Good for shopping in shopping centre, and great Chinese restaurant downstairs
     
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    Depends which way you are going in the morning. Bergues aire is great if heading east/ belgium / lux / germany, an easy drive 40 minutes from calais. No thrills, no Ehu but lots of space with 5 minutes pleasant walk into attractive town or Leclerc down road for supplies
     
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    Thanks everyone, will show your positive Cite Europe posts to my lovely wife. Should clinch it! :cool:(y)
     
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    Cite Europe for us as well. We stay there every time we go over.

    Denise
     
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    Hi.
    Just managed the maths,(Had to take my shoes off and guess some),she weighed in at 21 and a bit stone....". Do you think she may be there in late March ?".......
    Tea Bag.
     
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    Wrong thread ? :clap2:
     
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