Camping Municipal De Calais ????

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  1. Frentchy

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    Has this re-opened yet???
    CAMPING MUNICIPAL DE CALAIS
    Avenue Raymond Poincaré
    62100 CALAIS
    phone : (0033) (0)3.21.97.89.79
    Fax : (0033) (0)3.21.34.73.25
    Manager : Mr. DARCY Donat 06.79.62.93.22
     
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    Blimey - talk about Starfleet Command. You can see why they don't want disreputable traveller types emptying their bog cartridges in front of that.

    I was under the impression that the aire would be attached in some way to the new Municipal Campsite somewhere near Bleriot-Plage, which is a shame as our favourite Moules & Frites restaurant is next to the old aire. Also a pity to think the public loos in the old bunker next to the aire will be demolished - they were very well-kept and a pleasure to bare your bum to.
     
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    You may well be right. When we were last there, there didn't seem to be a confirmed location for the aire so you're probably more up to date than me (y) Do you know if there's any info about when it will open yet?
     
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    In our caravanning days on returning to the UK we always stayed at Château du Gandspette not sure we could with our 12m motor home + trailer? :rolleyes:
     
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    We were there last Tuesday. The aire is still on the harbourside and no signs up for closure yet. The site is just a pile of rubble now.
     
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    So where is the Aire?? Because I need to stop over Weds night, for the 10.35
    morning ferry, and is there a Bar/restaurant near by?:worried:
     
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    The aire is pretty much at the back of the campsite. Go past where the campsite entrance used to be, it's the next right. There are a few options to eat/drink.
     
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    Accès/adresse :
    Jetée Ouest
    Accès avenue Raymond Poincaré
    62100 CALAIS
    Latitude : (Nord) 50.96586° Décimaux ou 50° 57′ 57′′
    Longitude : (Est) 1.84347° Décimaux ou 1° 50′ 36′′

    Calais Aire details
     
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    I'v never been to the campsite because I normally go to the UK by car "turn up n roll on, are there any directions/co-ords for the Aire?(y)
    Edit Thanks scousebird(y)
     
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    @scousebird has answered that one for you above (y)
     
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    The aire (on Digue Gaston Berthe) has had a bit of a make-over recently - the parking spaces are marked out and numbered - 7 euros a night, pay by phone, credit/debit card or in cash to the chap who comes round to collect) details on a board next to the bourne.
    As Nick says plenty of places to eat and drink + a nice bakery just down the street - and don't forget the Friterie des Nations for the best chips in France! (y)
     
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    Why not stay at the Cite de Europe, quite, safe, shops and bars.

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    There is also an aire at the marina.We always stay there and eat at Le Detroit opposite.3(4)course for 19euro's!.Be careful though as they normally give you a first course courtesy of the the chef.That's fine but last time the "Chefs compliments"was soup which would have been great had I not ordered fish soup!!.We have had no problem with the marina and find more peaceful than the Aire on the sea front.The man comes around to collect 7 euro's!!P.S t.o find the marina follow signs to plage(sea front)and you can't miss it.5 mins around the block to the ferries
     
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    Just saw that the Aire by the harbour entrance from our ferry to Calais is still very much in use . There seemed to be no activity on the site where the municipal used to be . I would not recommend the Cite de Europe since there seemed to be huge numbers of refugees or asylum seekers everywhere on our way out of Calais . I have never seen as many on the side of the motorway in all our years of passing through this way . We headed straight to Le Crotoy which is a lot busier than we have seen in the past but there is still room for a few more .
     
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