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Arrondissement de Calais

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  • Day675

    Cité Europe, Calais

    May 2 in France

    It was the day before we were due to catch the ferry from Calais to Dover, so we chose a stopover close to the port. In fact, it was the car park of Cité Europe, a commercial centre adjacent to the Eurotunnel. After ignoring the sat nav directions that tried to lead us into the tunnel, we managed to find the motorhome area. We needed van services but these were over the other side of the complex, so after lunch we drove Martha Motorhome to the petrol station that hosted a service area. We didn't fit under the station's roof so had to reverse a little way along the exit road to get to the emptying point. Tokens were required so Vicky went over to the pay booth, only to find it shut - humph! Returning to the car park, we went for a browse around Carrefour supermarket and managed to get a token from their service desk. After a cuppa, we returned and finally managed to fill up with water before settling in for the night next to the 12ft high razor wire double fence that surrounded the Chunnel entrance. It was a surprisingly peaceful night.

    N.B. We'll be back in the UK for just under 3 weeks. Whilst there we'll be making the most of our time with some of our family and friends and therefore won't be doing a daily blog. See you back here in 3 weeks' time for the beginning of our drive accross the continent to Lithuania!
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  • Day49

    We spent two nights in Calais before taking the ferry to England. We found out that buying our ferry tickets a day in advance saved us 52 Euros! We walked around the town and enjoyed seeing the Town Hall, done in Flemish Renaissance architecture. Much of the interior is stucco, but looks like other materials, such as stone or wood.

    Shown are the beautiful stained glass window depicting the return of Calais from England to France, the upstairs hallway, the city council chamber, and the wedding chamber.Read more

  • Day34

    Home tonight.

    June 13, 2017 in France

    I'm writing this at the Calais terminal waiting to board.
    While having breakfast this morning at a boulangier an English bulldog came and put his head on my lap and looked at me as if to say it is time to go home. We were going to stay tonight near Calais then get a morning ferry tomorrow but we made good time from the champagne country to the port so we booked on the next boat. We still have about 130 miles to drive once we get off but with the days being very long we should get home in daylight. The first thing I'm going to do when we get home is have a cup of tea. Then a nice long sleep in a familiar bed. Bliss.Read more

  • Day49

    Calais Sights

    June 19 in France

    Here are several sights in Calais. Included is also an old Watch Tower that has been through an earthquake and two world war worth of bombings. It is still standing due to all the repairs.

  • Day3

    Calais!

    June 29, 2016 in France

    Our French adventure begins!
    Sad to see the miles of doubled up fencing topped with razor wire.
    Poppy seemed nice and calm after the crossing; perhaps because it had given her time to steal her envelope of doggy treats from Metro Bank!
    We opened accounts with Metro because they are the only bank to offer transactions in Europe without charging.

  • Day69

    Last ride on the continent today and was not looking good to start as I awoke to the sound of heavy rain and thunder however forecast said it would clear. Didn't feel the greatest either after last night so hanging around until 11ish waiting for the rain to stop wasn't a bad thing.

    Once heading off in drizzle I didn't expect the weather in ended up going. By the time I reached the Belgium coast there wasn't a cloud in the sky and I even needed to get the sunscreen out for the first time in over two weeks.

    Beautiful wide beaches but not the most characteristic of coasts with the towns lacking a any real culture. As you cross over the border into France heavy industry takes over around Dunkirk and the coastal route heads inland slightly.

    Heading into the evening sunshine and riding along small country lanes through barley fields it was a nice moment to look back on the trip and try and start to take it all in.

    With the ferry booked for tomorrow morning it was time for a relaxed evening in a hotel by the beach in Calais and after an evening walk got to watch an incredible storm cross the chanel as the sun set. Dramatic end to an amazing trip.

    Two more days on the bike back to London to come but first is the ferry in the morning.
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  • Day2

    Fähre Calais

    September 24, 2017 in France

    Nach der Tagwache um 07.00 Uhr früh ging es zuerst auf den Hundespaziergang. Entlang dem Fluss in Richtung Städtchen war es nicht nur für Aiko spannend, sondern man sieht morgens um diese Zeit so richtig wie die Natur erwacht. Um 09.00 konnten wir erst unsere bestellten Baguettes holen und so konnten wir nicht mehr in Ruhe frühstücken, sondern mussten zügig noch den Tank füllen und in Richtung Calais düsen. Leider habe ich eine Ausfahrt zu früh genommen und so durfte wir zu viert noch eine extra Runde fahren. Angekommen in Calais war es sehr gut beschildert und es führte uns zum abgesicherten Dok der Fähre. Wir kamen uns vor wie in einem Hochsicherheitsgefängnis, so gut war alles eingezäunt. Dann wurden wir vom Miltiär gut kontrolliert und mussten die Ausweise, dann die Formalitäten am englischen Zoll und zum Schluss noch die Prozedur mit der Hundeeinreise durchmachen, doch alles in allem hat gut geklappt. Dann hiess es in der gut gefüllten Fähre zu verweilen was uns bei einem Bierchen ganz gut gelang.Read more

  • Day1

    Nice evening in calais FOS... fabulous! 25° and a lovely chilled evening.

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