Anyone stopped overnight at the rear of Carrefour at Cite Europe recently , wondering if still safe with all the current reports in the news ? Heading over in a couple of weeks and always stay there on the first and last nights of the trip
We went out through the tunnel on the 1st of August and returned at the end of August, as others have said; it was quieter than usual (motorhomes) and we didn't have any issues at all, didn't see any immigrants but there was a slightly larger police presence than normal. no delays or anything, actually went through on an earlier train than our designated one in each direction.
I must confess I don't understand some motorhomers! You carry you own bed around so you can more or less stop were you want to, but you get of the ferry in the early hours and want to get your head down,
I like to get at least a hour or more under my belt before retiring, and that will be some where nice and quite, definitely not a shopping centre near a ferry terminal with the possible agro from immigrants, different stroke for different folks I suppose!
I'm not having a go at all but your post comes across as a little condescending, it's a 350 mile journey for us to get to the tunnel in Folkstone with two kids on board, we do it in one day to maximise the time in Europe so it's usually getting on when we arrive in France, the centre is well and truly closed and it's very peaceful. therefore we choose to stay at cite europe and have done for years, up in the morning to fill up with fuel (2 mins away at auchen) and decide where we are going this year.
On the way back home it's the equivalent; arrive at cite europe late in the evening, after filling up, in order to get an early train to the UK the next morning. this provides us with an early start from Folkstone in order to get home that day in a comfortable and safe manner.
P.S. we do have the advantage of being in the lake district in 15 minutes