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i arrive in calais round midnight next sat & my route to switz is to go north to belgium, onto luxembourg etc

i expect to arrive in belgium round 1am

can you suggest any good, or more importantly, safe place to wildcamp

thanx in advance
 

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philbre said:
i arrive in calais round midnight next sat & my route to switz is to go north to belgium, onto luxembourg etc
Are you committed to going to Belgium that night ? The free autoroute through to Germany -A16- is horrible and not a good night drive.

If you don't arrive in Calais until midnight why not sleep on Calais dockside, Calais aire or the Marina close to the aire ( where, last week, there were dozens of motorhomes overnighting though we could not see how they got in as there were concrete barriers across what we thought was the access road) ?

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lifestyle said:
Calais docks,you will be ready to sleep,so the noise will not bother you,and you will be safe .
where in calais docks can we sleep?

its 20 yrs since i was in calais

it wd be great to have co-ordinates or an address to put into sat nav
 

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You don't need coordinates. As you come off the boat you will follow the stream of cars to the port exit. This is on a roundabout and you will know you are outside the port because you leave the chain link fenced area.

Go all the way round the roundabout until you come to the entrance to the port and then follow the signs for " Sailings without tickets " or similar wording. This will take you to a huge area with lots of vans and cars parked on it. You will have seen this area as you left the port as it is on the other side of the chain link fence as you drove down the road towards the roundabout ( ie on your left as you leave the port area)

You really can't miss it !

I can get it up on the google map but can't find the coordinates.

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Grizzly said:
You don't need coordinates. As you come off the boat you will follow the stream of cars to the port exit. This is on a roundabout and you will know you are outside the port because you leave the chain link fenced area.

Go all the way round the roundabout until you come to the entrance to the port and then follow the signs for " Sailings without tickets " or similar wording. This will take you to a huge area with lots of vans and cars parked on it. You will have seen this area as you left the port as it is on the other side of the chain link fence as you drove down the road towards the roundabout ( ie on your left as you leave the port area)

You really can't miss it !

I can get it up on the google map but can't find the coordinates.

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Thanx, I found this elsewhere on the site so i hope it helps others too

really apprec all your help.........

Leave ship, pass through customs shed which is around the area on the map near the first 'E15' logo on the left...
..then as you follow the main road you will see the terminal complex and parking area on your left...
...drive past and take the first small exit right s/post centre ville, (note, if you don't turn right here then the road takes you straight onto the E15 with no further options to turn off)..
...up to the small roundabout turn left (3rd exit)...
.. follow the road (Ave Du Commandant Cousteau) up to the BIG roundabout that runs underneath the E15...
...take the 4th exit (sp Terminal/embarquement)...
...then drive up to the small roudabout (sp Terminal/sans billets)...
...leave at first exit then turn left into the terminal parking area.
 

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