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Foot passanger to Calais - What to do?

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Me and a couple of friends are staying in Dover in a few weekends we thought we would go across to Calais for the day. Had a quick look and 4 people foot passanger - £32 total 4 people and a ca…
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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
Me and a couple of friends are staying in Dover in a few weekends we thought we would go across to Calais for the day. Had a quick look and

4 people foot passanger - £32 total

4 people and a car - £30

So we thought we would take the car, what's the rules on insurance and stuff like that?

If we went as foot passangers what is there to do? Can you walk from the ferry terminal to anything of any interest?

Any advice would be great, thanks
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banned#1
Just ring up your insurance company and ask for a green card. Basically gives you full insurance cover in Europe. Should be free.
#2
normally your insurance should cover u 3rd party in europe

yeah u can walk from calais port into calais town when there u can get bus to cite europe for 1 euro each way

or stay on the beach if nice loads of places to get food have a nice day.

have a nice time in dover thats my home town.
#3
Thanks

We could go on the Saturday or the Sunday, which do you think would be better?
#4
ALL policies in the UK provide you with the minimum cover required in EU countries, in France that means third party. If you have FC, you may (or may not) need to phone them to inform them and may (or may not) have to pay a fee. You need to comply with their driving reqiurements, of course (i.e. be 18 or older). The greencard is more a concept than anything else now since your certificate of insurance is all that is required in EU countries and a few others.
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sancho1983
Thanks

We could go on the Saturday or the Sunday, which do you think would be better?


Depends what you want, much of France is closed on a Sunday.
#6
i think the ferry is a bit dearer on saturday but there a market in calais on saturdays
you might have to go early to get there as 1hour in front of us
#7
Is it worth leaving it and turning up on the day? would it be cheaper?
#8
how much of Old Town calais would be open on the Sunday?
#9
Hi sancho1983:) don't forget to get these items http://www.travel-spot.co.uk/products/travel-kit.htm
they hand out leaflets at the port advising all vehicles to have them. You might find some wine warehouses open on a sunday there, but if not go and see the Town hall gardens and the statue by Rodin ( The Burger of Calais). There is a large park not far from there where you can see the locals playing Boules / Bowls.
#10
The supermarkets are shut on Sundays if you're planning to shop. I'd take the car and you can then drive away from the town centre and get better value restaurants and also load up with any shopping. St Omer has some nice restaurants and there's some interesting Second World War museums/'Doodlebug' launch sites etc around there (the rockets fired on London during the war).
#11
So are the hypermarkets open on Sunday and pastry type shops?

What is the best place to buy foot passenger tickets or is P&O the openly place?

Thanks everyone for all your help!
#12
if u call p and o and ask if theve got a paper promo on and start naming papers they normally have foot passenger tickets for £1.00 went a few times last year with the kids cheap day we just sat on calais beach etc
#13
On the back of your policy should be the foreign wording of your insurance if u get pulled over, no need to phone as it is all there.
#14
There was a deal on this site recently for a cheap fare on the ferries i think it was for £19 return.
I am going via eurotunnel this week because i want to cut down on the travelling time.
You really are better off going there on a saturday. Calais is a bit dead on a sunday. You will find some cafes open. They sell food like mussels and fries with mayonaise and these lovely fruit tarts that are all fresh fruit in clear gelatine with a custard base ( I don't know the french name for them but they are really nice). Also if you take the car you could drive into Belgium from Calais port its about 40km taking the motorway A16 into a village called Gvelt, there are rows of shops selling cheap wine, soap powder and chocolates. Some of those shops give you little freebies for buying stuff from them. The freebies are usually big bars of chocolate or some cheap wine mostly Chenet.
#15
Thanks, we might head to Belgium, i presume they will be shut too though on a Sunday?

The ferry is much dearer on a Saturday, we're not too fussed about what to do there, just wanted to make sure we weren't stuck in Calais port!!
#16
sancho1983
Thanks, we might head to Belgium, i presume they will be shut too though on a Sunday?

The ferry is much dearer on a Saturday, we're not too fussed about what to do there, just wanted to make sure we weren't stuck in Calais port!!


Dearer because it is change over day for gites and mobile homes etc.
banned#17
sancho1983
Thanks

We could go on the Saturday or the Sunday, which do you think would be better?


When a mate of mine went on a Sunday, nothing was open!

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