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Old 12 February 2017, 12:10   #1
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Easter in Holiday Marina, Port Grimaud

OK, so the campsite (Holiday Marina, Port Grimaud) is booked for a long Easter break, the trailer booked for full service next week, the boat has been serviced in December. I still need to sort out crossing the channel and some hotel(s) en route.

What's the max width of a RIB than can be taken on Eurotunnel, has anyone tried that? Or should I give up and just use a ferry?

With hotels, my initial thinking was to cross to France in the evening and have a hotel booked within 100km of Calais, then another hotel somewhere around Lyon. Do you have any recommendations of "RIB-friendy" hotels with parking?
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When we went to Spain last year we took the tunnel with our Ribcraft 585 and also 2 off Ribquest Supersports no problem.

Drove down without stopping overnight so cant recommend hotels
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OK, so the campsite (Holiday Marina, Port Grimaud) is booked for a long Easter break, the trailer booked for full service next week, the boat has been serviced in December. I still need to sort out crossing the channel and some hotel(s) en route.

What's the max width of a RIB than can be taken on Eurotunnel, has anyone tried that? Or should I give up and just use a ferry?

With hotels, my initial thinking was to cross to France in the evening and have a hotel booked within 100km of Calais, then another hotel somewhere around Lyon. Do you have any recommendations of "RIB-friendy" hotels with parking?
We always use the tunnel - and unless you are significantly over a normal 'wide' beam Rib you should be fine. I am 2650 strake to strake and stacks of room. Coaches fit with ease, and to be honest, with the walkways down each side of the compartments, there is loads of space and unlike the ferry you are not getting rammed between cars and trucks. I assume you will need the over 1.8m high selection.
We use the Ibis Styles at Bethune to break our journey from Derbyshire - just 50km from Calais - good value and secure parking, and we use the Holiday Inn in Dijon (not quite as far south as Lyon obviously) - again, plenty of secure car parking space. It is next to a large Carrfour, handy for stocking up on wine , and the tram runs from outside the Hotel into Dijon (15mins) for a nice evening in the city

Hotel in BRUAY LA BUISSIERE - ibis Styles Bethune Bruay

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https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotel...-_-FRA-_-DIJFR

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Edit - if you have Tesco Clubcard vouchers you can book at 3:1 on Eurotunnel ! .....
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