Reviewed 20 August 2014 by Leighton
Was amazing saved so much time didn't even feel like we were moving.
'Leighton' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le Shuttle
"Best Choice for Travelling to the Continent with Car"
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Aubrey
Having taken ferries to France from multiple ports on the south coast of England, the Eurotunnel is by far my preferred method of travel. It is much faster than a ferry and much less expensive as well. Our train was delayed by 30 minutes, but the shops in the terminal made the wait a non-issue.
'Aubrey' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le Shuttle
"Tunnel Experience "
Reviewed 16 August 2014 by Anonymous
Very smooth and efficient, enjoyed the whole experience. Well done.
'Anonymous' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le Shuttle
Reviewed 21 July 2014 by Tina
We were very happy with our first Eurotunnel experience and would definitely recommend it. Everything was very smooth from booking the trip to arriving and getting on the train to arriving in Calais. I was impressed with the car registration auto identification system that even allows you to go on an earlier train if you are there earlier than expected. Two thumbs up!
'Tina' travelled Folkestone Calais with Eurotunnel on Le Shuttle
|Dover - Calais with DFDS Seaways - 10 Sailings Daily / 1 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Dover - Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways - 11 Sailings Daily / 2 hour crossing|
|Dover - Calais with P&O Ferries - 23 Sailings Daily / 1 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Dover - Calais with MyFerryLink - 8 Sailings Daily / 1 hour 30 minute crossing|
Folkestone is a coastal resort town in the Shepway district of Kent, England. It was a Norman stronghold on, or near the site of a Saxon fort and became known from its connection with the priory of St. Eanswythe. The name of the town of Folkestone its origin in the late 7th Century as 'Folcanstan', in all probablity referring to the ‘stone of Folca’, a common old English name. Viking raids were common to the area and left extensive damage to the settlements at Folkestone up until the 10th Century, and even after Edward the Confessor came to the throne in 1042, the village was again put to the torch by Earl Godwin of Wessex, after being exiled by the king. In about 1920 a landslip on the East Cliff at Folkestone revealed the remains of a large Roman villa complete with bathrooms and hypocausts, a courtyard with a mosaic floor and a kitchen with two fireplaces. The excavations were undertaken by Mr. S. E. Winbolt. The site was eventually recorded and covered over in 1957.
The origins of Calais are obscure. It was founded as a fishing village some time prior to the 10th century. In 997, it was improved by the Count of Flanders and fortified by the Count of Boulogne in 1224. It is less than 40km from England - the Channel's shortest crossing - and is the busiest French passenger port. In the last war the British destroyed it to prevent it being used as a base for a German invasion. The French still refer to it as "the most English town in France", an influence that began after the battle of Crécy in 1346, when Edward III seized it for use as a beachhead in the Hundred Years War. Calais divides in two: Calais-Nord, the old town rebuilt after the war, with the place d'Armes and rue Royale as its focus, is separated by canals from sprawling Calais-Sud, centred around the Hôtel de Ville and the main shopping streets, boulevards Lafayette and Jacquard - the latter named after the inventor of looms.