Eurotunnel Half Price Offer

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  1. Martin

    Martin Active Member

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    Just in case anyone is interested:-
    Go to www.eurotunnel.com, click on Daily Telegraph offer & type in this code DTEXHP if you would like to take your MB to France for half price on any availiable days left (return by midnight) up to Oct 12th. for £24.50 inc all passengers. Book by Friday 13 Sep. (£1 tickets already all gone).
    Go shopping or a drive somewhere on those empty autoroutes with no roadworks, no clogged outside lane and almost no cameras/radar/unmarked cars!

    '93 C220 Sport
     
  2. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    French GTG anyone <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    Mark
     
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    Martin

    Thanks for the tip, we've booked and are going on the 20th.
     
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    P.S. Does more than 2 mercs together constitute a GTG?? LOL
     
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    Yes, nice one Martin.

    We're booked for Saturday 5th October <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    Edit - Now 12th Oct <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'> Extra £10
     
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    Glad to have been of help!
    We're booked for 5th Oct.

    Regards
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  7. Dave Elcome

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    I wonder if Eurotunnel will think there is a trend emerging, when they see Mercs travelling on a regular basis???

    They will probably launch a whole new advertising campaign.............&quot;Eurotunnel  for the discerning traveller&quot; <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     
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    What are you going to do when you get there?

    I'm looking for ideas but dont want to go too far into France.
     
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    Living only 30 mins from the tunnel we go over frequently, hence i know that part of France very well, if you let me know what type of thing interests you, then i'll see if i can recommend somewhere over there.
     
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    Dave,

    It would be nice to find a small market town (with character) to have a look round, then I think we would perhaps go Cite' Europe or similar shopping ctr for a look.

    It's over 300mls return trip to the tunnel for us, so I will not want to venture too far into France.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    Cheers.
     
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    Bloody Hill thats a long way, you really must want to visit France!!

    With what you have said, Either St Omer, or Boulogne will fit the bill. Cite Europe is right next to the tunnel complex, so best to go there last, that way you don't have to leave anything in your car.

    Always remember the French would nick the sugar out of you tea if they get the chance!! Have a look at this site, its very useful. www.day-tripper.net

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thank's again Martin,

    Just got home, 340 Miles total, car went very well and provided a comfortable journey as usual.

    I shall hold you responsible for this extra expence <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>
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    What are the odds of this:
    Coming home, we were in the same train as going, same carriage, same place. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':0'>

    Now I feel like this <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sleeping.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':sleeping:'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sleeping.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':sleeping:'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sleeping.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':sleeping:'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sleeping.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':sleeping:'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sleeping.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':sleeping:'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sleeping.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':sleeping:'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sleeping.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':sleeping:'>
     
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    Whilst still on the subject of France I have just booked my second family holiday to the south of France (driving).

    For those of you that have not experienced the pleasure of french motoways I can only say the roads put ours to shame <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>  not only are they straight and smooth, they actually believe in pulling over to get out of your way <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> .

    On our last trip home I went from Paris to our front door in Medway (Kent) in FOUR hours including the &quot;tunnel&quot; <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>.

    Joining the M20 was like driving up a dirt road!!
     
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    Very sorry, forgot to mention - important not to take any extra cash or credit cards, except for essential beer supplies!
    We went last Saturday to Le Touquet, (a very nice beach resort/town 40 miles along the coast on the empty A16 autoroute), then later also filled the boot at Cite Europe in Calais.
    Agree with Paul about French motorways, I have driven to the Med. coast many times on family holidays &amp; it is a total driving pleasure compared with UK. Most people only use the outside lane for overtaking which works really well, especially on the 2 lane sections, also very few if any roadworks/cones!
    This year we drove to the Dordogne in 1 day on perfect mostly traffic free autoroutes, even the country lanes were good, free of any potholes. Highly recommended.

    PS. Why is the UK exit end of Eurotunnel always surrounded by cones &amp; roadworks?

    Regards
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Martin @ Oct. 13 2002,09:43)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">PS. Why is the UK exit end of Eurotunnel always surrounded by cones &amp; roadworks?

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    Thats the reason it bring's it home how bad our motorway's are. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>
     

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