We plan to take the car via Eurotunnel and visit Reims, Metz, Nancy and Strasbourg. Today (Sunday 5th) we called in on Gilly for lunch, then drove on to Folkestone where we are staying at a posh B&B called 10to12 Folkestone. We have eaten in an excellent (and different) Indian restaurant called Copper and Spice, and walked along the clifftop to shake it down. The problems recently experienced by Eurotunnel (strikers and migrants) have not affected the tunnel today, so we are hoping that the same will be true tomorrow.
We hope to visit Dover Castle in the morning, before taking the Eurotunnel at 13.50. Fingers crossed.