Actually this is more on the day in general.
Did you known that the Cite des Europe in Calais is closed on a Sunday ? No, well neither did we until we got there. Worse still followed. I needed petrol, one thing that is still cheaper over here. Guess what, the petrol station there is only 24 hour for Frnech credit cards and the cash pumps (where you can use foreign cards) was closed for emergency repairs. We eventually filled up at the same place we grabbed lunch, about half an hour to the east.
The hotel we ended up in is the Grand Hotel Continental, a 3 star rated hotel, but with a lot of character. The rooms were comfy and rather atmospheric.