The trip was atrocious. Giorgio has been the one of the gakkiest smells in my memory since then. My stomach flips just thinking about it. Yuk
I don't much like enclosed spaces, but the chunnel car train (you drive your car onto a train with a long series of boxcars) sounds like a better way to go -- 35 minutes shore to shore and surprisingly tolerable. If there is a next time ..... Of course, you then have to drive your British car with right had drive on the right side of the road in France, but my daughter was surprisingly proficient at that.