So, we are going to be in Dover for a day, and were thinking about taking a ferry over to Calais for a few hours to shop and sightsee. I know there is a shuttle that runs between the port and town centre and also that the walk has been said to be "uninteresting". However, I am seeing a lot of news pop up about there being a rough group of people and unrest-like activity going on around the port area. I realize these are refugees or migrants or whatever and not French citizens but, this is now causing some concern on our part about the safety issues. I understand that things can get blown out of proportion, God knows they do here in the States.
So I guess all that to ask this...is it safe to walk from the port to town, and is it safe in general to walk around without being approached? We have a backup plan for another day trip if it's not a good time to go to Calais. Can always fit it in another trip if we need to.
Any info/insight will be greatly appreciated. Hit me with it!