Lisa Spicer, her fiancé Dave, their two children Danny and Molly and their nephew Rory are stuck in Paris after traveling to the city to watch Liverpool FC take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final
A British family is “panic” after being stranded in Paris after the chaotic events of last week’s Champions League final and unable to get home.
Lisa Spicer, her fiancé Dave, their two children Danny and Molly and their nephew Rory are stuck in Paris after traveling to the city to watch Liverpool FC take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
The family, who have accompanied the team for decades, were on their “dream trip” at the Eurocamp site near Paris.
The New Brighton family were due to take the ferry back to England yesterday June 2 but the following problems with their car seal have been left indefinitely stranded.
Lisa’s best friend, Clare McGann, said this was “a momentous time for the family that has turned into a nightmare,” reports the Liverpool echo.
The garage in France that took over their car is asking the family between £3,000 and £5,000 for the repairs. Lisa bought the car just under two weeks ago and is now waiting for help from her insurance company.
Clare said this is a slow process at the moment and the family are stranded in France while they wait for their insurance company to sort out the issue.
Clare, who has known Lisa for 15 years and calls her “really the nicest person imaginable,” said the family was “panic” as the trip of a lifetime was already on a tight budget.
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She said: “Lisa would give anyone the shirt off her back. She has been through a lot in her life, but her positive attitude just attracts people.
“They managed to extend their stay at Eurocamp by a few nights, but they are afraid to come home. Since they drove over with all their camping stuff, it’s not that easy to come back with just a suitcase.
“They don’t know how long it will take for the insurance to come through, and then they don’t know if they can even bring the car home.”
Clare said Lisa, who was in Istanbul for the LFC’s famous win, and her family had a great time in Paris and were not caught up in the chaotic events outside the stadium, for which UEFA and French authorities have been heavily criticized.
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The family spent their vacation with other LFC fans camping at the Eurocamp. Clare said they had “a really good day apart from the result” but now find themselves in limbo and stranded in France.
Clare has set up a GoFundMe page to help provide the family with food and water and find alternative travel options to get home. The family are currently trying to get another ferry back, with friends offering to pick them up from Dover.
Clare said: “It’s a really stressful time for the family. The family are in good spirits at the moment – it’s their nature.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/panicked-brit-family-stranded-paris-27142721 'Panic' British family stranded in Paris as Champions League dream trip turns into 'nightmare'