- Video report by ITV News National Editor Allegra Stratton
The closure of the Calais Jungle is the latest in a series of attempts by French authorities to remove makeshift migrant camps in the area.
Ever since the construction of the Channel Tunnel, northern France has been a magnet for people from around the world.
In 2009, bulldozers cleared the camp that sprung up following the closure of a red cross centre at Sangatte in 2002. Earlier this year, part of the current camp was cleared.
But with the French presidential election upon the horizon, matters are coming to a head. The candidates are vying to come down toughest on the Calais camp, and demand more of the British.
Teenagers gathered at a makeshift church in the Calais 'jungle' just days after authorities declared the operation to clear the camp over.
Those still left after the demolishing of the 'Jungle' camp were seen wrapped in blankets as they prepared to sleep rough.
The UK's French ambassador, Sylvie Bermann said the destruction of the Calais 'Jungle' will encourage refugees to seek asylum in France.