Holiday Travel

The Good Old Days of Cross Channel Travel

Written by on February 18, 2015 in Holiday Travel
The Good Old Days of Cross Channel Travel

Remembering “the good old days” of cross channel travel when just over 50 years ago, travelling to France from the UK was a real adventure that may well have involved driving your car onto a plane… By Car in a Plane 1958 was a big year for the Jones family, it saw the arrival of […]

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How to book Train Tickets to France 2015

Written by on February 6, 2015 in Holiday Travel
How to book Train Tickets to France 2015

Taking the train to and around France is part of the fun of your French holiday. Rail networks criss-cross the whole country from city to city and stopping at towns and villages en route. One of the best ways to book train tickets to France is through Voyages-sncf.com in the UK, a subsidiary of the French […]

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Why the Ferry is best for Family Holidays in France

Written by on January 29, 2015 in Holiday Travel
Why the Ferry is best for Family Holidays in France

France remains the most popular holiday destination in the world and according to UK Government statistics, more than 17 millions Brits visit every year. An increasingly popular way to travel to France is by ferry, for several reasons. First of all you can take your own car, packed with as much luggage as you want […]

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Family Holidays in France with Brittany Ferries

Written by on January 29, 2015 in Brittany, Holiday Travel
Family Holidays in France with Brittany Ferries

Chateaux galore, historic towns, mile after mile of peaceful and picturesque countryside dotted with pretty little villages or oodles of long, golden sandy beaches. Local cuisine, boulangeries with fresh baked baguettes and croissants, patisseries with shelves full of wonderful cakes, cheese, wine and street markets. We’re talking about France, a land of discovery and diversity […]

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Paris Travel Guide

Written by on November 5, 2014 in Holiday Travel, Paris
Paris Travel Guide

It’s a city that is like any other big city – there’s good and there’s bad. It’s a city that is also unlike any other city in the world, it’s Paris… One of the big misconceptions many people have is the size of Paris, and I mean inner Paris, the arrondissements (districts) not the sprawling […]

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3 great reasons to travel by Ferry to France with the family

Written by on August 6, 2014 in Holiday Travel
3 great reasons to travel by Ferry to France with the family

When you’re taking your family on holiday from the UK to France and further afield on the continent there is a lot to consider. Do you fly? Do you take the train or do you take the ferry and drive? We look at three great reasons to travel by ferry to France with the family: […]

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Ten tips to make travelling with kids in France fun

Written by on August 4, 2014 in Holiday Travel
Ten tips to make travelling with kids in France fun

Our friends at Voyages-sncf.com (formerly Rail Europe), French National Railways team in the UK, say they totally understand how stressful holidays can sometimes be. All that planning, then the packing, travelling from A to B without a mishap… it can take its toll. So, they shared their top ten tips for maintaining your sanity whilst […]

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Expats Guide to cheaper train travel in France

Written by on August 4, 2014 in Holiday Travel, Pets And Animals
Expats Guide to cheaper train travel in France

How to keep the cost down when travelling on a train in France. Expats in France can use a regional pass to save money or sign up to receive details of first come first served cheap tickets for long journeys. But don’t take the dog says Donna Kerridge… “Et le chien?”  asks the conducteur, indicating […]

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Gare du Nord Paris – a micro city

Written by on April 25, 2014 in Holiday Travel
Gare du Nord Paris – a micro city

I’ve been through Gare du Nord Paris or Paris Nord as the locals call it, a fair few times in the last couple of months and it’s been increasingly noisy and dirty. There’s a reason for this and as I queued for a coffee recently while waiting for a connection to Lille I chatted with […]

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Great Ferry offers Dover Calais France

Written by on April 15, 2014 in Holiday Travel
Great Ferry offers Dover Calais France

If you’re a regular traveller to France, a great way to save money is to take advantage of frequent traveller offers on the ferries. You’ll need to buy a set amount of tickets in advance for which the price is fixed  but there can be terms and conditions which you must check to see if […]

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