Holiday Travel

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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5 Brilliant short breaks in France

Written by on April 3, 2014 in Driving in France, Holiday Travel
5 Brilliant short breaks in France

A sneaky, cheeky break in the sunshine in France can really perk you up. Hop on a plane in the UK, hop off in France, pick up a hire car and enjoy a few days of fantastic French food and wine, sight-seeing and culture. Here, we recommend five brilliant short breaks in France for that […]

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Train Travel France Cheap Spring Deals

Written by on March 21, 2014 in Holiday Travel, News
Train Travel France Cheap Spring Deals

Voyages-SNCF are clearly feeling that spring is here as they’re offering some terrific train ticket deals in France. Save up to 70% on rail travel this spring with Voyages-sncf.com on selected journeys this March and April. Voyages-sncf.com is a key player in the European tourism industry and an expert in railway travel and French destinations and […]

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Ferry Operators UK to France

Written by on March 18, 2014 in Holiday Travel
Ferry Operators UK to France

In May 2014 Eurotunnel will celebrate its 20th birthday – and the fact that it is carrying record numbers of cars and freight between the UK and France. The Channel Tunnel is great for saving time on your journey, but it can be expensive and many passengers prefer to take a boat. With on-board facilities […]

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Britain and France connected | Channel Tunnel history

Written by on February 7, 2014 in Holiday Travel, My French Life
Britain and France connected | Channel Tunnel history

France and the UK were not always separated. Thousands of years ago they were connected by land but a humongous flood carved out a break and changed Britain’s landscape and the course of history forever and Britain became an island. Estimates say that as short a time ago as 6000 BC you could walk to […]

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French Sales and Free Wine with P&O Ferries Dover Offer

Written by on January 21, 2014 in Holiday Travel
French Sales and Free Wine with P&O Ferries Dover Offer

  We’re always on the lookout for great deals for our readers and here’s one for day trip travellers to France from the UK with P&O Ferries Dover offer. Book a Dover to Calais day trip for a car and passengers with P&O Ferries before 28 February 2014 and collect six free bottles of red, white […]

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