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Travelling to France  13/06/2014

Getting to France from the UK is relatively simple. There are a number of options, so you can select the best for your priorities. Once in France, it is also relatively easy to get around, whether you are using public transport, a car or pedal power.

Flying to France

All the major airlines offer flights from UK airports to France. This is the quickest option, especially for those travelling from Scotland and the North of England, or those heading to southern France. Depending on where you live and your destination, an airline could provide the most convenient option, especially if you are heading to a city or just going for a short break.
With many budget airlines offering flights to France on a daily basis, there are affordable seats that can conveniently fit in with your holiday plans. Connections from the airports are also regular and affordable.

Most of the holiday makers visiting on our campsites in Messanges or Biscarrosse chose to fly. Messanges is 31 miles from Biarritz airport and Biscarrosse is 41 miles from Bordeaux airport.

Driving to France

When planning a family holiday, the cost of flying can add up, especially if you are factoring in airport parking and car hire. Luggage restrictions can also present a challenge, especially when travelling with young children. For these reasons, many people opt to take the car and use ferry services or the Euro Tunnel to cross the Channel.

Ferry companies and Euro Tunnel also offer regular services, so you can travel at times that are convenient. For families, this option is usually far cheaper, as you pay for your vehicle, rather than individual passengers. These options also mean you have your car to use throughout the duration of your holiday.

A ferry trip breaks up the journey; it gives you a chance to escape the car, have a wander, eat a meal, shop or even sleep on an overnight crossing. With Euro Tunnel, these options aren’t available, but the crossing is quicker.
Once in France, you have the choice of faster and more direct toll roads, or the country routes which can be used without paying the tolls. A combination of the two may provide the best option. The journey by car is longer, but if you are willing to stop and explore places on route, it can become an enjoyable part of the holiday, allowing you to experience more French delights.

Our campsites in Brittany are only a few hours’ drive from the four main ports in Northern France. Our Vendee campsites can typically be reached in a 6 to 7 drive from Euro Tunnel or Ferry services to Calais. It is a shorter trip from St Malo, Cherbourg, Caen or Roscoff ferry ports.

No matter how you arrive, you are sure to enjoy the regional sights, scenery and tastes at your French resort!


Any views or opinions expressed in all articles under the title “Carisma News” are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Carisma Holidays Limited


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