P&O Ferries are offering a cheap day trip for a car and up to 9 people for a spot of Christmas shopping (2011). Prices start from £19 (more at weekends) – so if you can amange a reasonably early start from Dover then there is time for some gourmet food shopping, a spot of lunch
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SpeedFerries terminal in Boulogne
SpeedFerries has had a major impact on cross-channel ferry ticket prices with aggressive pricing on their Dover to Boulogne fast ferry service – when in many ways some of us might be prepared to pay more for a faster cross-channel service (just 50 minutes) and the port of arrival is
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Angouleme (16 Charentes, Poitou-Charentes) joins an ever growing list of budget airline destinations when Ryanair starts flying to Angouleme’s Brie-Champniers airport from 1 April 2008. This small airport is just about 6km north of the city. I like Angouleme – it is one of those very French market towns largely without pretension. Its main claim
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Chateau Ricardelle produces an excellent range of Coteaux du Languedoc AC la Clape and Vins de Pays d’Oc wines and has some rather classy self-catering accomodation on the vineyard at la Clape between Narbonne (11 Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon) and the Mediterranean coast.
For those of us accustomed to driving in France it is easy to forget how strange it seems to be driving on the wrong side of the road! This is especially the case nowadays when the exit from many Cross-Channel ferry ports is straight onto a fast dual carriageway which takes you away from
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Camembert and Brie – famous soft cows milk cheeses from northern France
The Domaine la Fourmone and its sister vineyard l’Oustau Fauquet produce top quality Vacquyras AC, Gigondas AC and Côtes du Rhône wines – More info about the domaine see map
A searchable map will load here in a few seconds Venue for the 2006 French Sailing Championships. In the département of the Var in the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA). For more info see www.ot-hyeres.fr/uk/ and www.frenchduck.com
Motorway Service Area (aire) on the A61 Autoroute des 2 Mers between Toulouse and Castelnaudry with Ovalie Museum (Rugby) and Centre for the Canal du Midi.