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National Ferry Fortnight and balancing time/cost/carbon

The Cross-Channel Ferry companies offer special deals during National Ferry Fortnight 14 – 28 April ….

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Ouistreham Seafood Festival

Ouistreham (14 Calvados, Normandie) is known to many as the port of arrival/departure for ….

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Top attractions in France

EU citizens under the age of 26 get free entry into most of France’s national ….

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The town and port of Cherbourg (50 Manche, Normandie)sits at the top of the Cotentin ….

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Dunkirk Celebrations and Operation Dynamo

2015 marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Dunkirk and Operation Dynamo. To commemorate ….

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Dunkerque and Gravelines

Dunkerque is becoming a popular destination for cross-channel travellers with the regular ferry service from ….

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Brittany Ferries – “Economie” crossings

Brittany Ferries is to launch “economie” crossings Portsmouth LeHavre and to Spain, ….

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Use your mobile phone in the Channel Tunnel

Use your mobile under the English Channel ! ….

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Portsmouth – Le Havre Ferries

More UK – France ferry competition this summer ….

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Dunkerque Carnival

Dunkerque (62 Pas de Calais, Hauts de France) manages to brighten up the miserable ….

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Dunkerque Christmas Market

Although Dunkerque (59 Nord, Hauts de France) is not the most attractive of Channel ports, ….

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Brittany Ferries to Bilbao

Brittany Ferries will add Portsmouth-Bilbao to is list of ferry routes from 27 March 2011 ….

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Art in Lille

The northern French city of Lille is one of my favourites for a weekend break ….

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France by Bus, Train, Road – but not by plane!

Don’t want to fly? There are other options for getting to France

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Ferry to Corsica

Corsica is considered to be one of the most beautiful of the Mediterranean islands, and ….

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Le weekend in…. Lille

FWith such easy access from the UK by road or Eurostar, Lille (59 Nord, ….

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Roscoff Onion Festival

From 24 – 25 August 2019 the pretty Brittany port of Roscoff celebrates the local ….

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Calais attractions

Most of us hit the autoroute as soon as landing (or de-training) in Calais (62 ….

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Visit Dieppe and Fecamp

The Saint Pierre des Marins Festival takes place on the first weekend of February 2 ….

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Rock Festival in Brittany

If you are a fan of Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Elton John (or in previous ….

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