Ferry Routes & Operators
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Dover to Dunkerque, Calais, Boulogne and Dieppe.
Norfolkline, Speed Ferries, P&O Ferries, Sea France, Transmanche Ferries.
Newhaven to Dieppe and Le Havre.
LD Lines and Transmanche.
Portsmouth to Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre and St Malo
Poole to St Malo and Cherbourg.
Brittany Ferries and Condor.
Plymouth to Roscoff.
Weymouth to St Malo
Drive times from ferry terminal to our cottages (approximated):
St Malo - Less than 4 hours
Caen - 4 hrs 45 mins
Le Havre - 5 hrs 15 mins
Boulogne - 6 hrs
Calais - 6 hrs 30 mins
Eurotunnel Le shuttle
Folkestone to Calais
Tesco Clubcard member? Remember to use your Clubcard points for a cheaper crossing.
Airports & Airlines
Our local airports are:
Poitiers under an hours drive.
La Rochelle, Limoges, Tours about one hour 20 mins drive.
Bordeaux and Nantes about two hours drive.
Also worth consideration Paris with TGV connection to Poitiers Rail Station.
Airlines flying into one or more of the above airports include:-
Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe, Jet2, BMIbaby, British Airways, Air France and Aer Lingus.
The area is well served by British/French Rail, information can be found on Voyages-SNCF. This site is in French, if you need help please ask us. Promotional fares 'Prems' become available periodically so it pays to check the site frequently. The Eurostar leaves London or Ashford for either Paris or Lille Europe. The connection at Lille is very simple and involves just a platform change onto the super fast TGV. The train stops at Poitiers (50mins drive). It is also possible to fly into Paris (Charles de Gaulle Airport) and transfer onto the TGV at the airport railway station.
Airlines and airports often offer a choice of car rental companies so it is possible to compare prices online. For flights into Limoges we recommend Buggs.