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missed 

Festivals, exhibitions, concerts and major events... On France.fr and everywhere in France, there's always something going on.

Things to do

Visit
France 

Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

Get there with Brittany Ferries

Sail to France with Brittany Ferries

The best way of exploring Normandy (External link) is in the comfort of your own car, packed with everything you need. With Brittany Ferries (External link) you can sail direct to Normandy, choosing either a cruise ferry service from Portsmouth to Caen or Le Havre, or from Poole to Cherbourg.

If you cannot wait to get there, then there is also a 3 hour high-speed service from Portsmouth to Cherbourg.

Caen is located at the heart of the coastline made famous by D-Day, and is also famous for William the Conqueror in nearby Bayeux. Le Havre is the best port for journeys to the Alabaster Coast, while the shortest crossing is to Cherbourg, on the western edge of the D-Day sites and a gateway to the beautiful Cotentin Peninsula.

Brittany Ferries choice of routes and services make getting to, and exploring France so easy. Sail by day, overnight or go high-speed and arrive in as little as 3 hours. Whatever you choose, you can be assured of great service and sailing direct to the Western France save miles of driving too.

Sail & Stay

As well as getting you there, Brittany Ferries (External link) also offer a great range of holiday accommodation throughout France. From cottages, gites and villas and family fun resorts, to hand-picked hotels and pre-planned car and motorcycle tours, you’ll find that a Brittany Ferries Holiday (External link) is not only easy to plan and book, but great value too as return sailings with your car are included.

Find out more on Brittany Ferries website (External link)

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