Archive for the ‘Travelling to France’ Category.

3 Essential Tips for Travelling to France

So, you’ve decided to visit France. Good call! It’s a beautiful and varied country. Follow our essential tips for travelling to France and it will be a stress-free experience.

Getting around

Our no. 1 tip, right here, is don’t rely on the sat nav!

Or at the very least, don’t use it in the traditional … Read More

Travelling to France with a dog – the essentials

The UK rules and regulations concerning pets, travel and vaccinations have the sole purpose of ensuring that no nasty diseases are brought back into the UK by people returning from the European continent.

If you are thinking of travelling to France with a dog or a cat, there are therefore some important things you … Read More

Top 5 stress busting tips for the journey to your ski holiday

So how do you turn the annual stressful, tedious journey down to your winter ski holiday into something remotely bearable? After all, you dread it every year and it never gets any easier. Read on for some tried and trusted stress-busting ideas.

Plan your journey in France

Google maps is my go to resource for journey … Read More

B&B near Limoges – our pick of 3 of the best

If you have a long drive to your holiday destination in SW France, break your journey down the A20 autoroute and stop off at a B&B near Limoges.

The Limoges area is a convenient point at which to break the 10 hour journey from Calais to the Pyrenees for example and allows you to head … Read More

B&Bs near Calais – our pick of the best

Planning on heading to France for your winter or summer holiday? If you’re grabbing a late ferry into or an early departure from the port or Eurotunnel you’ll be looking for a B&B near Calais at which to put your head down for the night. Thankfully there are several great value B&Bs near Calais which … Read More

Driving in France

If you are visiting France this summer, you may well be driving to your holiday destination. You may have driven on the French roads numerous times in the past or this may be your first time. Whatever the case, read on for top tips for driving in France including staying safe, staying legal and saving … Read More

The best places for Autumn colour in France

It is early November and, thanks to the exceptionally warm October in France, the colours have  been slow to change this autumn. But the process is now in full swing and the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows are exploding all over the country. So where in France will you see the best autumn colours?

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Thoughts on the SANEF automated toll payment system

You may have heard that SANEF, the French motorway operator has now extended its Liber-t automatic toll payment service to UK motorists. I have mixed views on this and it is important that you know the pros and cons before you spend your hard-earned money on a service that you may not need. Read on.

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Driving to your winter holiday in France

The first snows have already fallen, both in the Pyrénées and in the Alps and your thoughts may well be turning  to a Winter holiday in France. You may not yet have decided whether to fly, take the train or drive to your holiday destination and there are obviously advantages and disadvantages to each option. … Read More

How to save money during your holiday in France

In the current economic climate, a holiday can be a real drain on the finances. Here are some great ideas for saving money during your break in France. Thanks to the Telegraph for the inspiration.

Fuel The price of petrol and diesel is quite frankly ridiculous on both sides of the Channel at the moment, … Read More