Planning your holiday route to FranceCurrently there were no requirements for inoculations or Visas imposed by the French Authorities on U.K. travellers with a British Passport. Visit www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo (tel:0845 850 2829) to check the latest information. Non British (or non E.U.) passport holders, may require a Visa. Contact the French Embassy in London for guidance.
A full passport, valid for the duration of your holiday, is required for each party member - infants included. Visit www.gov.uk for further information. We recommend you travel with an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) which gives reciprocal medical care in France - this is not a substitute for health insurance. Visit www.ehic.org.uk (tel: 0191 218 1999) for further information.
Driving through Paris? You'll need a sticker
If you are planning to drive your own car through Paris in 2017 you will need a ‘Pollution Sticker’. Whilst French Nationals will need this from 16th January, it is not clear when Tourists will need such a sticker. It has been suggested that they will be exempt until April 2017. The French Ministry of the Environment expects to launch an English language website for applications from early January and full information should be available there..
It will be possible to down load the required sticker from that website. These stickers will be colour coded so that it will be easy for officials to identify any vehicle that does not comply with the new emissions policy.
The aim is to reduce car fumes in Paris which has been badly affected by pollution recently.
If you belong to a motoring organisation, contact them for the latest information as it develops during the coming year.
Arrivals and Departures
Please plan your journey to arrive at your chosen campsite between 4pm and 7.30pm (French time). Our on-site representative will be available to meet you and show you into your Holiday Home. If you arrive after the main gate closes (usually 10.30pm) you’ll need to park outside the site and walk through to your accommodation. Our representatives will leave your Holiday Home ready for your occupation, with instructions of how to locate your Mobile Home. We do not accept arrivals after midnight without prior arrangement. Please vacate your Holiday Home by 09.00 on the day of your departure.
Flights and Car Hire
There are several airlines that fly to many airports in France. It’s quick and easy to book online direct.
You’ll need to hire a carat your destination airport. Please ensure your flight allows you enough time to collect your hire car and to arrive at the site before the gates close (normally by 10.30pm in high season). We have lots of links to airlines, car hire, route planners and much more on our website.
We offer a wide choice of ferry routes to France as well as Eurotunnel. The route best suited to you will depend on your starting point in the UK and your destination resort.
Dover routes offer the shortest crossing time and sailings around the clock. These are very convenient if you live on the East side of the UK or want the minimum crossing time.
Alternatively, if you live on the West side of the UK, you’ll find the longer sea crossings from Portsmouth, Poole or Plymouth will save you up to 200 miles. Generally the road network in France is less crowded than the UK.
Taking only 90 minutes, P&O’s Dover to Calais route is a quick and enjoyable way to hit the continent. With up to 25 crossings each way per day, around the clock, you can come and go at your leisure.
If you’re travelling from the North of England, then why not take the Hull to Zeebrugge crossing to Belgium - the easy, stress-free way to arrive on the continent and start your holiday.
The Classic Cruise and High Speed services from Poole, Portsmouth, and Plymouth will take you much closer to the best regions of France, saving you miles of driving.
They have a fleet of superb ferries and state of the art high speed craft.
On many of their conventional ferries, they offer a choice of delicious food, served in either their self service cafeteria or alternatively in their chic main restaurant.
A different way to France?
Taking your car to the continent offers you complete independence. Folkestone to Calais with Eurotunnel is the fastest cross-channel route so you arrive on the continent in only 35 minutes. On leaving the shuttle you can exit directly onto the French motorway network.
Crossings are frequent - up to three departures per hour during peak times.
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