Calais

The English once occupied Calais, from 1347 to 1558. English kings secured it as a bridgehead, so England could conduct trade and military operations with the rest of Continental Europe. The place was captured by the Spanish in 1596, but it was later ceded back to France under the 1598 Treaty of Vervins. In World […]

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Dunkerque (or Dunkirk)

The Port of Dunkerque, also known as Dunkirk by the English, is located at the north of the Dover Straits. It is France’s third largest port, and the second French port for traffic to the United Kingdom. Just like the port of Calais and Dover, it has always played an important role in cross-Channel traffic. […]

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Why travel by ferry to the Continent?

Ferry travel across the Channel has always been very popular; indeed it was the only choice available if you wished to take your car to the Continent prior to the opening of the Channel Tunnel.  Ferry travel includes all a traveller needs: dining, a room to rest, and most usefully if you have children with […]

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P&O Ferries History

With their headquarters in Channel View Road, Dover, Kent, P&O Ferries pride themselves on having the biggest UK fleet of ships. They present a wide variety of services and facilities for their customers and have the most developed route network worldwide, plus the most numerous passenger and freight services to the Continent from the UK. […]

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Booking Eurostar Train Tickets

Eurostar tickets are always in demand; they can sell out very quickly at periods of peak traffic. The best way to get the cheapest fares is to book early, which can mean booking four months in advance, at the very least. For early booking, one can go on-line at www.eurostar.com, or call their contact centre […]

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Saint Malo

If you’re looking for a family friendly jaunt to British budgeting woes, Saint Malo is a stunning city in Brittany, north-western France. Taking a Brittany Ferries crossing from Portsmouth overnight can get you there relaxed and rested, arriving in Saint Malo early in the morning. This leaves you with more than enough of time to […]

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RAC Guide to Driving Abroad

One in three motorists surveyed by RAC are gearing up to drive in Europe this year, but research from the motoring organisation reveals that many don’t have a clue what it will cost to drive abroad or what to do when it all goes wrong. 35% of motorists surveyed have no idea what to do […]

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Car Hire in France

While it may seem like an intimidating idea to hire a car in a foreign country, the truth is that it is not too hard to hire a car in France so long as you plan ahead of time and make sure you are prepared when you walk into the agency. Hiring a car in […]

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Speed Limit Guidance

With over eight million motorists taking to the road each year while on holiday abroad, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) is helping ‘designated drivers’ this summer by highlighting the different speed limits in ten of the most popular holiday destinations for 2009. The table can be found at www.aph.com/drivingabroad and highlights the speed limits in […]

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