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Day trips and short breaks in France for autumn 2015


It’s been a lovely autumn so far this year and according to the weather pundits, very cold weather may well not arrive this side of Christmas. Take advantage of the clement weather and enjoy a little ferry trip before the winter sets in?  A long weekend, even a day trip can do you the world of good and offset the winter blues.

Take the effort out of choosing your ferry crossing and book with Aferry.co.uk. No more opening lots of website pages and trying to compare which operator is best for you, Aferry.co.uk can quote and book your ferry trip with a choice of over 1,600 routes and over 150 operators; Aferry takes the pain out of the search and it has a unique real-time comparison calculator! Whether foot passengers, minivan, motorcycle, bicycle or car, they can advise or suggest popular and affordable options, routes and destinations. Here are some of our favourite choices for day trips and short breaks in France from the UK this autumn.

Dover to Calais – gateway to northern France, a popular haunt for those wanting to experience either the war graves and history of the Nord Pas de Calais or Picardy, the excellent Christmas shopping of the city of Lille, or travel further south towards Paris  and a long weekend maybe in the City of Light, Love and Romance…

Dover to Dunkirk – the easy access route to the picturesque town of Bruges, perennially popular for visitors of all ages, as is the coastal town of Ostend renowned for its stunning beaches and seaside atmosphere.  At two hours ferry crossing either way, a day trip is easy and you’ll feel as if you have had a longer break.

Portsmouth to St Malo – always a draw, the coast of Brittany, the megaliths, the gauffres, and the more than famous Mont St.Michel which has recently had work done to improve access and make it even more delightful.  A short break is all you need to recharge the batteries before Christmas.

Newhaven to Dieppe – next to Le Tréport (recently seen in the popular French TV show Witnesses which was broadcast in the UK). Dieppe is one of the best ways into Normandy, the gardens, the cider, the cheese and, of course, marvellous Giverny and the stunning garden which Monet immortalised and which should not be missed.

p.s. there’s also a www.AFerry.co.uk app for iPhone and Android.

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