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Save 10% On Ferries To France With DFDS And Support Breast Cancer Now – Offer Ends 14-12-2017

Post by Sharat | December 11, 2017 | Travel Deals | Comment
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DFDS are raising funds for Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s leading breast cancer charity. You will receive a discount of 10% off crossings to France from Dover, plus DFDS is donating £5 from every Dover to Dunkirk or Calais booking to Breast Cancer Now. You can also match DFDS’s donation by adding an extra £5 when you book. All you need to do is to save 10% is make a booking on or before 14th December 2017 for a car and up to 9 passengers and travel anytime between 2nd January 2018 to 23rd March 2018.

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Lovely Cassis

Post by Sharat | December 7, 2017 | See France Destination Guides | Comment
Lovely Cassis

You will find Cassis towards the East of Marseille on the Cote d’Azur. It is a small fishing village whose principal attraction is its picture-perfect harbour. The town is set against a backdrop of tree-dotted cliffs that rise up on either side of the town, plus there are a number of other lovely attractions that will make you fall in love with Cassis. The town resides in the recently established Calanques National Park so there is of course plenty to see and do.

Exploring Cassis

So if you are planning on driving to Cassis you should be aware that parking is difficult to find and if you do manage to find it, it will cost you. There are a couple of car parks close to the centre of town but there are significantly cheaper alternatives that are a bit further out. As soon as you arrive in Cassis, you will without doubt start by taking a stroll along the waterfront. The harbour is full of boats and the harbour front its lined with traditional pastel coloured buildings and there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. You could easily while away an entire afternoon wandering around the harbour, enjoying a spot of lunch or simply sipping on a cup of coffee.

Take a boat trip

On the Southern side of the harbour is where you will find the Cassis tourist office where you can obtain information about the town, which sights to see and what local events are on. This is also the location of the ticket office if you are looking to book a boat trip to the calanques. If you walk a little further away from the tourist office you will reach the Statue Calendal where you will find some spectacular views of the harbour and its colourful houses.

Visit the castle

You should hike up to the top of the hill on the South-East of town where you will find what remains of a medieval castle that once stood there. The Chateau des Baux can trace its origins as far back as the 14th century and there are some lovely views across town to be had from this point. The castle is no longer open to the public because it now serves as a hotel but you should take the time to check out the Villa Mauresque which sits right next to the castle and is extremely impressive.

Beaches in Cassis

If you wish to spend some time at the beach head to the Plage de la Grande Mer which is easy to get to because it is in the town’s centre. The beach is both a mix of pebbles and sand and if you prefer something a little less crowded, you can opt for other smaller beaches that are also close to town but are rockier. Tourists love Cassis because it is a wonderful combination of beach, harbour, town and scenery and not surprisingly many artists have visited and spent time there. If you are planning on visiting France we highly recommend you place Cassis on your destination list.

Cassis by Tom, on Flickr

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5 Day Short Break Offer To France From P&O Ferries – Offer Ends 28-02-2018

Post by Sharat | December 7, 2017 | Travel Deals | Comment
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P&O Ferries have a great offer on three-day short breaks between Dover and Calais for a car and 9 persons. All you need to do is make a booking on or before 28th February 2018 for travel anytime between 8th January and 28th March 2018. Enter coupon code 5DGB1 at checkout and you could get a five-day return ticket for just £80 so head on over to the P&O Ferries site and make a booking today.

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3 Day Short Break Offer To France From P&O Ferries – Offer Ends 28-02-2018

Post by Sharat | December 7, 2017 | Travel Deals | Comment
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P&O Ferries have a great offer on three-day short breaks between Dover and Calais for a car and 9 persons. All you need to do is make a booking on or before 28th February 2018 for travel anytime between 8th January and 28th March 2018. Enter coupon code 3DGB1 at checkout and you could get a three-day return ticket for just £70 so head on over to the P&O Ferries site and make a booking today.

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Carry-le-Rouet Is An Undiscovered Treasure

Post by Sharat | November 28, 2017 | See France Destination Guides | Comment
Carry-le-Rouet Is An Undiscovered Treasure

Carry-le-Rouetis an extremely popular seaside resort that lies on the coast of the Mediterranean, smack bang in the middle of Marseille and Martigues. Because Carry-le-Rouet is so close to Marseille, rather unsurprisingly, it is a popular day trip destination for the city’s residents. Many of Marseille’s residents also own second homes in Carry-le-Rouet. The town itself is centred around its fishing and leisure port which is extremely picturesque. It is also surrounded by hilly woodlands that are now protected as a nature reserve.

Lots of beaches

Carry-le-Rouet’s location means that in terms of the Cote d’Azur it is not one of the most visited destinations. That should not stop you from going because there are plenty of nice beaches to enjoy including the main one called Plage du Rouet. There are some smaller beaches you can choose to visit if you prefer, alternatively just outside of the town centre there is a pebble beach as well. If you follow the path out from the town centre towards the West there are also a number of other small beaches that you will enjoy visiting.

More popular with French than international tourists

Most people who visit the beaches at Carry-le-Rouet tend to be French rather than international tourists and you should be aware that during the summer, the two main beaches are extremely popular and become quite crowded. There is also some very attractive coastline featuring low rocky cliffs. Make sure you wander around the Eastern edge of the main Rouet beach. Here you will find a beautiful stone-arched viaduct that was built about a century ago to carry trains.

Go scuba diving

You should also pay a visit to the Chapel of Rouet that was constructed towards the end of the 19th century on the site of an earlier chapel that was built during the 14th century but had subsequently been destroyed. The chapel occupies a dominant position above the Marseille harbour and there are some fantastic views to be had. Hiking along the coastline in either direction is an extremely popular activity and there are a number of small inlets close to town that are just waiting to be explored. The Blue Coast Marine Park has wonderful wildlife diversity and its clear waters make it ideal to scuba dive.

sur le sentier du littoral, Carry-le-rouet by Jeanne Menjoulet, on Flickr

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Save Up To 25% On Return Tickets To France With P&O Ferries Black Friday Deal – Offer Ends 28-11-2017

Post by Sharat | November 25, 2017 | Travel Deals | Comment
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P&O Ferries is running a fantastic deal for Black Friday. you could save 25% on the price of a return ticket to France. To take advantage of this offer, you need to book a ticket on or before 28th November 2017. You can travel any time up to 14th December 2017 and all you need to do to lock in the discount is enter coupon code FSGB25 at the checkout. So head on over to the P&O Ferries site today.

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Free £15 Fuel Voucher From P&O Ferries On Long Breaks To France – Offer Ends 20-12-2017

Post by Sharat | November 23, 2017 | Travel Deals | Comment
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P&O Ferries is running a great offer right now if you book a long break to France of five days or more, you will be entitled to redeem a £15 voucher for fuel from P&O Ferries. All you need to do is book a trip by 20th December 2017 and travel any time before 31st January 2018. Simply enter coupon code FREEFUEL at checkout and this deal could be yours. Hurry, this offer is for a limited time only, so book a trip with P&O Ferries today.

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A Guide To Carpentras

Post by Sharat | November 21, 2017 | See France Destination Guides | Comment
A Guide To Carpentras

Carpentras is an extremely important town in Provence. It bustles with activity and has plenty of interesting things to explore, especially is you pay a visit to the town’s old centre. When you visit this lovely town, you should focus your attention on the streets located in the very heart of Carpentras. This is where the shops are located and you will see some beautiful townhouses that line open squares which are shaded by trees and filled with babbling fountains. There are of course a number of cafes where you can just sit and people watch.

Exploring Carpentras

If you want to see Carpentras’s main architectural highlights, you must first pass through the town’s entrance at Porte d’Orange. This square tower was built during the 14th century and once served as part of the town’s defences. What is left of the ramparts which included over 20 towers and four gates were demolished during the 19th century in order to allow the town to expand. Within the town you should visit the Cathedral of Saint Siffrein which was constructed during the 14th century and features some notable artworks as well as some beautiful stained-glass windows.

Some lovely buildings

You should also check out the extremely grand Hotel Dieu which dates back to the 18th century. Another notable attraction is the 17th century Episcopal Palace which ultimately became the Palais de Justice following the town’s integration with France towards the end of the 18th century. It is also worth paying a visit to the Bureau des Postes which was built towards the beginning of the 20th century and features a decorative round tower. The Town hall can trace its origin back to the 17th century although during the 18th century it was converted into a more classical looking building.

A town with a long history

One of Carpentras oldest tourist attractions is the Roman Arch located in the Place d’Inguimbert which serves as a reminder of the town’s long and storied history. Another reminder is the Synagogue even though its interior was remodelled in a more ‘recent’ 18th century baroque style. Despite that fact, the building was actually constructed during the 14th century and is France’s oldest functioning synagogue. On the edge of town, you will find an aquaduct that was built during the early part of the 17th century and was meant to serve as a replacement for a medieval version. It’s a fascinating structure and you should check out its 600-metre-long set of arches.

Make sure you visit

If you do decide to visit Carpentras, you should make sure you are there on a Friday which is the liveliest day of the week. Friday is market day and it takes place at the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville. All in all if you are planning a visit to Provence, you should definitely make room for Carpentras on your itinerary because there is lots of thing to do and see and you will really enjoy visiting.

(CARPENTRAS,FR84) by Jean-louis Zimmermann, on Flickr

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Get A £20 Shopping Voucher When You Book A Return Ticket To France With DFDS Ferries – Offer Ends 20-12-2017

Post by Sharat | November 17, 2017 | Travel Deals | Comment
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DFDS Seaways has a great offer on right now. If you book a return trip to France by 20thth December 2017 for travel up to 31st January 2018, DFDS Seaways will give you a £20 shopping voucher to spend on your Dover to France sailing. Hurry this deal expires soon so head on over to the DFDS Seaways site and make a booking today.

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Price based on Dover-Dunkirk crossing. Offer is available on return economy bookings for motorbikes and side cars with up to 2 people and cars with up to 9 people. £20 supplement applies to bookings made on the day of travel. £10 amendment fees apply each way. You must spend your voucher on the outbound crossing.

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Crazy Cap Ferrat

Post by Sharat | November 14, 2017 | See France Destination Guides | Comment
Crazy Cap Ferrat

Cap Ferrat is a Mediterranean peninsula located on the French Riviera very close to Nice. Whilst large portions of Cap Ferrat serve as home to the super-rich and their luxury villas, there are still a number of other attractions plus a lovely coastal path that tourists will enjoy. Cap Ferrat is said to be the second most expensive place in the world after Monaco and if you visit, you should begin with its main town Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat which is on the East coast of the peninsula.

Exploring Cap Ferrat

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrathas a harbour that is filled with small pleasure craft and the town’s centre is quite small. There is not much to see here, however you should check out the town’s houses which are painted in bright colours making it an extremely pleasant place to explore. If you head East of the town, you will find a small headland where one of the most popular beaches on the peninsula, Paloma Plage is located. There is also a small Chapel which has a huge statue of the Madonna standing right next to it that was added during the start of the 20th century.

Cap Ferrat coast walk

If you enjoy walking then there is a fantastic walk that you can take around the Cap Ferrat’s coast that measures about seven kilometres. If you are of the fitter kind you can even jog along the route. Most people choose to hike and they usually begin at either the beach at Passable or in Beaulieu-sur-Mer. You have the choice of walking in either direction be we recommend that you take the anti-clockwise route which will give you better views of the scenery.

The walk is easy

The walk is relatively easy because it is mainly flat but if you are doing it on a hot afternoon it can seem to take quite a long time particularly if you wander off to explore Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Make sure you carry plenty of water and something to munch on because once you leave town there are no shops or cafes. On the walk you will find yourself hemmed in by the sea on one side with the forested slopes on the other.

Spectacular scenery

The walk is extremely beautiful and there is some spectacular scenery to enjoy with views extending to Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer. When you reach Cap Ferrat’s Southern-most point you will have passed by a lighthouse that was built in 1951 in order to replace a previous lighthouse that was built during the 19th century and destroyed during World War 2. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Grand Hotel which has some lovely gardens that are extremely pleasant to wander around. Whilst there isn’t that much to do in Cap Ferrat itself, we highly recommend that you visit just to experience the walk.

saint jean cap ferrat by Daniel70mi Falciola, on Flickr

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