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    Brittany Ferries

    by freya_heaven Updated May 28, 2005

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    The twice we have entered France via Normandie we have used Bretagne Ferries. Our usual route is Plymouth to Roscoff in Bretagne.

    The first time we were on the "Quiberon" (thankfully de-comissioned & sold now & does the Sete, France to Italy route) & the much nicer "Bretagne".

    There are a variety of routes, Poole to Cherbourg which is the shortest and Portmouth to Caen, Cherbourg. P & O Ferries also sail to Le Harve.

    Web site below had all the booking information you need.

    leaving Portmouth for Caen
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    To Barnville Carteret from Paris

    by cochinjew Written Aug 19, 2009

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    thanks for the question which needed a little research..
    From CDG, take RER to Gare du Nord and change to RER E to San Lazare. or take Roissy Bus to Opera , 10 min walk to San Lazare.
    The train and bus are around 10 euros one way.
    From San Lazare, travel to cherbourg by tain goes every hour to one and half hours, takes three hours to get there. the fare is around 44 euros.
    or stop at valognes two hours and forty five minutes away from gare san lazare .youmay have to take a taxi from cherbourg or valognes to carteret.. the latter is 30 km.. 50 or 60 euros for taxi. a bus from cherbourg to available no 103 one at
    6 pm and the other at 11 30 am it is one and half hour duration

    get to gare san lazare and then there are trains to caen every hour about 15 euros
    connection from caen station by bys no.103 - below link to the time schedule

    Link to the town's site :

    whew.. but there is any other way

    there is a website called where peopel offer lifts.. and it would just 25 euros from Paris to barneville carteret.
    so closer to the date look for a lift and then get in touch with the person..

    have you thought of renting a car which would be much cheaper, 50 euros per day..

    hope that helps and i have learned a few things..

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    Assumption Day long weekend traffic

    by Eugenetheduck Updated Sep 10, 2005

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    Like most places around the world, long weekends mean heavy traffic. Traffic congestion around the toll stations was horrendous (up to 1 hour wait around Honfleur). Travel time from Lille to Beny Bocage was 9 hours.

    Traffic at peage near Honfleur
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    How to come in and out Bayeux

    by gwened Written Aug 4, 2014

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    This is a well visited city so for tourist info including transportation the office is at
    Pont Saint-Jean
    14400 Bayeux
    TÉL:+33 (0)2 31 51 28 28
    FAX: +33 (0) 2 31 51 28 29
    opening times at January, February, March, November and December 9h30 - 12h30 / 14h - 17h30 (Mondays to Saturdays);10h - 13h / 14h - 17h30 (Sundays and Holidays)
    April ,May, June, September, October 9h30 - 12h30 / 14h - 18h (Mondays to Saturdays),10h - 13h / 14h - 18h (Sundays and Holidays), July and August 9h - 19h (Mondays to Saturdays) 9h - 13h / 14h - 18h (Sundays and Holidays).

    by bus the network bybus,from its main bus terminal or gare routiére at Place de la gare, open Mondays 10h-12h, Wednesdays and Fridays 15h- 17h. Tél. +33 (0) ticket for 0,70cents to carnet of 10 for 7€
    3 lines the schedule info for summer are

    the busverts goes by here, with lines such as
    Line 30 (Bayeux – Bretteville l’Orgueilleuse – Caen) stops at : saint-exupère, saint-patrice, train station sncf
    Line 70 (Grandcamp-Maisy – Colleville-sur-Mer – Port-en-Bessin – Bayeux), stops at route de port-en-bessin, arcisse de caumont, vallée des prés, saint-patrice, collège jeanne d’arc, and train statioin sncf (good for the D day cementaries)
    Line 74 (Courseulles-sur-Mer – Arromanches – Bayeux), stops at vallée des prés, saint-patrice, collège jeanne d’arc, train station sncf, and collège letot
    in summers they can take you to the beaches for 3,10€ official site here

    for reliable taxis those recommended by the city here
    Taxibus Calvados
    Renseignements : 0 810 214 214
    Taxis du Bessin
    17 rue Marie-Anne Cuiret - 02 31 92 92 40
    Taxi Station
    Place de la Gare - 02 31 92 04 10
    Bayeux Taxi
    8 rue Jean Mermoz - 06 70 40 07 96

    the roads from to Bayeux are
    to Cherbourg (90km) on the RN13, Caen (30km)on the RN13, Saint-Lô (35km) on the D572 then the D972, to Rennes (180km) by the A84 (free autoroute)
    plenty of parking in the city by the rue Saint Martin, palais de justice at Rue Larcher, Mediathéque at rue aux coqs, by parc d'ordano,office du turisme by rue des teinturiers, by the social security office (best) Avenue de la vallée des prés.Place Saint Patrice, Place G Despalliéres as the best in town. And of course by the train station.

    route planner help here

    you have closeby airports at Caen
    and Deauville

    the train station at place de la gare Gare is open Mondays 5h35 - 20h25, Tuesdays to Thursdays 5h50 - 20h25, Fridays 5h50 - 21h35, Saturdays 5h50 - 19h50, Sundays and Holidays 8h05 - 21h40
    The counters inside are open from Mondays 5h45 - 20h20, tuesdays to thursdays 6h00 - 20h20, Fridays 6h00 - 21h20, Saturdays 6h00 - 19h35, Sundays and holidays 8h15 - 21h20.
    in French
    in English

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    How to get here in and out-pont l'évêque

    by gwened Written Jul 20, 2012

    by road my favorite pastime in FRance you come by the A13 about 180 kms from Paris, the exit tells you its pont l'eveque

    train direct from Paris on the line to Pont-l’Évêque ;Paris - Deauville/Trouville, gare de Pont-l’Évêque
    from gare Saint Lazare.

    by bus take the bus verts, nice rides and always better to see the area then trains

    reliable taxi service in the area is at
    Taxi Pont-l'Evêque
    16 rue Thouret
    14130 PONT-L'EVEQUE
    Tél. : (+ 33 )2 31 64 31 64
    Fax : (+ 33 )2 31 88 74 30
    Mobile : (+ 33 )6 79 82 87 61

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    Paris to Barfleur

    by gwened Written Aug 11, 2012

    not way like HOnfleur the second most visited place in NOrmandy after MSM.
    But a pretty town yes.

    You have been given good advise in that there is no train station like Honfleur ::)

    So yes Valognes is the closest train station. this line should take you there but in there i use the car, never public transport.
    Ligne 105 VALOGNES

    here is the main line in pdf

    hope it helps

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    How to come in and out Deauville

    by gwened Written May 23, 2013

    lovely chic elegant town famous the world over, and for good reason. The getting here is to open the door to many wonderful places nearby.

    the train from Paris gare Saint Lazare
    more info on service on the train station SNCF in English

    You can come out from here by bus on the Bus Verts of Calvado

    taxi services is all here

    I come here by car, but there is AVIS car rental on site at the train station.

    From the A13 you take the A132 for fast service by tolls, or from Caen take the D513 straight to Deauville
    parking by the train station or in town

    gare Deauville Trouville side and parking gare Deauville Trouville passing gare Deauville-Trouville
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    general transport info in Basse Normandie

    by gwened Written Jul 7, 2013

    In France, I drive and take public transports when needed by work or price comparison. However, for the visitor the public transport is a convenient and cheap way to travel unless coming in a family of four or more. comparisons a must.

    The public transport in Basse Normandie is ok.
    you have the network of buses Trans'Bus

    and included the network of trains TER regional

    and for the Manche, for the great MSM you can have it here

    driving on city center Pontorson
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    How to come in and out Coutances

    by gwened Written Jul 31, 2015

    Lovely town with wonderful things to see. I gotten here by car and will have some public transport info here

    By the road from Paris is about 310kms ,you take the A13 direction Rouen, and then Caen on the beltway continue on the A84 direction Avranches, MSM, and on the road D9 at Villedieu-les-Poéles take it direction Coutances. You can do so before by St Lô on the road N174 and there at St Lô take the road D972 to Coutances.

    best parking in town are at Parking des RotUnelles at Rue Quesnel-Canveaux, and by Place Duhamel / Place de la Mission.Others are Parking Paul Maundrell, Boulevard Jeanne Paynel, Place de la Croûte, and Parking Rémy de Gourmont.
    route planner
    traffic at

    by bus the department of the Manche site is here
    it has two regular lines such as line 9 Valognes-Coutances, and Line 2 Saint-Lô-Granville :stops at train station, place Wood, ZI de la Mare, Lycée Agricole.
    tél +33 (0) 2 33 055 550

    By train at station place Guy Fontenelle
    ticketing above will take you here

    Taxis Lemonnier
    8 Route De Coutances - 50200 Monthuchon
    Tél +33 (0) 2 33 07 11 11

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    How to come in and out Sées

    by gwened Written Aug 23, 2015

    I come by car here but here is all the transport info on Sées in dept 61 Basse Normandie region.

    By train the official info is here
    station is at Boulevard Pichon with contact Tél.+33 (0) 2 33 27 80 37

    by road Sées is about 23 kms from Alençon on the road D438, and well connected with the N12 and autoroutes A88,and A28. Plenty of parking in city center
    route planner

    taxis are plenty such as
    TAXI A.A.S.A. BENOIT – 5, rue Auguste Mottin – Tél. 02 33 28 70 28
    TAXI ARC AMBULANCES – 5 A, rue des Cordeliers – Tél. 02 33 27 98 76
    TAXI LOIR – 22, rue de la Renaissance – Tél. 06 08 05 02 59
    TAXI TOUCHET – Saint-Laurent – Tél. 02 33 28 90 22 / 06 89 07 00 28

    other than national international brands you can rent cars from these dealers
    GARAGE BRUCHET – Avenue du 8 Mai 1945 – Tél. 02 33 27 93 76
    RENAULT SEES AUTOMOBILES – Route de Mortagne – Tél. 02 33 27 84 10

    buses dept wise in Orne you have the lines here and for 2€ ticket

    and bus dept 61 here network VTNI

    train station in S��es trains passing in S��es
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    Brittany Ferries

    by adelinemmc Written May 2, 2013

    Good service for overnight and day crossing from Portsmouth, UK.
    If crossing overnight, book a cabin to ensure that you sleep

    an outside  cabin

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