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.
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 carteret..is 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 : http://www.barneville-carteret.fr/fr/tourisme/sinformer/les_transports/default.asp
whew.. but there is any other way
there is a website called covoiturage.fr 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..
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.
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
16 rue Thouret
Tél. : (+ 33 )2 31 64 31 64
Fax : (+ 33 )2 31 88 74 30
Mobile : (+ 33 )6 79 82 87 61
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.
101/102 VALOGNES-ST VAAST LA HOUGUE - BARFLEUR - CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE
Ligne 104 VALOGNES-SOTTEVAST
Ligne 105 VALOGNES
here is the main line in pdf
hope it helps
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
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
The city has lines of buses and tramways, system is call Twisto
single ticket is 1,35€ as of this date.carnet of 10 is 11,60€ ,
if you stay outside the city parkings relais such as Côte de Nacre and Ifs Jean Vilar, cost 3,50€.
five lines for the evenings with four new ones connect the towns of : Verson, Mouen, Tourville-sur-Odon and St-André-sur-Orne. the system lines is call Flexo.
line 1 Authie, Cambes en Plaine, Mathieu, St-Contest, St-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, Villons les Buissons.
line 2, Biéville Beuville, Blainville sur Orne, Epron, Hérouville St-Clair, Periers sur le Dan.
line 3 , Cuverville, Démouville, Giberville, Mondeville, Sannerville.
line 4, e Cormelles-le-Royal, Mondeville,Ifs, St-André-sur-Orne.
line 5 Bretteville-sur-Odon, Eterville, Louvigny, Mouen, Tourville-sur-Odon, Verson.
for nights you have Noctibus, passing every 30 mins from 0h30 ,the nights of Thursdays and every hour from 1h00 for Fridays, Saturdays. Covering the cities of Caen and Hérouville St-Clair,as well as university residencies. Noctibus does not operate from July 1 to September 4, 2014. which is normally school vacation time.
you can trace your traject here
information on the train station can be found in this official site of the SNCF
it ,also, give you information about bus /tram transport from and to city and suburbia
You have plenty of parking managed by Vinci, at these convenient underground parkings
République : 527 places
• Hôtel de ville : 350 places
• Gardin : 260 places
• Château : 290 places
• Résistance : 240 places
• Paul Doumer : 212 places
• Rives de l’Orne : 450 places in week,
700 places in week-end
Mobisto is the system that tells you about help for persons with mobility impaired
info on bike riding in the city can be found at the maison de la vélo
From the road the most often tool is the route planner of Michelin
coming from Paris on the A13, arriving in Caen you get on the beltway or rocade, ithas exits or sorties from 1 to 16.exit 6 is for the mémorial de Caen or château ducal, exit 9 is for abbaye des hommes ,exit no 3 for abbaye des femmes for example.
Good service for overnight and day crossing from Portsmouth, UK.
If crossing overnight, book a cabin to ensure that you sleep
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