Getting Around Basse-Normandie

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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 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
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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

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    how to come in and out of Caen

    by gwened Updated Jun 25, 2014

    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
    more here

    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.

    the airport in Carpiquet near Caen offer many services to bring you into the city.

    bus service by church St Jacques bus and tram in city center the tramway in city center
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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

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  • Mercure

    Route du Mont Saint Michel, BP 8, Mont-St-Michel, Basse-Normandie, 50170, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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