What to do in France

Dover to Calais

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That's no surprise when you consider everything France has to offer; fantastic culture, fine food, mountain ranges, skiing, beautiful beaches, rich history and more! All of which are a short trip away via ferry or Eurotunnel at great prices available on Ferry to France.

The most frequented ferry journey from the UK to France is the Dover to Calais ferry route, with a crossing time of 90 minutes and ferry timetable of up to 46 ferries crossing the channel every day.

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Calais' proximity to England has ensured that the city has been a major European port for centuries and now serves as the primary ferry crossing point between England and France.

Interestingly, on a clear day, you can see the White Cliffs of Dover from Calais and all the cross channel ferries on the Straight of Dover in-between!


Around 123 miles from Calais is the French capital Paris.

Paris is one of the world's foremost tourist destinations and can be reached by the Eurotunnel or by domestic French rail (gare routiere) from Calais.

The city is packed full of stunning attractions for visitors. Paris is home to two of the finest museums in the world, the Louvre (the home of the Mona Lisa & the world's most visited museum) & the Musee d'Orsay.

Then there's the stunning architecture; Notre-Dame cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and L'Arc de Triomphe to name just a few!

Fantastic food is commonplace, the nightlife is varied and exuberant and the shopping is amongst the most stylish in the world. Paris can be pricey but it is definitely worth visiting the world's most romantic city.

Away from the capital

Naturally, there's more to visiting France by ferry or Eurotunnel than Calais and Paris. There's the sun and sea of the Cote d'Azur (the French Riviera), the Jura Mountains, the world class skiing on the French Alps, Normandy, Brittany, Provence, Corsica and more. All of which are full of local charm and activities.

France is simple to travel around by train or car. Hotels, restaurants and things to do are abundant and there are cities, towns and regions to suit all holiday tastes.

Whatever you're looking for in a trip to France, whether it's a short break or a longer getaway, use our deal finder to make sure you get a great deal on getting there.