Bring Your Own Car From the UK

 

If you want the freedom of bringing your own car to France the ferry can be a great way to start your holiday. Many families find that the journey itself becomes an adventure for the kids, especially as many ferries have supervised play areas, cinemas and children’s entertainers. Grown-ups can enjoy the shops, bars and restaurants.

Getting the ferry from the UK is a particularly popular option for visitors to our parks in Normandy, Brittany, Vendée and Charente-Maritime. There are a number of different ferry providers to choose from, with a range of different routes & weekly crossings. Crossings between France and the UK tend to take between 1 and 9 hours. Please check the ferry companies' websites for the most accurate & up to date information. 

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Ferry Routes: UK-France

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Portsmouth to Caen
Operator: Brittany Ferries
Crossing time: 6hrs
Departures: 3 a day, most days in the week
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Portsmouth to St. Malo
Operator: Brittany Ferries
Crossing time: 9hrs
Departures: 1 per day, most days in the week

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Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Operator: Brittany Ferries
Crossing time: 2hrs 45min
Departures: 1-2 a day
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Portsmouth to Le Havre
Operator: Brittany Ferries
Crossing time: 3hrs 45mins
Departures: 1 a day
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Plymouth to Roscoff
Operator: Brittany Ferries
Crossing time: 6hrs
Departures: 1 a day, most days of the week
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Plymouth to St Malo
Operator: Brittany Ferries
Crossing time: 4hrs 30mins
Departures: 1 a day
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Dover to Calais
Operator: P & O Ferries
Crossing time: 1hr 15mins
Departures: Max. 23 a day

Getting the Ferry to our Campsites in Northern France

 

Based in Normandy, our holiday park Domaine de Litteau is a popular choice for ferry travel and is only 40 miles from the ferry port at Caen. Simply drive off the ferry and you could be settling into your Siblu home from home at Domaine de Litteau in under an hour.

Further west in Brittany and the Loire Atlantique, you’ll find three of our holiday parks close to beautiful beaches. Domaine de Kerlann is 81 miles (1hr 45 mins drive) from Roscoff and features lots of sea-based activities such as sailing and sea fishing. Les Pierres Couchées (127 miles from St Malo) and Le Conguel (122 miles from Roscoff) are also great choices for parks near ferry ports. 

Domaine de Dugny in the Loire Valley is slightly further (185 miles/ 3 hrs 30 mins from Caen ferry port), but if you don't mind a bit longer in the car it's worth it once you arrive. 

 
Litteau, Normandy

Situated on the edge of the Cerisy Forest in Normandy, Siblu’s Domaine de Litteau is the ideal place for a countryside retreat in a stunning natural setting. Perfect for families with children of all ages, this peaceful holiday park boasts a covered pool complex, an outdoor play zone and two on-site fishing lakes.

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35 miles (50 minutes) from Caen ferry port
pet friendly accommodation
Pets welcome in some accommodations
tents and caravans allowed
Touring pitches available
Pont Aven, Brittany

Holidaymakers always enjoy exploring the nearby town of Pont Aven, which is full of typical Breton charm, fantastic seafood, crepes, and cider. A selection of mobile homes at Domaine de Kerlann are pet-friendly, so you can even bring your furry friend along with you for the adventure.

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81 miles (1 hr 45 mins) from Roscoff ferry port
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Beach 5 km away
pet friendly accommodation
Pets welcome in some accommodations
Quiberon, Brittany

Located only 10 metres from the beach on Brittany’s Quiberon peninsula, Siblu’s Le Conguel is the perfect park for a stunning seaside getaway. "Quiberon is... the shining star in Brittany's tourism crown and Le Conguel site the perfect place to enjoy it" Pamela Hoey.

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122 miles (2 hrs 50 mins) from Roscoff ferry port
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Beach 10m away
tents and caravans allowed
Touring pitches available
Loire Atlantique

Looking for a beach holiday where you can more or less hear the waves lapping on the shore from your mobile home's terrace? Situated just a two-minute walk from the beach, Les Pierres Couchées holiday park on the Loire Atlantique coast (just south of Brittany) might be the place for you!

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127 miles (2 hrs 26 mins) from St Malo ferry port
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Beach 300m away
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Waterslides, paddling pools, spa bath
Onzain, Loire Valley

Welcome to Domaine de Dugny in the heart of the picturesque Loire Valley! Set in a beautiful countryside location just a few kilometres from the châteaux that have made this region famous, Domaine de Dugny is the perfect holiday park if you're looking for a break combining culture, history and fun in a stunning natural setting.

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189 miles (3 hrs drive) from Caen ferry port
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On-site fishing lake
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8 km from Loire Valley Chateaux

Getting the Ferry to our Campsites in Vendée

 

In Vendée, you’ll find our two sister villages of Le Bois Dormant and Le Bois Masson. Both are 160 miles from St Malo ferry port, and close to each other. Le Bois Dormant (‘The Sleeping Forest’) is the more relaxed, but with access to the water games and evening shows of Le Bois Masson, you have the best of both worlds – loads of fun with somewhere to retreat to! Both camping sites are near to interesting places such as Île d'Yeu, an island with a 14th-century castle built to defend against English pirates…

 
Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Le Bois Masson holiday park is the perfect spot for exploring the Vendée region on France's West Coast. Situated just 3km from the region’s famous long sandy beaches and network of cycle paths, this friendly holiday park is an ideal choice for water sports fans and cycling enthusiasts alike.

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155 miles (2 hrs 52 mins) from St Malo ferry port
pool with retractable roof
2 heated pools (1 covered)
child friendly activities
Free access to nearby sister park, Le Bois Dormant
Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Welcome to Le Bois Dormant, a spacious holiday park in a beautiful natural setting. This is the perfect base for exploring France's West Coast! A well-developed network of cycle paths allow you to cycle straight from the park itself to the nearby seaside town of St. Jean de Monts and the large sandy beaches and peaceful pine forests that are so typical of this coastline.

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155 miles (approx 2hrs 52 mins) from St Malo ferry port
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Beach 2.5km away
child friendly activities
Free access to nearby sister park, Le Bois Masson

Getting the Ferry to our Campsites in Charente Maritime

 

If you don't mind a slightly longer drive from the port you can also bring your own car to our Charente Maritime parks. Relax at Les CharmettesBonne Anse Plage and La Pignade – all just a few miles from coastal towns.

 

Explore our Charente Maritime Parks

Charente-Maritime is a sunny seaside region of West Coast France where you’ll find three of our most popular Siblu holiday parks: Les Charmettes, Bonne Anse Plage and La Pignade.

Explore More Holiday Parks

Sometimes you just want to get to your holiday as quickly as possible. And given everything there is to do at a Siblu holiday park, who can blame you? Take a look at our holiday parks near airports here. 

The Eurotunnel railway shuttle connects Folkestone in Kent to Calais in Northern France and is one of the easiest ways of bringing your own car across the channel.  The crossing takes under 40 minutes and allows you to easily travel from motorway to motorway with ease.

France has miles of sandy coast to choose from, much of it just a short drive - or walk - from one of our holiday parks. The only decision you have to make is whether to go wild on the Atlantic side or a bit ritzier on the Med!

Our campsites are located close to some of the most beautiful and well known cities in France: Montpellier, Nice, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, and Nantes. Choose a holiday destination that gives you the best of both worlds - relaxation on the campsite and sightseeing in the city.

France is more than twice as big as the UK but has the same amount of people, so there’s a lot of space to relax in. It’s filled with some of the most stunning countryside in the world, from mountains to coasts and everything else in-between.

Lush green scenery, breathtaking views, water sports for kids and adults… If this sounds like your perfect break, why not try a lakeside holiday? France is home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the world, from small natural mountain lakes to large artificial leisure lakes.