Travel Arrangements, News & Tips

  

Say goodbye to stressful journeys: you'll be pleased to know that it's really easy to reach our Siblu parks from the UK. Many of our holidaymakers choose to get the ferry, which allows them to avoid flying and to enjoy the convenience of bringing their own car to France. We equally have many parks which are within easy reach of major airports with direct flights to a range of UK airports. The Eurotunnel is also another speedy option for crossing the channel and getting within driving distance of our parks in Northern France and the Netherlands.  

Latest Travel News

  • Make sure you're up to date with all the latest travel news before you plan or set out on your journey to France or the Netherlands.
  • Check the website of your ferry provider or your airline for all the latest updates on crossings and flights. 
  • You can view our latest updates on the restrictions related to coronavirus here.
 

Our Parks with Great Transport Links to the UK

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. 

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 of them have supervised play areas, cinemas and children's entertainers. 

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.

Useful Information

  

Your holiday journey may well be the longest car ride of the year, so it’s good to know a bit about driving rules in France and it never hurts to get familiar with some of the French road signs. 
 
Speed limits for cars
 
Motorways 80mph in dry weather or 68mph when wet, but on stretches of main road 55mph, and 49mph on the Paris ring road. Dual carriageways 68mph. Outside built-up areas 55mph. Towns and cities 31mph. Lower speed limits of 50mph outside built-up areas.
68mph on motorways apply in wet weather and to visiting motorists who have held a full driving licence for less than two years. In fog, 31mph when visibility is reduced to 55yards.
 
Motorway Information
 
To join a motorway follow the signs with the international motorway symbol or signs with 'par Autoroute'. Signs with 'péage' or 'par péage' lead to toll roads. Emergency telephones, which connect the caller to the police, are sited every 1.25 miles. Most motorways charge tolls, except for certain sections near large towns and cities.
 
Breakdowns
 
The use of a warning triangle or hazard warning lights is compulsory in the event of a breakdown or accident.  It is also compulsory that you have a visibility vest available (normally flourescent yellow) for each occupant in the vehicle.  The vests should be stored in the vehicle, so if you do breakdown, you can put them on before getting out.
 
Accidents
 
Fire: tel. 18. Police: tel.17. Ambulance: tel. 15. Alternatively dial the European emergency call number 112 and request the service you require. If you are involved in an accident, you must complete a constat à l'amiable before the vehicle is moved. This represents the European Accident Statement Form and must be signed by the other party involved in the accident.
 
Documentation
 
A valid UK driving licence is acceptable in France. The minimum age for a driver is 18. 
 
Other useful information
 
In hours of darkness/dusk you must drive on headlights; driving on sidelights only is not permitted. In fog, mist or poor visibility during the day, you must drive on either two fog lamps, or dipped headlights. Failure to comply with these regulations will lead to an on-the-spot fine. In towns and cities, you must give way to traffic coming from the right - "priorité à droite", unless otherwise indicated. However, at roundabouts with signs bearing the words "Vous n'avez pas la priorité" or "Cédez le passage", traffic on the roundabout has priority. Where no such sign exists, traffic entering the roundabout has priority. Outside built-up areas all main roads of any importance have right of way. This is indicated by a red bordered triangle showing a pointed black upward arrow with horizontal bar on a white background; or a yellow diamond within a white diamond, which is most commonly used.
 
Understanding road signs in France
 
ACCOTEMENT NON STABILISE - Soft verge
ALLUMEZ VOS PHARES - Switch on lights 
CEDEZ LE PASSAGE - Give way 
CHAUSSEE DEFORMEE - Uneven road surface 
CHANTIER - Road works 
FIN D'INTERDICTION DE STATIONNEMENT - End of parking restriction 
ITINERAIRE BIS - Alternative route 
PEAGE - Toll 
POIDS LOURDS - Heavy vehicle route 
PRIORITE A DROITE/GAUCHE - Priority to right/left 
RAPPEL - Warning! (This literally means 'reminder', i.e. continue with the instruction given on the previous sign.) 
ROUTE BARRE - Road closed 
DOS D'ANE - Humpback 
SENS INTERDIT - No entry 
SENS UNIQUE - One way 
SERREZ A DROITE/GAUCHE - Keep right/left 
STATIONNEMENT INTERDIT - No parking 
TOUTES DIRECTIONS - All directions 
TRAVAUX - Road works 
VIRAGES - Bends 
CHEMIN SANS ISSUE - No through road

 

Explore Our Regions

Wild sandy beaches and calm bays, amazing seafood and endless vineyards, fascinating historical sites and unique coastal towns: there’s so much to discover when you choose a camping holiday in South West France!

A family holiday on France’s North West coastline is like a real breath of fresh air (without even having to travel too far from home!). Fabulous coastline, beautiful countryside, fascinating history and culture… there’s so much to explore and enjoy when you holiday at one of our parks in Normandy or Brittany

Discover the beauty of France's West Coast in one of our Charente-Maritime or Vendée campsites. This stunning stretch of Atlantic coast is an ideal holiday destination, suitable for families and groups of all ages. Perfect for water sports, cycling and sunbathing.

Wild sandy beaches and calm bays, amazing seafood and endless vineyards, fascinating historical sites and unique coastal towns: there’s so much to discover when you choose a camping holiday in South West France!

You can’t beat the South of France when it comes to a holiday full of sea and sunshine! From taking a dip in the warm, clear waters of the Mediterranean to sampling the world-famous culinary delights of Provence...

It’s true that France has some amazing beaches and coastline but its inland regions are well-worth exploring too. Check out Siblu holiday parks Domaine de Dugny in the Loire Valley and Les Rives de Condrieu in the Rhone Alps for beautiful landscapes, riverside locations, fascinating history and delicious local cuisine!