Travel arrangements, news & tips

  

It's easy to reach our Siblu parks from Ireland. 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 also have many parks which are within easy reach of major airports with direct flights to Ireland. 

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Our Parks with Great Transport Links to Ireland

Planning to get the plane from Ireland and rent a car when you arrive in France? France has many world-class airports with direct links to Ireland – with some Siblu campsites within an hour’s drive. ‘Fly-drive’ packages give you the best of both worlds: the speed and convenience of flying and the use of a car for your holiday.

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. Grown-ups can enjoy the shops, bars and restaurants.

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 130kph in dry weather or 110kph when wet, but on stretches of main road 90kph, and 80kph on the Paris ring road. Dual carriageways 110kph. Outside built-up areas 90kph. Towns and cities 50kph. Lower speed limits of 70kph outside built-up areas.
110kph on motorways apply in wet weather and to visiting motorists who have held a full driving licence for less than two years. In fog, 50kph when visibility is reduced to 50m.
 
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 2km. 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 fluorescent 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 Irish 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.