Bring Your Own Car from Ireland

 

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 Ireland 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 Ireland tend to be overnight and take between 13 and 19 hours. Please check the ferry companies' websites for the most accurate & up to date information. 

 

Ferry Routes: Ireland-France

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Cork-Roscoff
Operator: Brittany Ferries
Crossing time: 14 hrs 
Departures: Saturday nights
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Rosslare-Roscoff
Operator: Brittany Ferries
Crossing time: 13-16 hrs
Departures: Monday evening
Return: Tuesday evenings
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Dublin-Cherbourg
Operator: Irish Ferries 
Crossing time: 19 hrs 
Departures: every other day
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Rosslare-Cherbourg
Operator: Stena Line 
Crossing time: 16 hrs 
Departures: 3 times/week

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 92km from Cherbourg. Simply drive off the ferry and you could be settling into your mobile home within just over 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 131 km (1hr 45 mins drive) from Roscoff and features lots of sea-based activities such as sailing and sea fishing. Les Pierres Couchées (287 km from Roscoff) and Le Conguel (197 km from Roscoff) from St Malo and has cycle trails and horse riding. 

Domaine de Dugny in the Loire Valley is slightly further (412 km from Cherbourg), but if you don't mind a bit longer in the car it's worth it once you arrive. 

 
Litteau, Normandy

Domaine de Litteau, set in the heart of the beautiful Cerisy forest and orchards, is ideal for a chilled-out getaway or an action-packed adventure. The beautiful location makes it the perfect place to zone out and relax by one of the two on-site fishing lakes, while for more active family members the park boasts an indoor pool and a range of fun sports activities for kids and grown ups.

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92 km (1 hr 10 mins) from Cherbourg ferry port
pet friendly accommodation
Pets allowed in some accommodation
tents and caravans
Touring pitches available
Pont Aven, Brittany

Situated just a few kilometres from stunning sandy beaches, Siblu’s Domaine de Kerlann is the perfect park for soaking in the beauty of southern Brittany. On-park, why not take advantage of swimming pools, splash zones, incredible kids’ clubs and evening entertainment? Holidaymakers also love exploring the nearby town of Pont Aven.

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131 km (1 hr 45 mins) from Roscoff ferry port
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Beach 5km away
pet friendly accommodation
Pets allowed in certain accommodation
Quiberon, Brittany

With its unique location only 10 metres from the beach at the tip of Brittany’s Quiberon peninsula, Le Conguel is the perfect park for a stunning seaside getaway. The indoor and outdoor pool complexes, slides, and free kids’ clubs promise hours of family fun on-site.

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

Sand in your toes, sea breeze in your hair… With miles upon miles of sandy beaches starting only 300 metres from your doorstep, Les Pierres Couchées is the place to be for the beach holiday of your dreams. On-park you’ll find fantastic slides, kids’ clubs and evening entertainment. Join in the fun!

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287 km (3 hrs 30 mins) from Roscoff ferry port
Beach picto
Beach 300m away
Slides
Waterslides, paddling pools, spa bath
Onzain, Loire Valley

Set in the beautiful countryside of the Loire Valley just a few kilometres from the châteaux that have made this region famous, Domaine de Dugny is a park with something for everyone. Kids will love the slides, heated pools, kids’ clubs, entertainment programmes and, of course, the bouncy castle.

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412 km (4 hrs 10 mins) from Cherbourg ferry port
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On-site fishing lake
Castle picto
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, 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

A welcoming atmosphere and a home away from home for all the family await you at Le Bois Masson. Located less than 3km from the region’s famous long sandy beaches, the park is the ideal base for holidaymakers of all ages. Cycling enthusiasts will be pleased to know that this area also boasts miles and miles of cycle paths for you to explore with your family.

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388 km (4 hrs 10 mins) from Roscoff ferry port
heated, covered pool
2 heated pools (1 covered)
All ages
Free access to nearby sister park, Le Bois Dormant
Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Located just outside the charming town of St Jean de Monts, Le Bois Dormant makes the perfect base for a family getaway in the Vendée region. The park boasts a great pool complex with 3 pools, slides, kids’ clubs, a spa bath, bar and restaurant. There's something for everyone to enjoy! 

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388 km (4 hrs 10 mins) from Roscoff ferry port
Beach picto
Beach 2.5km away
All ages
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 Roscoff you can also bring your own car to our Charente Maritime parks. Relax at Les Charmettes, Bonne Anse Plage and La Pignade – all just a few miles from coastal towns.

 

Explore our Charente Maritime Parks

Get ready to discover a dazzling corner of France that lies between Bordeaux to the south and the Loire Valley to the north.

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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.

At Siblu we often get requests from holidaymakers who are keen to enjoy the Siblu French holiday park experience while staying in their own tent or caravan. Well, now you can easily do just that in Brittany, Normandy, South West France and the Netherlands.

At Siblu we know it is tough to leave any member of your family behind when you head on holiday. That's why we've opened up availability for up to two pets per mobile home on six of our holiday parks in France.

The southwest coast of France is an incredibly diverse area, full of beaches, nature and culture. It is also home to four amazing Siblu holiday parks: Domaine de Soulac, La Réserve, Les Viviers and Les Dunes de Contis. Outside of the parks themselves, the South West boasts a huge range of things to see and do, which makes it ideal for all kinds of holidaymakers.

Discover the beauty of France's West Coast in one of our Charente-Maritime or Vendée campsites. This beautiful stretch of Atlantic coast is a holidaymaker’s paradise, suitable for families and groups of all ages.