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
Crossing time: 14 hrs
Departures: Saturday nights
Crossing time: 13-16 hrs
Departures: Monday evening
Return: Tuesday evenings
Crossing time: 19 hrs
Departures: every other day
Crossing time: 16 hrs
Departures: 3 times/week
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.
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…