French car "Day trip to France" Aptil 8th2007

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French car "Day trip to France" Aptil 8th2007

Post by ren16tx » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:51 am

i am organising a Day trip to France, as a French car day!
April 8th ( Easter sunday)
early booking recommended to get place!
for more details / booking call chris 01252 697047
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Post by tom » Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:52 pm

Nice idea but the ferries will most likely be booked solid and France WILL be shut.

I think another date might be more suitable. For many of our more Northern members, a day trip would hardly be worth the trouble.
A weekend trip could be a solution, though with Newhaven-Dieppe at £50 for three days and Speedferries doing lots of deals, it could be a runner.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:55 pm

I tend to agree. Tom suggests a longer break to offset travel times a bit, and I can say a 'three dayer' appeals. A Newhaven-Dieppe return crossing and a stay at an Ibis or similar around, say Deauville/Honfleur could be fun. Even camp somewhere?

Not promising, but I'd try and make it. :D
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Post by st gilles » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:09 pm

Sounds good, I'll probably be over there, its a only a short drive from Brittany.....and thats where the BX is!

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:55 pm

Agreed, I used speedferries last summer, there were no problems at all, and three days makes it worthwhile for us northern members. Camping appeals too, there are numerous campsites in the area.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:37 pm

Any decisions on the arrangements yet?
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Post by Kitch » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:57 pm

I'm really up for this, I've always wanted to take my car to France. But agreed, a change in date is probably a good idea!

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Post by tom » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:22 pm

Just to hijack this thread completely, I have a fiendishly cunning plan that has worked before. The Ibis hotel at Tinqueux near Rheims is conveniently about an hours drive from Epernay. If you suggest a trip to the Champagne caves, Womenfolk become supportive and cooperative. There's a bowling alley across the road from the hotel that does a good cheap meal in its large cafe and it wouldn't be too far to go for a three day trip. One for the spring, perhaps?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:15 pm

Taliking about hijacking a thread how's this? :lol: I'm sure 'ren16tx' won't mind me repeating what I put into an e-mail to him earlier:

Friday 06/05/2007
Catch the 08:00 Transmanche ferry at Newhaven. Disembark at Dieppe in time for lunch at XXXX tba.

After lunch leave Dieppe on the N27, southbound. At Tôtes take the payage A29/E44 westbound to Le Havre, crossing the Pont de Normandie and arrive Honfleur around 16:30.

Book into Ibis Honfleur for two nights, (Friday and Saturday). Arrange a Saturday drive either along the coast to Deauville or south to 'cheese' country (Pont l'Evéque, Liseux etc)...

Depart Honfleur by around 14:30 on Sunday giving plenty of time for the journey back to Dieppe with some time for a park-up picture opportunity - possibly at Phare d'Ailly on the coast west of Dieppe at around 17:00 before catching the 08/05/2007 20:00 return ferry to Newhaven.

Cost of crossing around £52
Payage: (each way) approx £7
Road distance approximately 220 miles round trip
Ibis rooms - approx £50 per night

Up to individuals to arrange but we should try to cross and travel at the same times obviously!

I reckon the whole trip excluding fuel, but allowing for meals should be around £240...

Not too bad.

It will be the BX's 25th Anniversary too, which means we could suggest to our French counterparts that a BX rendezvous might be a good idea...

Anyway, this is just a thought.


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Post by wannab-x » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:29 pm

Daily Mail (which I don't normally read) was doing an offer with P&O at the weekend - £1 return Dover to Calais.

Don't know if you gents would be interested in that - got the cutting somewhere... :D

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Post by Vanny » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:37 pm

get it up! Most of them can be booked then changed anyways so you dont loose out!