Trains & Boats & Planes...Which best suits your needs?...either for viewing trips or for when you have bought that dream home or maison secondaire...We're building links with major carriers and discount houses...
Trains...Rail travel in France looks good but personally we've not yet tried to get to our house in Brittany by train - although we have travelled on both Eurostar and TGV...Brilliant! The French rail network is legendary and getting better all the time. Now it extends to the end of the Brittany peninsula - to Brest on the northern route and to Quimper on the southern route - together these lines link all the major coastal towns to Paris. Check out the possibilities and see the route maps and make a booking on-line - You can travel Eurostar from Waterloo or Ashford and then change at Paris Brittany Bound...it looks impressive!
Boats...Ferries, always a pleasure but - sometimes regarded as a necessary evil - and, until recently often costing more than you'd like to pay. With very regular travellers, the glitter sometimes wears off if you are backwards and forwards several times a year
But...'there is light at the end of the tunnel for you, us and our agents!
The further west along the coast (both sides) then the more relevant Brittany becomes and so Brittany Ferries also cover routes...also Portsmouth St- Malo and Plymouth - Roscoff.
Planes...Once again it depends on how finished your French house is and where in the UK you may have a house if you are retaining a UK property. The low cost airlines are establishing good links from a growing number of UK airports...to Dinard (Ryanair) Rennes or Brest (Fly-be) or...Nantes (BA).
Note:- As from End July 2006 SkySouth at Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport can whisk you to join one of our agents at Le Havre... Check out the service at...
The travel aspect of your journeys to and from Normandy depends, of course, on where you find the house you are looking for...or more particularly - where you decide to house hunt because of the travel links that are already in place - building your property choice on the proximity to a port, airport or both.. There's something more to consider too...and that is what state the house you choose to buy is in...