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London to Normandy & Brittany; best way through Paris?

Dec 3rd, 2011, 10:15 AM
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The vests now come with the rentals.
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Dec 3rd, 2011, 10:25 AM
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The vests now come with the rentals>>


but not, i think, if you rent the car in the UK. [though I may be wrong; we don't do that very often!]
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Dec 3rd, 2011, 03:00 PM
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This thread (cars, car ferries, vests/life jackets etc) has reminded me of a brilliant news item from earlier this week.

A car was swept off a beach, and unusually, didn't sink. Shipping was warned to look out for a Vauxhall Corsa travelling down the Bristol Channel!
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Dec 4th, 2011, 01:33 AM
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A car was swept off a beach, and unusually, didn't sink. Shipping was warned to look out for a Vauxhall Corsa travelling down the Bristol Channel!>>

not drowning, but waving!

does history relate what happened to the occupants?
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Dec 4th, 2011, 02:35 AM
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So many great ideas and options. I have spent ages looking up various schedules and routes.
I think I like the idea of travelling on the ferry as a foot passenger. The prices are quite good.

They are all jigsaw pieces in the big holiday puzzle. Lots of planning to do.

Thank you one and all!!!
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Dec 4th, 2011, 07:02 AM
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Ann - there was no-one in the car at the time it set sail(!), and it got washed up on another beach further down the channel fairly quickly.

Which was quite disappointing, because I had visions of it circumnavigating the globe, negotiating vast cruise liners, icebergs and japanese whaling vessels.
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Dec 4th, 2011, 09:37 AM
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here was no-one in the car at the time it set sail(!), and it got washed up on another beach further down the channel fairly quickly. >>]

lucky! the only place I know of where that happens fairly regularly is Bosham on the south coast, where people park on the beach despite the warning notices not to do so.

yes it would have made an interesting addition to the shipping forecast!
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Jan 17th, 2012, 12:34 PM
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A late input but have just seen your post. Your best bet is to hire a car in the UK and take Eurotunnel or P& O ferries to Calais. Eurotunnel do a special deal for 5 day trips. It is an easy run into Normandy on the a16 and A28 to Normandy. I do it regularly in 2 hours and the Eurotunnel crossing is about 40 mins. Hotels on or just off the route are Les arelles in Neufchatel en Bray or the Villa des Houx in Aumale, both just in Normandy. Worth a vsit to Rouen, for the cathedral and old city as well as Bayeux, for the Bayeux tapestry, then onto MontSt Michel and into Brittany.If you have time see the 1944 invasion landing beaches in Normandy not too far from Bayeux and Caen.

Driving on the right is no problem, just keep asking yourself which country you are in.
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