Paris to Normandy to London

Mar 17th, 2005, 01:35 PM
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Paris to Normandy to London

We are planning on spending 4 to five nights in Paris in late August/early September. We then want to go to Normandy for 3 or 4 nights and then to London. We on renting a car in Normandy. What would be the best means of travel from Paris to Normandy and then to London.

Thanks for any help

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Mar 17th, 2005, 03:08 PM
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Train to Caen or Bayeux, drop car in Calais or Lille, Eurostar to London.

Or save most of a day of driving by returning the car where you rented it and taking the train back to Paris.
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Mar 17th, 2005, 08:43 PM
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Train from Paris to Le Havre. Car rental in Le Havre, drive immediately to Honfleur via the Pont de Normandie. Rest of Normandy by car. Return car to Le Havre. Ferry to Folkstone, England.

Folkstone to London? Hmmmm....
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Mar 18th, 2005, 01:27 AM
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There are no ferries to Folkestone. From Normany, there are ferries from Le Havre, Caen and Cherbourg to Portsmouth, and from Cherbourg to Poole (, Brittany Ferries' ships are French and have good restaurants, or you can save time by booking a cabin on an overnight crossing. From Portsmouth, there are half-hourly trains to London.
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Mar 18th, 2005, 04:09 AM
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Thank you Geoff. That will teach me to draw conclusions on France-England routes from a German rail site!
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Mar 18th, 2005, 04:55 AM
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You might consider reversing your trip. Go to Normandy first, renting your car at CDG upon arrival. Return to Paris, returning the car at Orly and taxiing to your Paris hotel. Then take the Eurostar from Paris to London. Or return the car in Normandy, train to Paris, etc.
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Mar 18th, 2005, 08:26 AM
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Rent the car in Paris; enjoy Normandy; fly to London fron Dinard on

Best wishes,

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