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A lot of resorts are just 8 hours drive from Calais.

By driving you have complete flexibility when in resort to visit other places should you want to.

French motorways are far less congested than those in the UK so it is usually an easy drive.

Or why not break the journey and stop en route to see a bit more of France?

Crossing the Channel


  • Fastest cross-channel operator
  • Up to 4 departures an hour
  • Motorway to motorway access
  • 1 ticket covers 1 car and up to 9 passengers
  • No baggage restrictions or fuel supplements

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P&O Ferries

Dover to Calais ferries

With a choice of crossings throughout the day, our Dover to Calais ferry crossing allows you to come and go as you please - and if you book early you'll get the lowest fares too!

Whether it's a day's shopping trip or a holiday break you're after, at 90 minutes journey time, our Dover to Calais ferry crossing is a quick and enjoyable way to hit the Continent. With numerous crossings, round the clock, you really can come and go at your leisure. With direct motorway access on both sides of the channel, you are free to explore as much of France and the rest of Europe as you like.


For a real alternative to the no-frills airlines, Dover to Calais ferries crossings offer you the added advantage of door-to-door access, greater independence and flexibility - giving you the freedom to explore France, Belgium and beyond.

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Places to stay on your drive

Formula 1 Hotels

Formule1 offers unbeatable room rates. With us, you will have a pleasant and functional room and a limitless buffet breakfast at a very economical rate.

In Europe, impeccable showers and toilets are situated not far from the rooms.

Categories: Driving | Places to stay on your drive

Hotel La Maison Rouge

This is a great hotel and restaurant located in Noeux les Mines -  just an hour from Calais making it an ideal stop if driving to or from the Alps.

Conveniently located just a few minutes off the A26 - the owners are friendly and welcoming and they have their own restaurant and bar that is perfect for a lovely meal to get you in the French mode before your holiday! 

This is a personal Altitude recommendation!

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Les Roches

Les Roches is set in a four-acre park and is situated in a pretty hilltop medieval village of Mont-Saint-Jean with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Mont-Saint-Jean is located in the heart of Burgundy and is within an easy reach of the famous Burgundy wine areas, historical sites and other popular places of interest.

At Les Roches, you will feel at home and can relax in the salon, library, terrace, lawns, park and enjoy many peaceful nights sleep in your bedroom. We will endeavor to make your stay in Burgundy a memorable one by suggesting day trips given your interests, recommend some of our favorite vineyards for wine tasting and propose restaurants that you may like.

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Planning Your Route

Make sure your TomTom SatNav is up to date.

Make sure your TomTom is up to date before you set of for your ski holiday!

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Plan your Route with AA

Plan your route to the right ski resort!  There are often resorts with the same name in a similar area - make sure you selct the right one and plan your route!

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Plan your route when driving to your ski resort on holiday!  You don't want to end up in the wrong ski resort that has the ame name but is another two hours from where you should be!

Categories: Driving | Planning Your Route