Ferries to France

Ferries to France - whether it's a cheap ferry or a Eurotunnel train, you can find and book all ferries to France with Cheap 4 Ferries. Routes include Dover-Calais, Dover-Dunkirk, Folkestone-Calais, Newhaven-Dieppe, Portsmouth-Caen, Portsmouth-Le Havre and Portsmouth-St Malo.

Ferry to France
France's stunning Loire Valley

With a reputation for being culturally rich and always romantic, France is the world’s top tourist destination. With Cheap 4 Ferries, you can book France ferry tickets and compare every France ferry operator quickly and easily, in just one search.

What ferry companies go to France?

Ferry companies that go to France include Brittany Ferries, DFDS and P&O Ferries. Of course the ferry isn't your only option - try taking the Eurotunnel for fast connections to the Continent. Ferry companies from Ireland to France include Irish Ferries and Stena Line. By searching all operators we can offer you the cheapest ferry or Eurotunnel crossings to France.

France is the perfect place to travel to by ferry, either on foot or with a car. From the Alps to the cities, from golf to skiing, France has it all.

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France - some suggestions:

image of Paris at night


With over 45 million visitors per year, France's capital city Paris is the world’s most popular tourist destination. The "City of Lights" is famed for its romantic ambiance and world reknowned for entertainment, food, fashion, art and culture. If you're anything like Chirpy, then of course you will want to take in the iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Sacré-Coeur and Notre Dame Cathedral, but Paris has so much more to explore.

Paris - Museums

The Musée d'Orsay is a work of art in itself: a repurposed railway station built around 1900 which now houses galleries containing the world's largest collection of Impressionist masterpieces: simply beautiful. Just 20 minutes walk from the Musée d'Orsay is the Musée Rodin. Once Rodin's studio, this grand 18th-Century building contains thousands of the artist's sculptures and drawings, and a stroll around the gardens of the museum is a charming way to spend a sunny afternoon. If all this whets your appetite for art, head over to The Louvre, the world's largest art museum, home to the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Paris's obsession with art continues into the modern era - the Centre Pompidou hosts a lively collection of more recent artworks, while half an hour's walk from the Arc de Triomphe, at the north end of the Bois de Boulogne park is the Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton, which hosts contemporary art exhibitions and like the Musée d'Orsay, is a masterpiece in itself.

Paris - Gardens

20 minutes' walk from the Musée d'Orsay, on the other side of the River Seine are the Palais-Royal Gardens. A peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, the Palais-Royal Gardens are surrounded by hushed arcades which house high-end designer boutiques and world-class perfumers. On the other side of the Seine, 20 minutes' walk from Notre Dame and just down the road from the world-famous Sorbonne University are the equally well-known Luxembourg Gardens, home to Paris's oldest merry-go-round and a perfect spot for the children to let off steam, and re-charge with a family picnic.

Paris - Shopping

A little way behind the Notre-Dame gardens, the Pont Saint-Louis bridge takes you to the lively shopping streets of the Ile Saint-Louis, where you can sample a true taste of Paris. For more shopping and more authentic Paris, it has been said that you can't go to Paris and miss Le Marais. Located in the historic 3rd and 4th arrondissements, with the Seine (just by the Île Saint-Louis) on its south side, Le Marais is possibly the best shopping neighbourhood in the city. With great restaurants, cafés and shops, Le Marais is an area of hidden delights.

French Alps

The French Alps are simply one of the most stunning mountain ranges in the world. Amazing in both summer and winter, the French Alps offer something for anyone who loves the outdoors life: great cycling and walking in the summer, and incredible skiing and snowboarding in the winter. One of Chirpy's favourite locations for winter sports is the Ski resort of Tignes, set amongst the stunning mountains, the villages of Tignes have been host to the world's skiers since the 1930s, and today offers some of the best snow anywhere. With a nicely balanced mix of family-friendly chalets and beginners runs, to party-animal bars and full mountain passes, Tignes is a great location to learn, improve or just cut loose.

image of the French Alps
image of a chateaux garden in the Loire Valley

Loire Valley

The beautiful Loire Valley, in central France, is a hugely popular tourist destination that twists and turns for 175 miles through some of the most incredible scenery in France, following the course of the River Loire. The Loire Valley is renowned for its stunning scenery, picturesque vineyards and magnificent chateaux, including Chaumont, Chinon, Blois, Amboise, Rivau and Chenonceau.

The French Riviera

Located on the south coast of France, between Italy and Spain, the French Riviera (Cote d’ Azur) is a haven for the rich and fabulous, and is visited by thousands of sun-seeking tourists every year. Famous highlights include Nice, situated between the mountains and the sea and chock full of little boutique restaurants, cafés and bars. Possibly even more famous is St Tropez, home to the super trendy and just down the road from one of the best beaches on the Riviera, Pampelonne beach. If you’re in Cannes in May you can check out the lights, camera and action at the Cannes Film Festival or head a little further west of Cannes to the Mediterranean village of Antibes, where charming narrow streets and stunning views of the surrounding coast and mountains will remind you: there is so much to see and do in the wonderful Cote d’ Azur.

image of Nice, on the French Riviera
image of Marseille


A former European Capital of Culture, Marseille is France’s second largest city and one its most visited. A major Mediterranean port town, Marseille boasts Roman ruins, medieval architecture and an idyllic climate, so its no surprise that visitors are charmed by the Mediterranean atmosphere. One of Marseille’s best natural attractions, the Calanques, are a series of small inlets with astonishing blue water and majestic limestone cliffs.


Strasbourg is something of a hidden gem to British tourists, but it is one of the best places to visit in France, with a historic centre, Grande Île, that features a huge amount of medieval architecture evocative of its location close to the border of France and Germany. Strasbourg is the capital city of the Grand Est region, formerly Alsace, in North-Eastern France and is home to the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. Visitors will find museums, shops, cafes and attractions like the grand Gothic cathedral, which features intricate carvings and a 300-year old astrological clock.

image of the Grande Île, a medieval part of Strasbourg in France
image of the bridge in Arles, famously painted by Vincent Van Gogh


In 123BC the city of Arles was taken by the Romans, who expanded its capacity as a trading port for hundreds of years, and the city gained fame and wealth when it sided with Julius Caesar in his battle against Marseille. More recently, Arles has been home to the archetypal tortured artist, Vincent van Gogh, and he is thought to have painted nearly 300 works of art during his time here. Today Arles is a laid-back and low-key sun-baked city, home to some stunning Roman ruins, including the Roman Amphitheatre; well worth a visit.

Mont Saint-Michel

its easy to understand why, outside of Paris, Mont Saint Michel is the most visited tourist attraction in France. Located just off France’s north-western coast in Normandy, the awe-inspiring gothic cathedral was one of the first monuments UNESCO recognised as a World Heritage Site. The extension known as the Merveille (the Marvel) was financed by King Philip II of France in the 13th century but the original church was built in the early 8th Century and naturally enough, was dedicated to Saint Michael, the patron saint of sailors.

image of the cathedral of Mont Saint Michel
image of the Grande Plage, one of two great beaches in Biarritz


Biarritz is a tranquil and elegant seaside resort located just a few miles from Spain on the Bay of Biscay in the heart of the French Basque country. Biarritz is famed for its two beaches: the Grande Plage is a curved stretch of golden sand dotted with brightly coloured parasols, perfect for sunbathing and soaking in the atmosphere, although it can become very crowded in high season. A little further around the headland is Plage de la Côte des Basques, a wide stretch of sand regarded as one of Europe’s best surfing beaches. The town is connected to the nearby rock formation "the Rock of the Virgin", by an iron bridge built by Gustav Eiffel.


Bordeaux is a port city built on the River Garonne just half an hour inland of the Atlantic Ocean. The city centre features hundreds of historic structures and landmarks including medieval churches and charming old bridges such as the Ponte de Pierre as well as beautiful plazas including the stunning Place de la Bourse. Of course, Bordeaux is famed for the wine of the same name produced in the region, so no visit to Bordeaux can be complete without taking a drive through the surrounding countryside where you can take in picturesque villages, vineyards and chateaux.

image of a vineyard in Bordeaux


Please note: French law requires that you always keep your personal ID on you, so be sure to keep your passport handy. If driving, you must have a fluorescent yellow bib in the car, and be able to reach it without leaving the vehicle in case of a break down. If you are planning to drive in France, you can click here to find some further advice on taking the car ferry to France, and check out the RAC website for advice on driving rules in France.