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France 2011: Day 2 (Cherbourg)

Breakfast is served from 8-10am in the ferry restaurant.  We headed down at 9:30. At 15:30 we arrived in Cherbourg. We had to reverse off the ferry.

Cherbourg Port

Cherbourg Port

Cherbourg Port

Cherbourg Port

We headed off to Le Mont St. Michel.  We arrived at about 8pm.  There’s a big car park area for campervans.  It’s 12 euro for the day but  it’s free to stay overnight.  The Mont looks quite spectacular at night.  It’s only about a 5 minute walk from the campervan park.

Le Mont St. Michel Campervan park

Le Mont St. Michel Campervan park

Le Mont St. Michel is France’s second most popular attraction but at night time it is really pleasant.

France 2011: Day 1 (Dublin)

We were booked on the 21:30 Celtic Link Ferry from Rosslare to Cherbourg.

Celtic Link Ferries

We headed down the N11 and boarded at 8.45pm.  The cabin was grand – clean and with enough room.  There’s not a huge amount on board the ferry compared to some of the other lines.

Our reference guides for the journey are:

1. Rough Guide to France

2.  All the Aires France – Vicarious Books

3.  Le Guide Officiel Camping Caravaning – Vicarious Books