Say "Je t'aime" this Valentine's Day with a special getaway to France
A romantic two night break with your car for only £110 per person*
With French the undeniable language of love, and France one of the most romantic destinations on earth, can there be any better place to spend Valentine's Day?
As Brittany Ferries' flagship, the Pont Aven departs on Friday evening and the lights of Portsmouth slide under the horizon; glass of bubbly in hand, the stresses of the working week are left behind, giving way to the pleasures of the overnight cruise to St. Malo and a well deserved Valentine's break.
Arriving in St. Malo the next morning in time for breakfast, the rugged ramparts and cobbled interior of this historic town are sure to seduce. The picturesque fishing village of Cancale is an easy 30 minute drive along the 'Emerald' coast. This is oyster territory, and a visit to one of the numerous quayside restaurants to indulge in this aphrodisiac is a must. After all, it's Valentine's Day.
Not far away is the Mont Saint Michel, one of the wonders of France. Set in an idyllic bay, with narrow streets sheltering under a lofty Benedictine abbey, this is a most romantic spot. And just around the bay is the town of Le-Val-Saint-Père, where the Hotel Les 13 Assiettes, surrounded by lush greenery, provides a tranquil setting to spend the night. The restaurant here serves typical rich, creamy Normandy cuisine, including a renowned 13 course tasting menu from which the hotel takes its name.
The next morning offers plenty of time to discover the region as you head towards Caen to take the afternoon ferry back to Portsmouth. Whether you'd prefer to make a gastronomic tour of the creameries, cider-producers and calvados distilleries, or a sobering visit to the D-Day landing beaches, there's plenty to see as you head back home.
Book online at www.brittanyferries.com/holidays or call 0871 244 1444.
*Per person price based on 2 people travelling together, including return ferry crossing with car and a 2-berth inside cabin each way, and 1 night's bed & breakfast at the Hotel Les 13 Assiettes (ref HF0714). Book before 19th January to save a further 15%.
For further press information and pictures please contact Stephen Tuckwell or Chris Jones at the Brittany Ferries Press Office:
- Tel: 0871 244 0415
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Released 13 January 2009