Getting to Poole is very convenient for travellers coming from the West of England, Wales and the South. Less than two hours drive from Bristol it is close to motorway links with the M27 at Southampton, see the map below for further directions.
Cherbourg is the destination for our fastest crossings and is easily reached by taking the N13 to Caen and the D901 to Cherbourg, as shown on the map, where you will find the port is clearly signposted.
Cherbourg is situated on the Cotentin Peninsula, an area filled with pretty historic towns ideal for short breaks or day trips. It also has excellent links to access the auto-route motorway network for fast and stress-free travel to nearby tourist areas in Normandy, Brittany and further down into France.
The table below shows driving distances to some popular tourist destinations.
DRIVING DISTANCES FROM CHERBOURG
Clermont Ferrand, Auvergne
La Baule, Pays de la Loire
Paris, Ile de France
Poitiers, Poitou Charentes
Tours, Loire Valley
Toulouse, Midi Pyrénées
Mont St Michel, Normandy
La Rochelle, Poitou Charentes
Marseille, Provence Côte d'Azur
Nice, Provence Côte d'Azur
Angers, Pays de la Loire
Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Saumur, Pays de la Loire
Short breaks in Normandy
To make your trip more of a holiday, why not consider our short breaks in Normandy, with trips to Rouen, Bayeux or Honfleur. For a luxury escape, join the rich and famous in Deauville, or for a beach holiday, see our great selection of hotels close to Normandy beaches. Travelling with your car gives you the freedom to really discover France and all it has to offer. Search for a hotel break in Normandy...
Driving in France
Have a look at our driving in France guide for information on breathalysers, crit'air vignette environmental badge, road signs, speed limits, fuel, autoroutes, safety camera warnings as well as on-the-spot fines.