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Explore Northern France with discounted deals from PV

12th March 2012 Print

Those worried about the high price of flights and holidays can take advantage of exclusive, discounted ferry fares to France during National Ferry Fortnight, from 17-31 March and early booking offers from self-catering accommodation specialist Pierre & Vacances.
From 17 March, knock down ferry fares to France will be available at with P&O Ferries, Condor Ferries, LD Lines, DFDS Seaways and Brittany Ferries. Pierre & Vacances is a part of the Ferry Fortnight campaign and has a number of Holiday Villages and Residences in Brittany, Normandy, Picardy and Vendée, which are all within easy driving distance of the ferry ports. Early booking offers of up to 20 per cent off are available for accommodation booked before 31 March.
Pierre & Vacances has put together a list of its top five properties to book during National Ferry Fortnight.

Pierre & Vacances Residence Le Green Beach, Brittany
1 hour from Cherboug ferry port
The Residence is just a few kilometers from the famous 'landing' beaches and lies at the heart of the Omaha Beach golf course. Facilities for guests include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, volleyball court, bicycle hire and free activities for 6-12 year olds in April, July and August. A two-bedroom house from 1-8 September costs £422.

Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Jardins de la Côte d'Opale, Picardy
50 minutes from Calais ferry port
The recently renovated residence is located in a natural park just 2km from Canche Bay. The residence has a heated indoor swimming pool, tennis court, bikes for hire and free activities for 6-12 year olds in April, July and August. A one-bedroom apartment from 2-9 June costs £475.

Pierre & Vacances Holiday Village Port Bourgenay, Vendée
3 hours 30 minutes from Saint-Malo ferry port
Port Bourgenay is nestled between the beach and pine forests and organised around a large lake. Within the Holiday Village are two 18-hole golf courses, three swimming pools, six tennis courts and a huge range of adult and children's activities. There is also a beach nearby which is accessible on foot or by miniature train.  A three-bedroom house from 23-30 June costs £883.

Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence de la Plage, North Picardy
I hour 20 minutes from Dieppe ferry port
Residence de la Plage is part of Pierre & Vacances' Premium brand and lies in the heart of Normandy's Bay of Somme. The residence has four swimming pools and direct access to the beach, shops and restaurants. All apartments have wifi and flat screen televisions and breakfast can be delivered to the door. A studio apartment with a sea view from 19-26 May costs £519.
Pierre & Vacances Holiday Village Belle Dune, Normandy
1 hour 15 minutes from Calais ferry port/ 1 hour 30 minutes from Dieppe ferry port
An ideal choice for families, Belle Dune is set around a large lake next to the renowned 18-hole Belle Dune golf course. Colourful houses and apartments are organised in six 'quartiers'. Facilities include an aqua park, two lakes with opportunities for watersports, tennis courts, mini golf and pre-bookable children's clubs and two beaches are just a short walk away. A three-bedroom house from 28 July- 4 August costs £1,473.

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