It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For example, there is a new legal requirement in France to carry a breathalyser, triangle & florescent jacket in your car. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas
Directions from Calais
From Calais take A26 to Reims, then A4 to Chalon sur Marne, then A26 direction to Troyes follow onto A5/A31 to Dijon and then A39 direction Lons Le Saunier - Louhans. Leave A39 at exit No 8 Lons Le Saunier, Montmorot, Louhans. Follow N78 for 12km to Louhans then N78 for 4km, D13 3km, D413 for 3km and D280 for 2km to Branges and Port de Plaisance. Road distance approximately 676 kms 6 hrs 10 mins.
Directions from Paris
From Paris take the Auto route du Soleil A6. Leave at junction signposted Chalon Sud. Shortly after the peage turn right onto N80 towards Chalon sur Saone. Follow signs for Lons le Saunier. Turn right onto D978 towards Epervans. Follow D978 for approximately 28 kms, and then opposite Agricultural Machinery Agency turn right onto D460 signposted Branges le Bourg. After 400mtrs turn left onto D160 and after 900mtrs you will see the Port de Plaisance on your right. Road distance approximately 370 kms 4 hrs.
Closest train stations:
Louhans - 4 km
T.G.V Chalon sur Saone - 35km
Lyon - 1.5 hrs (125 km
Geneva - 2 hrs (150 km)
The following ferry companies operate to Northern France.
- Dover to Dunkirk: DFDS Seaways (previously Norfolk Lines)
- Dover to Calais: P&O
- Newhaven to Dieppe: LD Lines
- Portsmouth to Le Harve: LD Lines
- Portsmouth to Caen: Brittany Ferries