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 Auto route to Reims, then A4 to Châlon-sur-Marne, then A26 to Troyes, then A5 to Langres, then A31 to Beaune, then A6 to Lyon, then A7 to Orange, then A9 to Narbonne, then A61 to Lézignan. Leave Autoroute at junction 25. Then follow directions Lezignan Corbieres, When in Lézignan Corbieres follow ‘toutes direction’ until you pick up signs for Homps. In the village of Homps follow Le Boat signs, after crossing canal turn first left then straight on you will find Le Boat. Road distance approximately 1150 kms 11.5 hrs.
Directions from Toulouse:
Take A61 and exit at junction 25 at Lézignan and follow directions as above. Road distance approximately 150 kms 1.5 hrs.
Carcassonne: 33 Kms (E80)
Toulouse: 129 Kms (E80)
Béziers: 45 Kms (E15/E80)
Nearest train stations:
Lezignan Corbieres - 12km
Narbonne - 35km
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 or try Northern Spain and drive across to South France
- Portsmouth to Bilbao or Santander: Brittany Ferries
- Plymouth to Santander: Brittany