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  • Save up to 75% on rail fares to the South of France in May and June

    Rail Europe, the experts in European rail tickets and passes and our rail travel partner, is currently offering savings of up to 75% on journeys to the South of France this summer.

    Routes covered by the offer include Brussels and Lille to Lyon, Bordeaux, Perpignan, Nice, Toulouse, Montpellier and Avignon, with standard class fares starting at £32.50 one way from Lille or £36 one way from Brussels. First class tickets are also included in the offer, with fares starting at £41.50 from Lille and £50.50 from Brussels.

    Travelling via Brussels and Lille offers the additional benefit that onward services usually depart from the same station as trains arriving from the UK, avoiding the need to negotiate the Paris Metro.

    The offer will be available to book until Saturday 5 June, for travel between Friday 25 May and Saturday 30 June, making it perfect for anyone wanting a quick get-away for some summer sun or to make the most of the long Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

    Tickets at the offer prices will be limited so travellers are advised to book early through our one-stop link to Rail Europe to avoid disappointment.

  • £22 day return offer from Eurotunnel

    Eurotunnel is running a £22 day return offer for Easter period of 6 - 22 April. Cars, car-based vans or motorcycles and up to 9 people can travel for £22.

  • Book your travel and holiday services right here!

    Finding your ideal holiday let in France – one of life’s great pleasures. And when you’ve chosen where to stay, we can help you get there. We also have some really useful stuff to make sure your holiday goes smoothly.

    We love making life easy for our holidaymakers with one-stop booking for accommodation, travel and services.
    If you’ve never browsed our Travel section, now is the time to check it out. You’ll find:

    •    Car hire – we compare prices from all the major car rental suppliers to find you the best deal.
    •    Ferries – see all the routes to all the ports and use our easy search to find the best route and price for you
    •    Flights – see our recommendations for airlines offering both great value cheap flights to France and a quality, reliable service.
    •    Trains - For relaxing and environmentally friendly travel, book tickets for Eurostar, TGV, SNCF, Motorail and Snow Train services – and for trains within France
    •    European breakdown cover – our partner Breakdown Direct European has the experience and expertise to save your holiday with the minimum of hassle
    •    Mobile phones and internet – stay in touch and save money on mobile calls and internet in France with LeFrench Mobile
    •    Currency exchange - compare & save Up To 10% On Foreign Currency using our currency comparison tool powered by MyTravelMoney.co.uk.
    •    Holiday date guide – Not sure when the roads will be busy due to public holidays? Check out our month-by-month Holiday Guide with key dates, ideas and information for each month of the year
     Travel safely and have a wonderful holiday in France this summer!

  • Eurostar and Toptable team-up to bring you gourmet food

    A match made in heaven giving you an exclusive discount!

  • Explore France by Train and Enjoy Massive Savings

    Rail Europe offer a huge 75% discount on selected fares.

  • Franche Comte Travel Guide

    Glynis Shaw of French Connections provies a personal first hand account of a recent 4 day visit to the Franche-Comte region in Eastern France, where you can discover an unspoilt region with fascinating history and delicious cuisine.

  • How to feel at home in Paris

    Oh, the pleasures of Paris….dozens of scintillating memories flood back. The frilly lights of Pont Neuf twinkling across the Seine, Rodin’s tour de force sculptures, the view from the steps of Montmartre, crepes on the roof of the Beaubourg, boats on the pond at Jardins de Luxembourg. Not forgetting the ongoing dream of a Valentine’s Day surprise trip.

    Makes me want to be there right now, but from the moment I disembark the sleek Eurostar at Gare du Nord, I’d want to fit right in as a temporary Parisienne, not stand out like a tourist, especially at this time of year. So, what to do? Think formal - or at least chic casual.

    This would be a good opportunity to wear my nicest clothes, especially a stylish coat and boots, even if they have flat heels for comfort. A trendy bag would complete the look. I’d certainly never insult the city and its people by wearing trainers to walk those stylish streets. Evenings would be another chance to dress up a bit, even if it’s only some nice jewellery on that favourite little black dress.

  • Introducing Josh - French Connections team member

    I am reminded of our association with France almost every day, living as we do on the channel coast. Most days we see fabulous views of the French coast between Calais and Boulogne, and on a clear night you can watch the flashes and glimmers of harbour lights, streetlights and even car headlights.

  • Introducing Simon- French Connections team member - Why I'm a France Lover!

    I hope I never have to because there is just so much about it that I love, but If I had to choose one thing that I loved most about France it would have to be train rides. I mean just about any train rides: train rides to, train rides from, train rides around and train rides across the beautiful landscapes, cities and towns of France.

  • Latest Deals for Enjoying France by Train

    Discover France from a whole new perspective – by rail! We’ve scoured the net and compiled a list of the best deals and offers for discount rail travel in France.