France is the perfect holiday destination, where famous cities such as Paris, Rouen and Amiens vie for your attention with dramatic cliffs, beautiful beaches, and artistic treasures like Monet’s garden at Giverny.
The opportunities for outdoor activities are endless, with walking, sailing, fishing, cycling, kayaking, and golfing. With its lovely forests, great lakes, and walking trails, Normandy is a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
Dieppe Travel Guide
If food and drink are more your thing, why not follow Normandy’s celebrated Cheese and Cider Route, stocking up on camembert, Pont L’Évênque, Calvados, and cider along the way? For the kids (and the young at heart) you could also head a little further south to the most famous theme park in Europe: Disneyland Paris.
Autumn also sees a number of festivals and events in Paris and the Normandy area including the Seine Boat Race, the Fêtes du Beaujolais, the Normandy Autumn Festival, and Forges-les-Eaux Cider Festival.
Normandy travel guide
Our ferries to France depart Newhaven and Dieppe twice daily and take four hours to reach their destination. You can depart Newhaven at 10.00 or 23.00 and return from Dieppe at 05.30 or18.00. (Times subject to change depending on tidal restrictions).
With onboard facilities including a restaurant, an onboard shop, and a bar with floor to ceiling windows and stunning sea views, your holiday will start the moment you board the ship. All passengers have access to reclining lounge seats during the crossing, but if you prefer you can book your own private cabin for a small extra fee. Each cabin has en suite shower and toilet facilities and four comfortable beds, so you can relax and refresh yourself before arriving in France.
Our cross-Channel ferry service is perfect for starting a family holiday in Europe. In addition to offering spacious lounge areas with reclining seats, private cabins, and outdoor deck space, the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry also includes a dedicated play zone to keep young children entertained during the crossing. Onboard the Newhaven-Dieppe
Passengers are welcome to bring their pets onboard, subject to our Pet Travel Regulations, so the whole family can enjoy a holiday together. More information on pet travel
In addition to our Newhaven-Dieppe route, we also operate several other daily cross-Channel ferries to France: Dover to Calais Dover to Dunkirk Portsmouth to Le Havre
Ferry to France Timetables
When you book your crossing from Newhaven, your booking confirmation will include your departure time and check-in time, but you can also check our ferry to France timetables on our information page. Travel Information