A holiday on the continent is one of the most enjoyable and easy destinations for British travellers. It combines history with beauty, variety with excellent food, and sightseeing with excellent hotels and B&B’s. Many travellers may hesitate to travel to the continent for even short breaks, since they feel that the cost can offset the pleasure that a holiday can give. However, when you  sit and analyse the pros and cons, a holiday in France can in many ways, be cheaper than staying at home. Magnifique n’est-ce pas?

Excellent boarding options

Like most countries that earn a lot of their income through tourism, France also has very good accommodation options which do not cost very much. There are many stylish places where they offer good food and excellent rooms, all within a budget. Whether it is a B&B run by a family a lovely chateau in a village, or even a budget hotel where they will accommodate a whole family in one room, France has a great variety of accommodation choices for the budget conscious traveller.

Getting there is inexpensive

There are a number of ways to get to France without breaking the bank. Ferries to France do not cost very much and not to mention, they are run frequently and efficiently.


Crossing the English Channel while you are on one of the ferries to France is an unforgettable experience. However, it is even more enjoyable to take the Eurotunnel train and its even quicker than taking the ferry to France. The speed, the comfort and the thrill of knowing that you are travelling so many feet below the ocean is immense. They have four departures every hour, and one ticket includes the cost of one car and nine passengers when you take the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle. This way you have your own transport while travelling through France. Frequent discounts are on offer for the passengers and if you book early, a cheaper ticket might be up there for grabs.

Travelling through France

If you have taken your vehicle across on the tunnel, then you can save a lot of money on public transport. However, if you are travelling on your own, there are many good buses that will take you through the beautiful countryside; you can even opt for the good local trains. Full-day tickets in Paris, discounted prices for overnight trains, discounts being offered for children and the elderly – these are some of the ways in which you can save on travelling costs.

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Food and Wine

French food is renowned all over the world, and there are many small cafes and restaurants that will serve you excellent food at a very reasonable cost. The wine costs can range from the cheaper local wines to the excellent wines from the best vineyards. Do not hesitate to try out the unknown small eating places; they are proud of the cuisine they have to offer and you are sure to get a meal that you will relish. To cut it short, there are many cheap eats in Paris where food is good and the ambience is fabulous.