- A1 (Paris-Lille)
- A16 (Paris-Calais)
- A26 (Calais-Reims)
- A28 (Abbeville-Rouen)
- A29 (Reims-Rouen)
Arrive in Calais from Dover by ferry (around a 1.5 hour crossing) or from Folkestone via the Eurotunnel (around a 2 hour crossing)
- Don't forget to drive on the right. Roundabouts are anti-clockwise; as in the UK, roads signs show major roads first with local roads following on a second sign.
- Signs for motorways (Autoroutes) are shown in blue, main roads (Nationales) in green. Secondary roads (Départementales) have numbers.
- Seat belts must be used if fitted, and no child under 10 is allowed to travel in the front seat.
- Drink-driving penalties are very severe.
- In town, you must give way to traffic coming from the right unless road markings give you priority.
- French motorways are toll roads, although some stretches are free
- Calais > Amiens:100miles - 1hour 40mins ; It costs about €11 to use the A16 motorway
- Built-up areas 50kph > 31mph
- Major roads 90kph > 56 mph
- Dual carriageways 110kph > 69 mph
- Motorways 130kph > 81 mph (reducing to 110kph in poor weather conditions)
Eurostar from London (St Pancras International), Ashford (Kent) and Ebbsfleet (Kent) to Lille, Calais and Paris. The journey will take between 1 hour and 2.5 hours.
- Lines Paris - Lille or Paris-Calais
- Haute - Picardie high-speed train (TGV) station
For times and bookings, please visit the SNCF webiste
- Roissy - Charles de Gaulle Airport
- Beauvais - Tillé Airport
- Albert - Picardie Airport
- Amiens - Glisy Airport
Book your ferry and tunnel crossing online!
The Dover - Calais crossing takes around an hour and a half, the Channel tunnel around 35 minutes