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What Monki Did in France

Updated on September 30, 2014

One Summer Monki went on a trip to France.....

Monki lives in North Wales, UK and loves to travel around the world. He also loves to have his picture taken.

One summer he went on a trip to France. He travelled by car to Portsmouth to catch the ferry to Caen, Normandy where he was going to stay in a Eurocamp park. Most days he just loved to hang around the park, chilling and other days he went on sight seeing trips.

Find out more about Monki's trip to France here and the things he got up to when he was there.

You may just pick up some useful travel tips from him too!

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Monki the Traveller

By Car, By Boat and By Train...

The journey from North Wales to Paris involved car, boat (ferry) and train. Maps and travel guides were essential for finding my way around and I loved nothing better than taking in the scenery along the way.

I'm not keen on travelling by ferry, it makes me feel a bit sea-sick! I still do it though because I just love to be in France.

There are many ferry routes from the UK to France, depending on which area you wish to travel to. The most popular are Dover-Calais (by far the shortest and quickest), Portsmouth-Caen and Plymouth-Roscoff. On this trip, I travelled from Portsmouth to Caen, heading for my stay in Normandy. We took the "fast cat" ferry, which takes about 3.5 hours to reach its destination of Ouistreham port, Caen.

See below for ferry routes from UK to Brittany and Normandy

Find French trains here

Brittany Ferry Routes - Your route from the UK to Brittany and Normandy

Ferry Routes to France
Ferry Routes to France

There are several ferry routes that will take you from the UK to Brittany and Normandy, France.

Cork to Roscoff

Plymouth to Roscoff

Poole to Cherbourg

Portsmouth to St Malo

Portsmouth to Cherbourg

Portsmouth to Caen

Click here to find your ferry route with Brittany Ferries

Monki on the Ferry

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Monki in Frankie and Bennies
Monki in Frankie and Bennies

Monki's Eating Places

Travelling can be hungry work and a Monki enjoys nothing better than a slap up meal in a really cool diner.

Find Frankie and Bennies on your UK Route here

Find Buffalo Grill Restaurants on your French Route here

Monki in Paris

Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Place de Clichy

No trip to France would be complete without a visit to Paris. I travelled by train from Lisieux to Paris which took about 3 hours. Then I set about seeing some of the famous sights such as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and the infamous Place de Clichy... ooh la la!

Click here for information about the Arc De Triomphe

More about the Arc De Triomphe

Click here for information about the Eiffel Tower

Monki Chilling with Eurocamp

Everyone needs a relaxing place to go back to at the end of a day's travelling and sight seeing. Eurocamp sites have something for everyone. I personally like the quieter sites so that I can chill out with a bottle of vin rouge, some of my favourite chocolate and my fishing rod at the end of the day.

Monki's Favourite Eurocamp Park, Le Brevedent

Monki Likes Quiet French Villages too

En route around France, I came across some pretty villages just perfect to stop for a break and some light refreshment. Such interesting architecture and detail on the buildings there and a warm welcome from everyone wherever I went.

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Monki would love to know if you enjoyed his trip to France? Did you find any useful tips here? Have you been to any of the places Monki went to? Where do you think Monki should go on his next trip?

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    • Celticep profile image

      Celticep 3 years ago

      Yes he's quite a guy!

    • TransplantedSoul profile image

      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      Quite a big trip for a little Monki!