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11 Jan 2018

More reasons to cross the channel from Portsmouth International Port in 2018

In what has become a tradition in the quieter days after the Christmas holidays,  newspapers are filled with ideas for magical holidays in the coming year. And so far in 2018 its France that is gaining some of the biggest headlines.

Our nearest neighbour is the most visited country on the planet. The latest statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that Brits make 8.5 million trips to France each year. Brittany Ferries, the biggest ferry operator at Portsmouth International Port, carried nearly 1.7million passengers to and from French ports in a 12 month period, proving the Port is one of the most popular gateways to the delights of a holiday in France.

With a wide range of routes and crossing times from Portsmouth International Port to choose from, a hassle free French holiday is in easy reach - and with tips from the nation’s top travel writers, a voyage to France has never been more attractive.

Portsmouth International Port is closer to the French capital than any other UK port. Holidaymakers enjoy excellent motorway links from all over the UK, with easy connections to the French Autoroute network on the other side of the channel.

2018 highlights include the Ryder Cup, Formula 1, new exhibition from 19th Century artist Eugene Delacroix at the Louvre, Great War Centenary commemorations and the 10th Gay Games in Paris.

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