Day Trips to France
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Our range of Day Trips offers you the opportunity to visit mainland France and sample the beautiful locations of some of the seaside towns, each with their own story and offering you something a little different.

With the ferry journey from the island being a short hop of only 1h 30 mins, a day trip gives you the perfect opportunity to visit some beautiful locations and also browse the on-board Duty-free shops.

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Whether you just want a relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a change of scenery or a shopping experience, our day trip selection will suit. Even if you have somewhere else you are looking to visit then just contact us and we will be more than happy to help organise things for you.

Please note: A valid Passport is required for all travel to France from the Channel Islands

(01534) 869900

Mon to Fri 09.00 – 16.00

destinations include…

St Malo

St Malo gives you the real taste of France. The walled city of St Malo is at walking distance from the ferry terminal. The quaint cobbled and bustling streets are lined and with cafes, restaurants, buskers and shops selling and displaying an absolute delight of local, traditional Malouin and Breton fare.

Dinard

Dinard is a 20-minute drive away from St Malo but only 10 minutes away by sea shuttle. Spend a few hours in the charming town of Dinard, famous for its spa treatments and for its International British Film festival. Offering a great choice of bars and restaurants and an open air market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. If you’ve travelled as a foot passenger then we can also arrange for a taxi to be organised to pick you up from the port on ferry arrival.

Dinan

Thirty minutes away from St Malo ferry port with your own car or by taxi, Dinan is without doubt one of the most attractive and best-preserved medieval towns in France, lined with a delightful array of art galleries, local artisanal craft shops and a wealth of cafes and creperies. The cobbled streets will lead you to the picturesque riverside of the old port and 15th century stone bridge across the river Rance. Enjoy a tasty lunch as you watch life go by on the river.

Mont St Michel

Perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany stands the ‘Wonder of the West’ – a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St Michael, and the village that grew up since the 11th century in the shadow of its great walls. We can arrange private minibus excursions on request from St Malo or from Granville.

Granville

Commanding stunning views of the bay of Mont Saint-Michel and known as the ‘Monaco of the North’ this harbour town is a popular seaside resort with a touch of ambience. Visit the walled old town and the elegant private residences, the Modern Art Museum or the Musee du Vieux Granville. From the centre you can take a stroll to the Roc and visit the Aquarium, the Christian Dior House, beach and promenade. Visit on a Saturday and you can browse the open-air markets and stock up on local products.

Day trips to St Malo in 2023 (coming soon)

Day Trips to St Malo will operate on most Saturdays and on Wednesdays from 20th July to 30th August. Travel details below for Condor ferries and subject to tidal variations. France is one hour ahead of Jersey time. Please check-in an hour prior to departure.

DEPARTURE FROM

The Elizabeth Ferry Terminal in St Helier

DEPARTURE time

09:00

ret. DEPARTURE

17:55

adult return

£

child return

£

infant return

£

Day trips to granville in 2023 (coming soon)

Day trips to Granville in 2022 will operate on Saturday 18th June, Saturday 2nd July and Saturday 27th August. Travel details below for Manche Iles Express and subject to tidal variations. France is one hour ahead of Jersey time. Please check-in an hour prior to departure.

Granville ferry port is walking distance to the centre of Granville which boasts a lovely open market on Saturdays. We can also arrange transportation to the WW2 landing beaches, Mont St Michel, arrange lunch, organise karting or golf day trips. 

DEPARTURE FROM

The Elizabeth Ferry Terminal in St Helier

DEPARTURE time

07:00

return DEPARTURE time

21:00

adult return

£

child return

£

infant return

£