France

Golf Holidays in France, you will be swinging the club, faced with stunning views over the turquoise blue waters of an ocean  is the stuff of dreams for every golfer. With a rich and diversified natural environment, France offers very many courses along the country’s coastline, from the North Sea to the Mediterranean, from the English Channel to the Atlantic Ocean… Stylish golfing has been deeply entrenched in many of France’s seaside resorts since golf really took off at the beginning of the 20th century. One of the two 18-hole courses at Le Touquet (la Forêt) was opened in 1904, while the Golf du Phare in Biarritz was designed back in 1888! Elegance and performance are also to be found in Deauville and La Baule where the spirit of golf is very much alive: an 18-hole course and a compact course in Deauville; two 18-hole courses in La Baule. Another reference is Pleneuf Val Andre in Brittany, where the club organises a very highly-rated “Open de Bretagne”. The golf clubs along the Mediterranean coastline are also a highly attractive proposition. The Golf Country Club de Saint-Tropez / Gassin and the Golf Blue Green de Sainte-Maxime naturally offer golfers an admirable “sea view”, makes this an ideal place for a golf break. Eurotunnel: Our golf holidays by car to France are based on the Channel Crossing with Eurotunnel. We recommend it as the fastest option with the most frequent departures. Eurotunnel has its own, dedicated motorway exit at Junction 11A of the M20 in the UK and in France at Junction 42 of the A16 motorway. From July 2012 drivers crossing the Channel will have to carry a portable breath-testing kit when taking their car to France. New laws have made the equipment compulsory for all cars on French roads and anyone caught without the equipment faces an €11 fine. The kits, costing up to £2/3 are available at Channel ports and from Halfords and must comply with safety standards set by the French authorities. Motorists are also legally obliged to carry a warning triangle and fluorescent vest as well as displaying a GB plate and adjusting their headlights to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers.
For practical Information on France have a look at the rendez-vous France website: http://uk.rendezvousenfrance.com/