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These links are a selection of sites relating to the themes of this part of the site that I find interesting, useful or both.  Some are included simply for their entertainment value !

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General Interest

Travel to France :-

bulletBrittany Ferries This site has full details of Brittany Ferries services, holidays and fares, including an on-line booking facility.
bulletHoliday France direct exclusive travel offers
bulletCondor Ferries  Another ferry company site, this time for Fast Craft services from Poole and Weymouth to the Channel Islands, St. Malo and Cherbourg.
bulletLD LINES are the new operators from Portsmouth to Le Havre.
bulletVia Michelin  This site is very useful for finding campsites, hotels and for route planning  in France.
bulletGuide routier is a French route planning site.
bulletStreetmap is a UK address finding site which produces quite useful maps.
bulletCamping and Caravanning Club the club calls itself the friendly club and I would agree.  Services for members include the Club's own campsites, foreign travel and site booking service.


UK Travel and holidays

bullet  For travel in Britain and by Eurostar can save you money on train tickets compared to buying on the day; with some savings available up to 6pm the night before.  If you are flexible about when you travel our Best Fare Finder tool can help you find our cheapest tickets.
bulletForest Holidays camp sites in Forestry Commission areas such as the New Forest and Forest of Dean. is simply bursting with dog-friendly hotels, guest houses, cottages and camping/caravan sites all over the UK - every one of them searchable by location or by using our interactive map.

My other sites

bulletTrains, ferries, buses.... which as the name implies is about the means of transport which interest me most.
bulletOld Somerset Horse Driving Club is about a club of which I was chairman some years ago.


  Somerset, Devon and Dorset :-

bulletSomerset County Council
bulletBridgwater College
bulletSedgemoor District Council - Sedgemoor is the district that includes Bridgwater, Cheddar and Burnham on Sea.
bulletBattle of Sedgemoor was the last battle fought on English soil, back in 1685 when James II's troops put down the Monmouth rebellion.
bulletTwo sites about the West Somerset Railway, which is a great way to see the Quantocks and the coast from them to Minehead West Somerset Railway on the Web - unofficial site and  West Somerset Railway, heritage steam and diesel trains my own pages about the line I volunteer on.
bulletThis is Dorset a newspaper site that has a wealth of info and links for Dorset and also the New Forest. is the Poole Tourist Office site, it has a very good virtual tour on there, worth visiting just to see that - though Poole and it's environs are well worth a real or virtual visit!
bulletPaignton Zoo is a much modernised zoo which is part of breeding programmes etc. for endangered species and also provides all that a visitor could ask for from a zoo within its 75 acre site.
bulletAspects Of Exmoor has a selection of views, details of walks and more on Exmoor.
bulletQuantock Lodge A Gracious, historic, Victorian Mansion in secluded peaceful surroundings. For all of your accommodation needs, training courses, house parties and functions - large and small.
bulletValley Farm Broomfield A beautifully situated holiday rental property enjoying peace and exceptional seclusion within a pretty wooded valley in the Quantock Hills.



bulletThe Internet Guide to Scotland - Travel & Scottish Interest
bulletThe Edinburgh Military Tattoo is held each August along side the famous Edinburgh Festival, early booking is advisable as it is very popular !


France and French related sites :- some of these sites are in French only, but I suppose if you are interested in them you probably have some ability to read French !

bulletOuest-France is the site of France's largest circulation daily paper, it's a regional paper covering Brittany, much of Normandy and the Pays de Loire.  I find it useful for keeping in practice at reading French as well as keeping up to date with events in the region.
bulletRATP : transport paris, plan métro et RER, trafic Ile de France, carte orange gives full details of bus, métro, trams and suburban trains in Paris. - A nous de vous faire préférer le train the site of French Railways, you get get timetable and fare information here.
bulletParis Anglophone: Paris' services and contacts for travellers and residents living, working or studying in France
bulletGrand dictionaire terminologique is a site that besides giving translations of individual words can translate many technical and scientific phrases.
bulletFrench4u a translation service for French property owners.
bulletFrench resources on the World Wide Web is a university page with a lot of links to learning resources on the web.
bulletFrançais langue étrangère et langue seconde (ClicNet) is another university language resources links page, with everything from basic beginners level to advanced, including on line dictionaries., le réseau national de villes numériques.  From this site you can get localised news etc. for several towns and cities in North West and the South of France.  It is also the portal for several web cams, including Caen, Mont-Saint-Michel and Paris - so you can see la tour Eiffel live !
bulletAngloparis is an e-mail discussion group mainly for those English speakers who live in, want to live in or frequently visit Paris.  Their homepage has lots of useful links to sites relating to living in, moving to or visiting la belle France.
bulletGestes français - French Gestures has illustrated explanations of all those gestures the French make that we Anglophones find baffling.
bulletFluent French written by an American who has worked in Paris, a useful guide to French as it is used as opposed to what the school text books tell you.


General Interest :-

bulletBBC Online Homepage news, programme details etc. etc...
bulletGet-a-map from Ordnance Survey will provide you with detailed online maps of any location in the UK.
bulletLink exchanges  Linkorado is a link exchange directory where you can find websites related to your site and request link exchanges

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