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The Most Beautiful Villages in France

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Ferry crossings

Sail Newhaven - Dieppe in 2021

Set sail in 2021 and explore France’s most beautiful villages.

DFDS ferries from Newhaven to Dieppe take you to the heart of Normandy, where you can leave the bustling beaches behind and discover some of the most picturesque places in Northern France.

Take a look at our itineraries below to find out more about these hidden gems full of beauty, culture and heritage. Carefully curated with the road-trip traveller in mind, our itineraries are ideal for 2021 travel.

Plus, thanks to our Travel Guarantee, you can discover these villages at any time in 2021.

Travel with your vehicle

No baggage restrictions

4 hour crossing

    2021 bookings now available

    Travel Guarantee - free cancellations on crossings taken before 31 Dec 2021 

    3 daily sailings in both directions May-September (2 daily sailings at other times) 

    Just 4 hours to the most beautiful villages in France

    Plenty of space and fresh air onboard 



Week 22

All times shown are in local time.

Please note that timetables may change subject to weather conditions.

Villages in France

Explore France’s Most Beautiful Villages in 2021

“Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” is a prestigious association which awards villages of notable beauty, culture and heritage the accolade of one of France’s most beautiful villages. Six of these are in Normandy, just a short ferry ride across the channel.

Relax in the garden of the Augustinians in Barfleur, follow the cider trail in Beuvron-en-Auge or visit the Abbey of Notre Dame in Le Bec-Hellouin. Stop by the birthplace of composer Ravel at Lyons-la-Forêt, stroll the banks of the river Sarthe in Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei, or smell the sweet scent of the gardens of Veules-les-Roses.

Whatever you decide to do, there is so much to explore in the most beautiful villages of France.

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An important update from DFDS and Nectar on our partnership.

From 17th May you will no longer be able to collect Nectar points with DFDS. This is the last date you can collect points when booking your ferry crossings through DFDS.

Read all the FAQs below.

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Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We are proud to have been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2022 at this year’s World Travel Awards for the 12th year in a row! We have also won Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2022 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021-2022.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and voted for us for over 12 years. Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!

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