If you are looking for your next break away to relax from the stresses of work how about spending your Easter break in France? Spring is a beautiful time to visit France and as it is currently National Ferry Fortnight you can use this to your advantage and pick up a great late deal on a ferry to France.
There are many potential destinations in France you could choose to visit. Paris for instance is a three hour trip (or two hour train) from Calais and is an ideal city destination for the weekend! The bustling streets and shops of Paris can also be found to be a little quieter than usually expected due to many Parisian families taking trips to the countryside over the Easter weekend.
As an important religious event in France you will find many attractions offering Easter events and shops decorated with spring flowers, chocolate eggs, chicks and rabbits, all of which are popular symbols which represent Easter. You will also have the opportunity to sample some of the authentic French Easter traditions such as chocolate shaped fish, a church service and Easter egg hunts, perfect if you are travelling with children!
Although Easter eggs were a tradition spanning from the early 1700s the chocolate eggs were introduced in the 19th century in France and of course, being France you will find many authentic Parisian chocolatiers all of them offering a range of the finest traditional chocolate Easter eggs and fish.. You cannot go away without sampling at least one of these fine French treats. The range of chocolate eggs available would please any chocolate fan with rich chocolate eggs filled with caramel, fudge and toffees which are colourfully hand decorated alongside the hand crafted chocolate rabbits.
In regards to the bank holidays, Good Friday (6th April) in France is not a public holiday so you will find all of the shops, attractions and museums open for visitors. Easter Monday on the other hand is a bank holiday across Europe and you will find many facilities closed for the day and those that are open are exceptionally busy such as The Louvre so if you would prefer to avoid the crowds this would be the ideal day to take the ferry back to England.