Summer may seem like a long way off, but if sailing to France is on the agenda in 2012, there are good savings to be made by booking early.
Brittany Ferries (021 4277 801; brittanyferries.ie) is offering a 20pc reduction on peak-season holidays booked by December 31. Early birds can avail of the pick of the best properties from gites in Brittany to villas in Provence.
A five-night break at Easter in the Domaine de Kervel park in Brittany starts at €637 for a family of five, including ferry crossings with car, and cabin. The park is near Douarnenez, and has indoor and outdoor heated pools as well as access to sandy beaches and historic towns.