Set off for Dover at 9am, had a great trip with the kids watching a DVD in the back and staying quiet all the way to Dover where we called at Halfords for some bits and Tescos for some Euros :) - Ferry crossing was very fast and then set off towards Paris at around 7pm local time. We drove all evening and passed Paris around 10pm then carried on going south all night until around 4am the next morning before we stopped for a nap. Was supprised there was no traffic at all around London or Paris on the way as was expecting to be delayed by hours :D. After the nap we set off again from the services around 6am, the last part of the journey was really difficult due to tiredness but me and Paul managed to stay awake (just) until we arrived at the cottage around 9am.
All in all it was a smooth trip but VERY tiring!!!