Self drive with your car.
From the UK:
At 35mins.Eurotunnel provides the quickest cross-Channel crossing ; P&O, Sea France and Norfolk Line run ferry services between Dover and Calais and Dunkirk; Brittany Ferries and LD Lines provide good links to France to a number of different ports.
for more information on departure / arrival ports and journey times.
Once on French soil you can have a relatively carefree drive to your destination using either the autoroutes (tolls apply*), 'A' roads or the leisurely minor roads - as long as you prepare yourself this can be a very pleasurable experience.
Practical information on driving in France - click here