Travel deals: From France by ferry, to sun in Madeira and a short break in Devon

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Now... Slope off for a quick ski break

It's not too late to bag a ski deal this season. On 8 March, for example, there's a week in the French resort of Courchevel for £599pp, with a fully catered stay at Chalet Ecureuil de Neige and Monarch flights from Gatwick to Grenoble.

Soon... Grab some sun in Madeira

On 24 March, Classic Collection has a four-star break in Madeira for £789pp. The deal includes a stay at Pestana Promenade, on the south coast in Funchal, with a half-board room for seven nights, private transfers and flights from Gatwick.

Later ...Hit the road in California

DialAFlight has a two-week self-drive tour of the Golden State for £1,549pp. The package includes Virgin Atlantic flights from Heathrow to LA for between 1 April and 22 June, with 14 nights' B&B and car hire. Highlights include San Francisco and Yosemite.

Deals of the week

Less than £200... Hop over to France by ferry

MyFerryLink, which operates between Dover and Calais, is hosting a flash sale until Friday, with crossings for a car and up to four passengers from £30 each way. The discounts are valid for travel until 18 December, but must be for longer-stay fares of five or more days.

Less than £500... Plan a short break in Devon

For £240pp, there's a three-night break at Bovey Castle, a grand hotel set within Dartmoor National Park in Devon. The building has sumptuous interiors, a spa and an 18-hole golf course outside. The package is valid for stays until 30 April, excluding Easter.

Less than £1,000... Head to southern Italy

Citalia has a week-long break in Puglia – the remote and romantic heel in Italy's boot for £669pp. Departing 8 April, the holiday includes airport-lounge access at Gatwick, easyJet flights and half board at Hotel Del Levante, on the Adriatic coast.