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Ferry Ports

From Calais we are located 300 miles due south (4-5 hours) an easy drive using the toll roads (20 euros). We are located on the D64, 55 mins south of Le Mans, ideal for the motorway, follow the motorway (A16 & A28) Rouen, on to  Le Mans then Tours, missing out Paris.

From Le Havre we are located 250 miles due south (3 hrs), Caen we are located 220 miles due south (2.5 hrs)

 http://www.directferries.co.uk

The Eurotunnel offer cheap off peak bookings, or there are many ferry providers travelling to french ports.

http://www.eurotunnel.com

Airports

Tours – Ryanair fly from Stanstead to Tours, Tours airport is located 45 minutes south of L’Huilerie, we can arrange a Taxi pick up (75€ per person return) or you can take the local bus to Brives (10 mins walk) from us. (if there are more than 2 people arriving at the same time we will re-calculate the price per person)

Paris, Charles De Gaulle – British Airways and Air France fly from London Heathrow to Paris Charles De Gaulle, upto 10 times per day. Other airlines including Easyjet and Flybe also fly to CDG but with different frequencies, from Scottish and English airports. Charles De Gaulle airport is located 2.5 hrs north of L’Huilerie.

There are a number of other local airports (Nantes, Rennes & Angers) serviced by low cost airlines within reasonable driving distance to L’Huilerie.

Driving Directions

  • For SatNav systems your destination should be 72150, Brives, this will exit you from the motorway A28 at J24 (you are 30mins away)
  • From Brives follow sign for Courdemanche
  • As you leave Brives, on the road to Courdemanche L’Huilerie is second property on right (just beyond the junction sign)
  • Parking is available through the gate next to the Gite or in the field opposite

Trains

Eurostar to Paris, then you can cross Paris and pick a train from Montparnasse to Le Mans, where we can arrange a Taxi pick up (75€ per person return, if there are more than 2 people arriving at the same time we will re-calculate the price per person)  or you can take the local bus to Brives (10 mins walk) from us.

Google Maps

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en-GB&ie=UTF-8&q=Thesecretgarden-France&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=thesecretgarden-france&cid=12367660508068670028&ei=kRLMUrnRM-WW0QWE04GoDg&ved=0CK4BEPwSMAs

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