Detailed directions from all ports and airports can be supplied on request. Please note all prices are correct at time of publishing, but can be subject to change. The map below pinpoints our location exactly. If you’re handy with your satnav you should be able to add our location (either by a point on the map or the LAT/LON co-ordinates if you’re feeling techy) and you’ll arrive without fuss.It’s better to add this into your sat nav rather than just using our address – you’ll arrive fuss-free (we hope!) and straight to the door.
Co-ordinates (feeling brave?) are: 48°12’31.0″N 0°14’08.7″W but it works just as well by browsing on your device and adding the point on the map as a favourite / bookmark or whatever they’re called.
Eurotunnel doesn’t need much of an introduction, and a lot of our visitors choosing to drive through France (and why not, it’s a lovely drive!) go via Eurotunnel. It’s only a 35 minute crossing, and you’re straight out onto the major road network once you come out of the Calais terminal. From there it’s about a 4½ hour drive to Les Vallées but we find a lot of people stop off at the beautiful city of Rouen – roughly half way. We’re told by some of our visitors that there’s a very welcoming café and nearby parking in Bourgtheroulde infreville which is just South of Rouen. Please note that for the toll roads (Péage) you’ll probably need about 30 – 35 euros from Calais but if you fancy the scenic route and you’re handy with a map or a sat nav then you’ll pass through some lovely villages & countryside and it will only take about an hour longer.
Operating between Folkestone and Calais, the tunnel has regular crossings (around 3 per hour during peak times) and there’s no fuel or luggage restrictions as you might find on some of the ferries.
More info: www.eurotunnel.co.uk Tel: Customer information line: 08000 969 992
RailEurope can arrange complete travel requirements from both London Waterloo and Ashford International to Le Mans via either Paris or Lille. Transfer from Le Mans to Les Vallées is only 40 minutes. Prices do vary, a 90-day advance booking costing from £79.00 or if your travel period includes a Saturday night £99.00.
More info: www.raileurope.co.uk Tel: 0870 5848848 – they are usually very helpful! You may find a telephone call easier than their website.
Flybe Airline now operate to Rennes from Edinburgh, Manchester, Exeter & Belfast and Southampton. Please see website for times and prices. Transfer time from Rennes to Les Vallées is approx. one and a half hours.
More info: www.flybe.com
P&O Ferries operate from Portsmouth to Caen, either by FastCat (approx. 2½ hours crossing time) or ferry (6 hours crossing time). Fares vary considerably, phone for a quote or visit their website. Transfer time from Caen to Les Vallées is approx. 2½ hours. Transportation can be arranged for foot passengers.
More info: www.poferries.com Tel: 08705 202020
LD lines operating from both Newhaven and Portsmouth to La Harve. Very reasonable rates plus only approximately 2½ hrs to Les Vallées. LD also took over Speedferries’ business between Dover and Boulogne and special offers can be had for around £30 for a car and up to 4 passengers.More info: www.ldlines.com
Transmanche operate from Newhaven to Dieppe. Very good rates again a little further away approximately 4 hrs from Les Vallées.More info: www.transmanche.ferries.org