Where we are – and how to get here

We are based near the market town of Bourgueil, right in the heart of the central Loire Valley.  We are easy to get to, whether you arrive by road, rail, sea or air and will supply detailed directions when you book, but to get you started.

> By Ferry

With good road links from the main French ferry ports, you can reach us comfortably within a few hours of arriving on French soil. 

Ferry Port Distance Approx Drive Time
Caen 280km/175 miles 3 hours
St Malo 330km/210 miles 3 1/2 hours
Le Havre 360km/225 miles 3 1/2 hours
Cherbourg 400km/250 miles 4 hours
Boulogne 510km/320 miles 5 hours
Calais 540km/340 miles 5 hours

There are several ferry companies to choose from, including:

> By Air

This area is well-served by a number of low-cost airlines from the UK, making flying to us a real alternative.  In addition, Paris CDG airport is only a little over an hour away from Tours by TGV train, making this an option for visitors worldwide. Below is a selection of low-cost flight providers and destinations - not all flights operate year round, so check with the airline website for up-to-date details and prices.

Airline From (UK/Eire airport) To (French airport) Drive time from French airport
Ryanair London Stansted and Dublin Tours 45 minutes
Easyjet Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool Paris CDG 3 1/2 hours
flybe Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Exeter, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton Rennes 2 1/2 hours
flybe Southampton Nantes 2 hours

The UK low-cost airline websites are as follows:

All local airports have car hire depots and also shuttle buses or taxis running to the local train stations, with regular trains to Port Boulet, just 5 minutes from us.  We offer a free pick up service from Port Boulet station.

> By Rail

From the UK, you can travel by Eurostar/TGV from London into Tours St Pierre des Corps station. Equally, there is a TGV service from central Paris or direct from Charles de Gaulle airport (both routes take between 60 and 90 minutes) - again arriving at Tours.  From here, you can either hire a car or take a connecting train into Port Boulet, which is just 5 minutes from us by road. We offer a free pick up service from Port Boulet station.

> By Coach

European Bike Express offer luxury coach travel from many points in the UK into France.  With a stop in Tours (from where you can take a train to our local station) their routes are an ideal option for those not wishing to drive or fly from the UK. The European Bike Express coach travels to France initially on alternate Wednesdays until late June and alternate Saturdays thereafter.

For more details, take a look at their website:


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Debbie and Mark Willes

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00 33 612 17 50 65