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|
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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