The Majority of our guests travel by car using one of the ferry crossings or Eurotunnel to France. Then take the Autoroutes which can be used all the way to Nantes. the roads from Nantes are also good.
We use the short Channel crossings and then travel via Abbeville, Rouen, Caen, Rennes to Nantes and on to Saint-Jean-de-Monts.
However with the rise in regional airports an increasing number of clients travel to France by air and hire a car in France. (Note are warning below regarding hiring a car in France).
We have listed below some information on Ferries and Airports together with contact details which we hope will be of assistance when planning your journey.
Ferries & Eurotunnel.
The following cross channel routes are the most economical if booked early, LD lines, P&O, DFDS ( Norfolk Line), My Ferry, Transmarche and Eurotunnel.
P&O www.poferries.com Dover / Calais (75 mins) :
DFDS (Norfolkline). www.norfolkline.com / www.DFDS.com/ Dover / Dunkerque or Dover /Calais :
MyFerryLink www.myferrylink Dover / Calais :
Transmanche Ferries www.transmancheferries.com Newhaven / Dieppe :
LD Lines (Book with Direct Ferries) www.ldline.co.uk Portsmouth / La Havre : Dover Calais ; Dover Boulogne.
Brittany Ferries www.brittanyferries.co.uk Portsmouth /Caen,Cherbourg & St Malo : Poole / Cherbourg,
Condor Ferries www.condorferries.co.uk Poole or Weymouth / St Malo : Portsmouth / Cherbourg :
Irish Ferries (ROI) 0818 300400 (NI) 00353 818 300400 www.irishferries.com Rosslare / Rosscoff:
Eurotunnel www.eurotunnel.com Folkston / Calais. (35 Mins) :
Try FerryCheap or similar websites for prices etc. and new routes that may have been added this season.
Airports are listed closest first furthest last. The airlines serving those airports and their contact details are given below, you will however have to enquire from which airports in the U.K. and Ireland their flights originate. Also new routes are being offered all the time so please check.
Flybe now travel to Nantes from Manchester. check for other starting airports Car hire can usually be arranged from the destination airport. Booking has to be with a crtedit card not a debit card. CHECK WITH ALL AIRLINES FOR DEPARTURE DAYS & TIMES/
Car hire can be made at airport. AVIS www.avis.fr
Super U aslo rent cars from €6-50 depending on type of car.
Nantes : Easyjet from Gatwick : Aer Lingus B'ham All London airports La Rochelle (Ryanair Cork/Dublin/Stanstad : flybe Many starting points check website : Easyjet Bristol/Gatwick ), Rennes (Flybe Many starting points : Aer Lingus Cork & Dublin) Lonient (Aer Arran). Please check above information as some routes change each year.
Contact details Aer Lingus (ROI) 0818365000 www.aerlingus.com :
Aer Arran 0800 5872324 :
easyjet 0843 104 5000 www.easyjet.co.uk :
flybe 08717 000535 www.flybe.com :
Ryanair (ROI) 0871 246 0000 www.rianair.com Some phone numbers may have changed.
Motorway acess virtually all the way from ferry ports to site means easy driving to and from site.