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Getting to Treize

By Air: the airports at La Rochelle, Rennes, Bordeaux, Limoges and Poitiers are all within an easy drive of treize with flights from Stanstead, ( Ryan Air ) London, ( BA ) Birmingham, Southampton, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, and Bristol ( Flybe ) many offering low fares and generally speaking, the earlier you book the better price wise; you can then pick up a car from any number of rental companies located at the airport.

Driving times from any of these airports will vary from about 50 minutes (La Rochelle) to 3 hours (Rennes);

By Sea: by Ferry from any of the UK ports to Cherbourg, St. Malo or Caen with an approximate driving time to treize of 4 - 5 hours; or of course if you prefer less time on the sea and longer in the car Calais is always an alternative;

Other: if you can't bear the ferry then the Eurotunnel is an option; with an estimated driving time of 7 - 9 hours (although this will depend on whether you drive round Paris or not!)

If you don't like the admin side of things or just don't fancy making your own travel arrangements then we are pleased to be able to offer the services of Tracey Darch of Global Travel Isle of Wight who would be happy to assist you with your ferry crossings, flights (a small fee may be applied for certain flights), car-hire and any other travel services.

Tracey can be contacted by calling 01983 867 239 or email

Driving Directions

We would suggest visiting one of the internet mapping services to get driving directions to St. Jean D'Angely; we have found that expedia , AA , RAC and Multimap are all good sites.

Directions from the A10 Junction 34

Leave the A10 Autoroute at exit number 34 signed for St. Jean D'Angely

At the roundabout immediately after the peage (toll - you will need about 13euros) follow signs for Angouleme (do not follow the sign for the centre of St. Jean unless you are going into the town for lunch)

At the next roundabout you have two options:

(i) if you want to stop for food and supplies go right at this roundabout and visit the Intermarche (supermarket) which is located just on the right or (ii) if you do not want to stop, continue straight on over this roundabout still following signs for Angouleme;

At the third and fourth roundabouts continue to head straight on.

After the fourth roundabout continue for about 1 mile, you will see a signpost for Varaize; take this turning (to your left) and you will be on the D130, continue on this road until you get to a give-way junction (you will pass a sign for Varaize on your right - it is best to ignore this and carry on to the junction); at this junction turn right; you will go through the village; past the Tabac (closed) and over a little bridge; after the bridge take the first turning on your left which is signposted Gibourne (if you pass the Boulangerie on the right then you have gone too far!);

This is Rue de Beauvais; treize is 200m or so on the left hand side; when you see a sign on your right for "honey; miel, honig" start to slow down, you will soon see a turning on your left (with some bins on the road) which looks like an alleyway (impasse) turn into this impasse and follow it to the bottom and round to the right; you will see a pair of blue gates in front of you - you have arrived!

Our recommendations;

(i) take the overnight ferry to Caen, arriving early the following morning; you can then set off for the 4-5 hour drive having freshened up and started your holiday with a coffee and croissant on board; you will then get to St Jean early afternoon with enough time for a late lungh and a visit to the supermarket before you head to treize at 16:00

(ii) to fly to La Rochelle; pick up a car at the airport and have an easy 45 minute drive to St Jean; again depending on where you fly from you should get there in time to go to the supermarket to stock up and head to treize for 16:00.

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