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From the rest of Europe / International:

The travel options internationally are numerous


Car - Car travel in France is easy, with a good network of motorways and dual-carriageways as well as very pleasant trunk and main roads. There are large chains of travel hotels and lots of local B&B and smaller hotels on route if you wish to break your journey en-route, but with the excellent motorway network, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy & Spain are within a days drive. There are  regular comfortable clean rest-stops - many of which have children's play areas - swings, slides, zip-wires (as well as food & fuel).

Flying -  Within Europe Brest, Rennes & Nantes are all well connected, they also are well connected across Europe, with Nantes and Rennes being long distance hubs. Car hire is available at the airport - in peak times it is sensible to book ahead - and it is possible to request car seats.
Flying - Long Haul / International - The commonest way is to fly into Paris, from which you can easily connect to the TGV high speed rail network that serves Brittany well - with Paris - Charles de Gaulle / Roissy Airport its possible to catch the TGV direct from the airport hub. If flying into Paris - Orly airport you need to take a cab to Massey TGV station or high speed underground (Called RER) to Gare Montparnasse or bus transfer to Gare Montparnasse - which might be more difficult with young children.


Train - Paris is just over 2 hrs from Rennes by TGV and car hire is possible in Rennes - We are about 90 minutes from Rennes by car. Both Rennes and St Brieuc (half an hour from us) are connected into the SNCF network

How to Get to us from..


From the UK:


The commonly used options for travel from the UK; 


  1. Ferry - either into Brittany / Western Normandy or via the Dover - Calais route - the former is a longer crossing but can either be done overnight (cabins are available) or during the day - there are children's play areas, and during school holidays there is often children's entertainment. It has the advantage that the journey in France is much shorter. If you come via the Dover Calais route then there are excellent motorways with comfortable clean rest-stops - many of which have children's play areas - swings, slides, zip-wires, or you can take the slower tree lined 'A' roads - quintessentially French - giving the option to divert along the way to chateaux, D-Day beaches, the trenches of the First World War etc. Note if you do go down this route allow plenty of time - if needed there are excellent, reasonably priced, hotels to break your journey and extend your holiday. Please contact us if you plan to travel by Brittany Ferries - we have a discount code you can use.
  2. Fly - There are numerous low cost airlines - flying into Dinard, Rennes, Brest and Nantes - car hire is available at all of these airports, but may need to be booked in advance, especially at peak times. Flight times are short and those with pushchairs may get priority boarding - with older children you are not guaranteed a seat next to each other on most budget flights so it may well be worth pre-booking seats or getting priority boarding if you need to sit together.
  3. Tunnel - Car - the same applies here as the Dover-Calais ferry. Eurotunnel has a more expensive flexiplus ticket which has several advantages when travelling with children - firstly (as the name suggests) it offers flexibility - running late or arrive early and they will get you on the next available train. You have priority boarding and you have lounge facilities with free refreshments and free-wifi - given the cost of feeding a family of five (for example) at the normal restaurant at the port you may find its cheaper to go flexi!
  4. Tunnel - Train - The Eurostar takes you into Paris, Gare du Nord from which you can get across to Montparnasse station - it takes around 40 mins by underground and a similar time by taxi - the latter is recommended with children and luggage - its then just over 2 hrs to Rennes station where car hire is available. The TGV network is currently being upgraded with new lines and these will cut the journey time even further over 2017.


From Ireland:


There are two options from Ireland:


  1. Ferry - there are a number of ferry operators from Dublin and Southern Ireland that go direct to Brittany, the shortest route to the cottages is from Roscoff. The ferries are well equipped and cater well for children with entertainment, childrens play areas, child friendly restaurants. Most of the operators have family cabins.
  2. Fly - Rennes and Nantes airports are well served from Ireland, and journey times are relatively short. Both Rennes and Nantes have car hire available and whilst the route from Nantes is slightly further there are numerous rest points along the way. Rennes airport to the cottages is very easy - mainly dual carriageway and there are several rest stops along the route if needed (its only 90 minutes).


Transport to the Gîtes


Planes


Trains

  • TGV - High Speed 'Train de Grande Vitesse' from Paris via Le Mans to Rennes or St Brieuc. The New TGV Atlantique. Connections to the rest of France at either Le Mans or Rennes
  • New high speed line opening in stages from 2014-15 meaning journey times from Rennes to Paris will be around 2 hours


Automobiles 

  • Excellent road links - The cottages are easy to get to by road from any part of Europe. France has an excellent fast motorway network, and Brittany is well connected with toll-free dual carriageways. The cottages are under 5 km from the main trunk road / dual carriageway running down the centre of Brittany and around 25km from the main trunk road / dual carriageway serving the norther coast of Brittany.
  • Feel free to ask the owners about the best route as they travel back to the UK 10+ times a year


Ferries

  • You have a Huge choice of Ferries:
  • From Great Britain - Portsmouth / Poole / Plymouth / Weymouth / Newhaven / Dover
  • ​From Ireland - Cork / Rosslare / Dublin
  • From Geurnsey
  • From Jersey



Eurotunnel


  • Eurotunnel is an interesting way to get to the gites - allowing you to get to the gites via northern France - its ideal if you have pets and don't want to take them on a ferry crossing ( The owners brought both their dogs with them from the UK via the tunnel and are happy to advise pet owners on this route ).


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Les Gites du Sanglier

Poulancre d'en Bas, 22320, Saint Mayeux, France

0033 (0) 296 Twenty-Four Fifty Thirty-Nine

There are lots of Easy ways to book with us:


1) We are listed online at OwnersDirect, HolidayFranceDirect and Holidaylettings, Tripo Advisor and Air BnB


Our adverts on OwnersDirect: 


​Néflier HERE.   Noisette HERE 


2) We also accept bookings direct using the form below for both Néflier and Noisette

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