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Thué is ideally located in the Southern Vendée, West France, 3 hours easy drive from the nearest Cross Channel Ferry Port, St Malo and a 50 minute drive to beaches and the bustling fishing town of La Rochelle.
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1) Cross Channel Ports to use are St Malo, Caen, Le Havre or Cherbourg. St Malo is the easiest and involves only a short drive of some three hours on good roads. The drive from Calais can take up to eight hours and is not recommended. The best route generally is to get onto the N137 as soon as possible, heading south signposted Nantes then La Rochelle until you reach the village of St Hermine where you take the N148 signposted Fontenay Le Comte. After about 10km there will be a sign for the village, from here it is only about 3km off the main road. (Can now use new Motorway from Nantes to Fontenay). The roads from Calais and the other ports are improving each year making the longer drives more viable. I believe Calais can now be done in under 6 hours.
2) Flying with Ryanair, Flybe, Jet2, Easyjet is very quick, easy and usually cheap, though prices vary a lot.
Ryanair - La Rochelle to Dublin & Stansted. Nantes to Stansted, East Midlands, Liverpool, Dublin, Bournmouth & Shannon. Poitiers to Stansted & Birmingham.
Flybe - La Rochelle to Southampton, Birmingham, Manchester & Glasgow. Rennes to Exeter, Belfast, Southampton, Manchester, Newcastle & Edinburgh.
Easyjet - La Rochelle to Bristol & Gatwick. Nantes to Gatwick
Jet2 - La Rochelle to Edinburgh and Leeds/Bradford
La Rochelle is 50 minute drive to Thue, Nantes 1 hours, Poitiers about 1.5 hours, Rennes & Tours about 2 1/2 hours.
Parking and care hire are cheaper if booked in advance. The French airports are very small and quick to get through. All main hire companies at all these airports.
The site below has a facility where you can search for cheap flights, i.e. When are flights to La Rochelle less then £10 for example and it will give you all the dates. Can be useful, though going direct to links above is more straightforward.
Other cheap flight site.
This page was last updated 10-Sep-2008