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 ten 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 web site below covers full details on travelling to the Vendée, this includes road, rail, air, and ferry details. It also includes current special offers.


'www' site, travelling to the Vendée:

www.the-vendee.co.uk [English Guide to the Vendée]