Travel Information 

La Petite Guyonnière is easily reached from channel ferry ports, two airports and high speed rail links.  Whichever method you use your holiday can start the same day.

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FLASH - ROADWORKS

Upgrades to the D948, Challans to La Roche-sur-Yon, are now being carried out on the stretch the goes past La Petite Guyonnière.  The recommended route into La Petite Guyonnière is via the Maché turnoff.  Follow the road into Maché, turn right at the Boulangerie, follow the road as it bends to the right.  After about 1.5km take the fork to the right.  Continue for about 1km and our property is on the left, just over the crest of the hill.

  Travelling by Road 

The Vendée can be reached via two motorways, the A87 and A83, both have sections that incur tolls.  In addition, there are numerous “route departmental” (RD) roads, many of which are dual-carriageway.  Above all, the network is extensive and well-maintained.

From Folkestone via Eurotunnel. Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 658km.  Time 6h 30m (approximately).  Shortest  & Quickest Route - Via A28 - Tolls.

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There are many ferry routes available. Prices vary, as do driving times from the port of arrival to La Petite Guyonnière.

  Ports - Carriers - Distances - Driving Times - Toll Roads 

From Portsmouth via Brittany Ferries

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 375km (Via A87)

Driving Time = 3h 50m (approximately)

Shortest Route - Via A87 - No Tolls

Quickest Route - Via A88/A87 - Tolls

From Dover via P&O Ferries

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 671km (Via A28)

Driving Time = 6h 32m (approximately)

Shortest  & Quickest Route - Via A28 - Tolls

From Portsmouth and Poole via Brittany Ferries

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 409km (Via A84)

Time = 4h 12m (approximately)

Shortest & Quickest Route - Via A84 - No Tolls

From Newhaven and Dover via LD Lines

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 513km

Driving Time = 4h 53m (approximately)

All routes - Tolls

From Dover via DFDS Ferries

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 695km

Driving Time = 6h 53m (approximately)

All Routes - Tolls

From Portsmouth via LD Lines

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 480km

Driving Time = 4h 33m (approximately)

All Routes - Tolls

From Plymouth and Cork via Brittany Ferries

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 384km

Driving Time = 4h (approximately)

Shortest & Quickest Route - Via N12 - No Tolls

From Portsmouth via Brittany Ferries

From Poole via Condor Ferries

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 252km

Driving Time = 2h 46m(approximately)

Shortest & Quickest route- Via N137 & D137 - No Tolls

  Driving Tips 

Speed Limits in France

Motorways - 130 km/hr (110 km/hr in rain)

Dual carriageways – 110 km/hr

Main roads – 80 km/hr

Built-up areas – 50 km/hr but can be as low as 30 km/hr

Fuel

Our nearest petrol station is in Maché, however, it is an independant station and thus more expensive.  The closest alternative is the petrol station at Hyper-U, in Aizenay (11km).  This station has a full range of fuels and, in addition, has free recharging points within the parking area of the main store.

  Travelling by Air or Rail 

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Nantes Atlantique

Nantes Atlantique Airport is 67km from La Petite Guyonnière, approximately 55 mins.  Car hire is easy with many companies just 2 mins walk from the main terminal.

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La Rochelle-Ile de Ré

La Rochelle-Ile de Ré is further away at 109km, approximately 1h 37m.  Again, car hire is easy, with companies less than a 2 min walk from the main terminal.

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TGV

The Vendée has a good railway network.  The nearest TGV station is at la Roche-sur-Yon (26km) with connecting local trains to Challans (10km).