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Additional Notes for UK Travellers



Calais to the house is around seven hours of mainly motorway driving not including stops and meal breaks.   Crossing to Calais by either ferry or Eurotunnel is advised since they are the shortest crossing and have the best access to the French Motorway system.   All but the last fifteen miles or half an hour of the French section of the journey can be completed on the excellent péage or toll motorway network.

We advise the A26 toll motorway via Reims and beyond, then the A5 and A31 via Dijon, This joins the autoroute du Soleil or A6 from paris towards Lyon.   This totally avoids Paris.   Several SatNav systems seem to prefer a route via the Paris ring road that is actually slower and much much busier!

The péage motorways has, by British standards, only light traffic and is a pleasure to drive on but will cost just over €50 or just under £45 in two tolls, at 2013 prices and exchange rates.   Collect a ticket outside Calais and pay first just North of Reims then collect another ticket South of Reims and pay again at Tournus.   The journey avoiding motorways takes considerably longer but gives a chance to explore the countrydise.   Please let us know if you are going to arrive after 8PM. If you wish to break your journey, here are some suggestions.

For the intrepid, Nuneaton Coaches offer a weekly coach trip from central Birmingham and London on Saturdays from 15th June 2013 to 24th August, returning on Sunday.   It leaves Birmingham at 13:45 and costs about £145.   It leaves London at 16:45 and costs about £130.   Check in time is about 20 minutes before departure.   It travels overnight, with stops, and arrives in Taizé at 08:30 on Sunday morning, in time for Mass at 10:00.   It departs from Taizé at 18.30 on the Sunday, arriving in London on the Monday at 07:30 and in Birmingham at 10:15.   You will expected to make your own travel arrangements whilst with us, four bikes are available.   Also cars and taxis can be hired locally.


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