'Le Havre' Chambres d'Hôtes, Toury, Cortambert

Bed and Breakfast, Pension

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 have, by British standards, only light traffic and are a pleasure to drive on but will cost just over €60 or just under £55 in two tolls, at 2020 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 countryside.   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 London on Saturdays from mid June to late August, returning on Sunday.   Unfortunately the 2020 service has been cancelled.   You will expected to make your own travel arrangements whilst with us, cars and taxis can be hired locally.

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