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How to get there
Nearest travel links
|Ferry||Calais 690 km|
|Train station||Ruffec 9 km|
Activities near Villefagnan
|Sports||Horse riding, Fishing|
|Great for||Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Cycling holidays|
How to get there
Flying from the UK
There are three regional airports, Poitiers, Limoges and La Rochelle, close to Le Bois de l'Église served by low cost airlines.
Ryanair operate the following flights:-
To Poitiers from Edinburgh and London Stansted,
To Limoges from Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool and London Stansted.
To La Rochelle from Dublin, East Midlands and London Stansted.
Flybe operate the following flights:-
To Limoges from Aberdeen, Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Inverness, Isle of Man Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton and Stornaway.
To La Rochelle from Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter, Guernsey Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kirkwall, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton and Sumburgh.
Car Hire is available at all of the airports.
Le Bois de l'Église is 40 minutes drive from Poitiers Airport, 1hour 30 minutes from Limoges and 1hour 40 minutes from La Rochelle.
Flying To Paris, Train and Car Hire in France
Fly in to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and pick up the TGV at the airport railway station for a fast run to Poitiers. Car Hire is available at Poitiers railway station. Alternatively take the local train to Ruffec where car hire can also be arranged. Le Bois de l'Église is 60 minutes drive from Poitiers Railway Station.
Jet2.com fly from East Midlands, Leeds Bradford and Manchester Terminal 1 to Paris CDG. http://www.jet2.com
Easy jet fly from Belfast ,Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow ,Liverpool London(All Airports) to Paris CDG.
TGV trains can be booked on the internet through the French Railways (SNCF) web site.
Car Hire is available at Poitiers railway station. Alternatively take the local train from Poitiers to Ruffec where car hire can be arranged.
Train from the UK
Take the Eurostar from London, St Pancras, to Lille and change trains at Lille for the TGV to Poitiers. Car Hire is available at Poitiers Railway Station. Le Bois de l'Église is 60 minutes drive from Poitiers Railway Station.
Alternatively take the local train to Ruffec Railway Station where car hire can also be arranged. Le Bois de l'Église is 15 minutes drive from Ruffec Railway Station.
You can book your whole train journey on the SNCF web site.
Ferries, Eurotunnel & Driving
For anyone wanting to drive their own car to Le Bois de l'Église the journey times, using the autoroutes and national roads, from the major ports are as follows:-
Calais - 6 hours 15 minutes ;Caen - 4 hours 15 minutes ; St Malo - 4 hours 15 minutes ; Roscoff - 5 hours 30 minutes
Dieppe – 5 hours 10 minutes ; Dunkirk – 6hour 51minutes ; Cherbourg 5 hours 15 minutes ; Saint Nazaire – 3 hours
Le Havre - 4 hours 45mnutes ; Zeebrugge - 7 hours