Getting to le Moulin
Remote, Undiscovered, Idyllic ..... and yet Easily Accessible
The ways to reach le Moulin du Chemin are many and varied.
- Europe and United Kingdom
- Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States
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Europe and UK
By Train to Niort
Niort Train Station is served by TGV (fast train) services from Paris Gare Montparnasse (2hrs) and from Paris CDG Airport (3hrs 30mins) .
A free transfer service is provided between the Niort Train Station and le Moulin du Chemin (45min car journey).
The satellite-navigation address is simply le Moulin du Chemin, 79240 Scillé, France
Le Moulin du Chemin is 100km (60miles) inland from la Rochelle on the Atlantic Coast of France, between the cities of Poitiers and Niort.
Le Moulin du Chemin is 5hrs drive from Paris on Autoroute A10, exit either 30 or 31.
Written directions to le Moulin du Chemin will be provided on request.
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By Eurostar and TGV
Take the Eurostar from London St Pancras International to Paris Gare du Nord (3hr 30mins).
Cross Paris by Metro (30mins), Bus (30mins) or Taxi, to Paris Gare Montparnasse. TGV (fast train) from Montparnasse to Niort (2hrs).
A transfer service between Niort train station and le Moulin du Chemin is provided in both directions. The journey is 45 minutes and the service is without charge at weekends.
Eurostar and TGV travel may still be less expensive for earlier reservations.
CO² emissions in connection with train travel in France are less than any other means of transportation (except by walking or cycling).
By Car and Eurotunnel
The Folkestone EuroTunnel terminal is accessible from M25 and M20 exit 11A.
Le Shuttle journey time Folkestone to Calais is 35 minutes.
Calais to le Moulin du Chemin is a 6½ hour drive on (generally) free-flowing motorways.
To shorten the journey, it can be an attractive extension to your holiday to stop-over in France. There is a wealth of appealing localities between Calais and le Moulin du Chemin. Please let us kow if you need ideas on where to stay.
Please let us know if you require written driving directions to le Moulin du Chemin.
United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
Car ferries normally operate to the Channel Ports on the northern coast of France. The journey time between the various Channel Ports and le Moulin du Chemin are as follows.
- St-Malo : 4hrs
- Caen : 4¾hrs
- Cherbourg : 5hrs
- Roscoff : 5hrs
- Dieppe : 5hrs
- Le Harve : 5hrs
- Calais : 6½hrs
- Zeebrugge : 7¼hrs
The most convenient local regional airport is at la Rochelle-Ile de Ré. Other regional airports are at Poitiers-Biard and Nantes-Atlantique.
In summer, flights from the regional airports listed below may serve la Rochelle-Ile de Ré Airport.
- East Midlands
In summer, flights from the regional airports listed below may serve Poitiers-Biard Airport.
In summer, flights from the regional airports listed below may serve Nantes-Atlantique Airport.
Airport Public Transport
Convenient public transport is available for the airports at la Rochelle and Poitiers-Biard.
Take a bus or a ten-minute taxi-ride from la Rochelle Airport to the train station at la Rochelle-Ville or Poitiers-Central. Regular train services between those stations and Niort train stations take about 45minutes in both cases..
A transfer service between the Niort train station and le Moulin du Chemin is provided (a 45minute car journey). The service is generally without charge.
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We will be pleased to arrange for a taxi to meet you from and take you back to the airports at la Rochelle (1hr 30mins), Nantes (1hr 45mins) and Poitiers-Biard (1hr 20mins), at your expense.
Pleased advise us if you require the taxi tariff.
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Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States
Guests from these destination frequently at Paris CDG Airport.
For guests over-nighting in Paris, a TGV (fast train) service operates between Paris Gare Montparnasse and Niort Train Station (journey time 2hrs). The service operates every two hours. A stop-over in Paris is recommended as a less frenetic and more relaxed mode of travel.
A TGV (fast train) service operates direct from the Paris CDG Airport to Poitiers-Centre Train Station (journey time 3hrs). This service is twice or three times per day. At Poitiers-Centre it is necessary to take a local service to Niort Train Station (journey time 45mins). Local train departures are set to comfortably coincide with TGV arrival times.
A transfer service between the Niort Train Station and le Moulin du Chemin (journey time 45mins by car) is provided in both directions . The service is generally without charge.
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