Directions from Le Havre

SatNav Co-ordinates for the Chateau are 48.75368 ; 1.379945

1. Le Havre to the ring road around Caen

2. Caen to Villedieu Les Poeles

3. Villedieu Les Poeles to the Chateau

Turn right outside the Port by the first traffic lights following the signs Toutes directions/Rouen/Paris/Pont de Normandie First of all you have to get onto the spectacular Pont de Normandie and you will manage this by carefully following Caen/Pont de Normandie signs. Its a toll bridge 5.40 euros cash or any credit card will be ok.

About 15 miles after the bridge you have to turn right to get onto the A13 to Caen. There are two motorway tolls also on the way to Caen (1.10euro and 3.40euros respectively).

After about 34 miles on the A13 you follow the turn off to Alencon/Rennes/Cherbourg and get onto the Peripherique Sud (South Ring Road).

Stay on the Ring Road and follow signs to Mont St Michel/Rennes until exit number 9 called Porte de Bretagne, to get onto the A84 to Mont St Michel and Rennes. Be careful at the exit Porte de Bretagne slow down and stay on the right side of the road because the entry of the A84 is straight away after the exit on the right.

Then you stay on the A84 following signs to Mont St Michel and Rennes until exit number 37 to Villedieu/Gavray/Granville.

Just after this exit there are 3 successive roundabouts:

First - follow Villedieu/Gavray/Granville

Second - follow Gavray/Villedieu

Third - follow Gavray/Coutances then slow down because you have to turn right after about 20 meters (before the white house).

Now you stay on that road until the next T-junction. But on the way be careful because that is a very dangerous narrow bridge. At the T-junction turn right onto the D41 to La Lande DAirou. Now its very easy as you stay on the D41 until Les Chambres.

Just before you arrive at Les Chambres you will come to a crossroad called Le Grippon. Continue straight over following the signs to Les Chambres. As you go through the village of Les Chambres and start to come out again you will pass a derelict garage on your right. Slow right down because you need to turn left immediately after.

You will see a sign for Chateau de la Baudonniere. Continue along this narrow country lane (D231) for about 1 mile until you come to white wooden fencing on your left. Pass the La Baudonniere farm on your left and our drive is the next turning on the left.

If you have any problems give the Chateau team a call on 0033 233 60 46 95 and they will be only to happy to help.


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