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Location and Travel

Les Gravelles is situated 9 kms west of Confolens in the Charente region of France
The property is located in the Poitou Charente area of South West France and is approx 400 miles south of Calais.

Poitou Charentes

Although the property is in an isolated setting, surrounded by trees, you are still within easy reach of shops from the main road.

The village of Ambernac is near the medieval town of Confolens and is approximately a 45 minute drive from the larger town of Limoges, 30 minutes from Angouleme and 1 hour south of Poitiers.

This is a really unspoilt part of France with some superb countryside.

Directions for the supermarkets will be sent to you following your final payment along with detailed directions to the villa - there is nothing worse then trying to find the local supermarket in a foreign country after a long journey.

Driving time from Calais is around 6.5 hours (this does not allow time for stops) - depending on how fast you drive.

You can also go to Le Havre or St Malo which is a shorter driving time but the ferry journey is longer.

The drive is very easy, and if you choose to can be done on motorway roads virtually all of the way.

If you have not driven in France before don’t Panic !
The roads are far less congested than in the UK and very easy to drive on.  However, I would suggest that you keep away from the Paris in the rush hour as this can get very busy.

Detailed below are some of the other methods of travel available to you

Fly & Drive


Fly to  Limoges airport, flight times approx 1.5 hours.
The following UK airlines / airports that fly to Limoges are :

Ryanair
London Stanstead - daily flights
Liverpool - Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun
Nottingham : East Midlands - Mon / Tues / Wed / Sat

Flybe
Southampton - Mon / Wed / Fri / Sat
Manchester - Thur / Sat
Newcastle - Sat only

Other french airports within driving distance are : La Rochelle (1.5 hrs) - Poitiers (1 hr)

 

Car Hire


Once you arrive at the airport of your choice you will need to hire a car for the duration of your stay.  Car hire is available from all airports via the following companies that are on site :

AVIS   -   Europcar   -   Hertz   -   National Citer

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