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La Maison Magique, Allee du Vieux Blavet, Saint Nicolas des Eaux, 56930 Plumeliau, France

FROM CHERBOURG

(approx. 200 miles, 4-5 hours)
Head for Valognes on the N13 to Carentan. Take N174 to Saint Lo. Continue on N174 to A84. Turn right (west)towards Mont Saint Michel. At Avranches pick up N175 signposted Mont St Michel/Rennes. This road becomes A84 again signposted Rennes. Take ring road around Rennes still heading west and follow the signs for Lorient on N24. When you get to Baud turn right (north) towards Pontivy. Roughly 8 miles you will see a signpost for Saint Nicolas des Eaux.

FROM CAEN (OUISTREHAM)

(approx. 200 miles, 4-5 hours)
Head west on A84 for Avranches (signposted Mont Saint Michel). At Avranches follow instructions as from Cherbourg.

FROM ROSCOFF

(approx. 100 miles, 2 hours)
Head for Morlaix, Carhaix-Plouguer. Take N164 signposted Loudeac/Rennes. Continue on N164 towards Rostrenen and then on to Mur de Bretagne. Now the D767 to Pontivy. From Pontivy take D768 towards Lorient (later signposted Baud and Auray). After 6-7 miles on the D768 take right exit (signposted Saint Nicolas des Eaux).

FROM CALAIS/BOULOGNE/CHANNEL TUNNEL

(approx. 400 miles, 6hours)
Take the E402 towards Caen (sign posted Rouen and Le Havre), and from Caen directions as above.

FROM SAINT MALO

(approx. 100 miles, 2 hours)
Head for Rennes on N137. At Rennes follow instructions as from Cherbourg.

FROM DINARD AIRPORT

(approx. 100 miles, 2 hours)
Take the D266 towards Dinan, then the N176, then the D766 (signposted Caulnes and Lorient), then the D166 towards Saint Meen le Grand, then the N164 to Loudeac, then the D700/768 to Pontivy, and then as from Roscoff.

FROM LORIENT AIRPORT

(approx. 30 miles, 1hour)
Take the N165 towards Rennes, just after Hennebont take the N24 signposted Baud and Pontivy, when you get to Baud turn right (north) towards Pontivy. Roughly 3 miles you will see a signpost for Saint Nicolas des Eaux.

FROM RENNES AIRPORT

(approx. 40 miles, 1hour)
Take the N24 (signposted Lorient), when you get to Baud turn right (north) towards Pontivy. Roughly 3 miles you will see a signpost for Saint Nicolas des Eaux.

FROM BREST AIRPORT

(approx. 100 miles, 2 hours)
Follow the directions as for Roscoff.

TO THE HOUSE

Turn right when you come into the village with the river on your left. At the end of the main street, with the Hotel de la Vallee on your right, go under the railway bridge and continue on for 100 metres, past the Canoe club and La Maison Magique is the next house on the left. There is ample parking opposite the house.

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Driving times to St Nicolas des Eaux:

  • Calais/Boulogne/Le Havre/Dunkerque – approx. 6 hrs
  • Roscoff/Brest – approx 1hr 45 mins
  • St Malo/Dinard – approx 2 hours
  • Lorient – approx 40 mins
  • Rennes – approx 1 hr
  • Cherbourg/Caen – approx 4 hrs

Travel Options

from UK and Ireland

Please note that we can often save money for you on ferry travel through our contacts and discounts – get a quote and contact us before booking to see if we can save you money.

FERRY SERVICES

Brittany Ferries

  • Portsmouth to Cherbourg and Le Havre, Caen and St Malo
  • Poole to Cherbourg
  • Plymouth to Roscoff and St Malo
  • Cork to Roscoff

DFDS Seaways

Dover to Calais and Dunkirk

P & O

Dover to Calais

Eurotunnel

Folkestone to Calais

Transmanche

Newhaven to Dieppe

LD Lines

Portsmouth to Le Havre

Irish Ferries

Rosslare to Cherbourg

Celtic Link Ferries

Rosslare to Cherbourg

Condor Ferries

  • Guernsey to St Malo
  • Jersey to St Malo
  • Poole to St Malo (summer only)
  • Portsmouth to Cherbourg (summer only)

BY AIR

Air France

London City, Gatwick and Heathrow to Brest

Ryanair

Luton, Stansted and East Midlands to Dinard and Nantes

Aer Arann

Luton, Kerry, Cork, Galway and Waterford to Lorient

BA

Gatwick to Nantes

Flybe

Birmingham and Exeter to Brest and Southampton to Rennes and Brest

Aurigny (via Channel Islands)

Manchester, Bristol, Gatwick and Stansted to Dinard

Air Wales

Manchester, Cardiff, Jersey and Waterford to Rennes

Flights from Belfast go to Dinard, Nantes and Lorient but no direct flights – 1, 2 or 3 stops/changes.

DRIVING TIMES WILL VARY IN PEAK SEASON SO YOU ARE ADVISED TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME