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Travel & location

Just 21 miles away across the channel, travelling to France has never been easier.You can choose to make the hop by ferry, train, tunnel or plane. Travel to our Normandy centres is primarily self-drive but if you would like to travel as foot passengers we can collect you from one of our designated pick up points.

To assist with your travel plans we have included details of some of the various crossing operators along with maps and instructions on how to find our resorts!

Crossing operators

There are many travel companies that can assist you with your travel plans but we recommend that you contact one of the crossing operators directly.

P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries the UK's best known ferry operator offering a choice of routes including the famous English Channel Dover Calais stretch. To travel to the Chateau with this operator the best crossing route would be departing from the port of Dover landing in Calais with a crossing time of around 75 minutes.

This is by far the best-value crossing for driving to Normandy. Allow 4.5 hours to get from Calais to the Chateau (Normandy). 

Visit their website for bookings & more info
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Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries offers the most convenient ferry crossings for either vehicles or foot passengers to France. Departing from Portsmouth, Plymouth or Poole and travel to Cherbourg, St Malo or Caen for a direct channel crossing to your holiday in France.

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Taking your car to the Continent offers you complete travel independence and lets you take control. We are the fastest cross-channel operator, with a crossing time of just 35 minutes, so you arrive on the Continent quicker than you think. Our fare structures also offers you good value, giving you cheaper fares when you plan ahead and travel at quieter times.

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The closest airport to the Chateau and La Grand Ferme is in Dinard which is approximately an 1 hour away by car. There is a low cost airline Ryan Air that currently operates the route East Midlands – Dinard. To check availability please contact them directly http://www.ryanair.com/en. Should you plan to fly we are able to organise return airport transfers from Dinard.

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Return French transfers

family holiday travel5*Pre-arrange your transfer from £250 per family

For those who choose to fly or travel as foot passengers we can offer a return transfer service. We have specific pick up points available that collect on a Saturday and return on the following Saturday. To book your transfer please choose one of the options at the time of booking or alternatively contact us for more information on 01273 80 30 30.  Transfer information must be confirmed within 8 weeks of travel.

Where possible we will look to transport families together as this not only allows us to price competitively but reduces fuel consumption and is environmentally friendly.

By air

  • Dinard Airport in Normandy, France (£450 per family)

By ferry (French port collection)

  • Cherbourg (£300 per family)
  • Caen (£250 per family)

We are happy to provide any advice or guidance that we can on your travel arrangements so please give us a call to discuss.


Useful links

Frixo - Our site Frixo (http://www.frixo.com/) is a road travel reporting website, that provides our users with the most up-to-date road traffic information. Our data is updated every 5 minutes using sensors placed on motorways and common A / B roads. 


Château de la Baudonnière - Normandy

Château de la Baudonnière, Les Chambres 50320 La Haye-Pesnel, Normandie, France

The Château de la Baudonnière is situated in the region of La Manche in Normandy. It is 90 minutes from Cherbourg and Caen, 15 minutes from Avranches, Villedieu-les-Poëles, the local beaches and the fishing port of Granville and 30 minutes from Coutances and Le Mont St. Michel.

For detailed directions, please download the appropriate PDF (select where you are traveling from): Le HavreGranvilleCherbourgSt MaloCaen.

If you're travelling from Calais allow 3.5 hours for your journey.

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