How to find us

Our address is 25 Rue Saint Jean, Courant, 17330 France. Rue Saint Jean is also the D120.

If you use the excellent mapping app what3words, our address is softball.shampoo.heraldry – it’s a free download, so do check it out.

If you’re coming by Eurostar or cross-channel ferry

Dunkerque

Take the A16 to Calais.

Calais

From Calais head first for Abbeville taking the A16 and then onto the A28 to Rouen. Sat navs sometimes try and take you to Paris, which is a terrible idea.

Rouen is the only tricky park of the journey. Head towards Rouen (looking for signs to Le Mans or Bordeaux) and you will arrive, after a series of roundabouts and traffic lights, at a roundabout with plastic cows (really). Go straight over and follow the signs for Caen and Bordeaux.

Take the route to Caen and once you’re on this road there are signs to Le Mans (still on the A28). After Le Mans head for Tours and at Tours take the A10 bound for Bordeaux. Come off at junction 34 sign posted for St Jean d’Angely.

At the exit take an immediate right and then a first right to La Benate. Drive through La Benate to Courant. When you get to the middle of the village, you will see a village hall and football pitch to your left, we are on the right by a sign just before the road turns to the left.

Cherbourg

Take the N174 to Rennes taking you down the peninsula until it meets the A84, which leads to Rennes. From Rennes continue on the N137 to Nantes. Go round the ring road (some go straight through the centre just as quickly) and onto the A83, turn towards Bordeaux onto the A10.

Come off at junction 34 sign posted for St Jean d’Angely. At the exit take an immediate right and then a first right to La Benate. Drive through La Benate to Courant. When you get to the middle of the village, you will see a village hall and football pitch to your left, we are on the right by a sign just before the road turns to the left.

Caen

From Caen take the A84 to Rennes. From Rennes continue on the N137 to Nantes. Go round the ring road (some go straight through the centre just as quickly) and onto the A83, turn towards Bordeaux onto the A10.

Come off at junction 34 sign posted for St Jean d’Angely. At the exit take an immediate right and then a first right to La Benate. Drive through La Benate to Courant. When you get to the middle of the village, you will see a village hall and football pitch to your left, we are on the right by a sign just before the road turns to the left.

St Malo

Take the N137 to Rennes, from Rennes continue on the N137 to Nantes. Go round the ring road (some go straight through the centre just as quickly) and onto the A83, turn towards Bordeaux onto the A10.

Come off at junction 34 sign posted for St Jean d’Angely. At the exit take an immediate right and then a first right to La Benate. Drive through La Benate to Courant. When you get to the middle of the village, you will see a village hall and football pitch to your left, we are on the right by a sign just before the road turns to the left.

If you’re coming by plane

La Rochelle

As you leave the airport take a left onto the ring road and come off at the N11 signposted for Niort. Drive for about twenty minutes until the road narrows and take the turning to Mauzé sur le Mignon and take an immediate left which takes you through Simoussais after which take the turning for Beaumont. After Beaumont turn left at La Faye d’Epannes to Saint Felix. Go through Saint Felix and travel for a few hundred yards taking a left to Courant. Follow signs to Courant and when you arrive at Courant we are on the left just after a sharp right hand turn.

An alternative route is to take the La Rochelle ring road ravel for about ten minutes until you see the turning for Surgeres. Come off and take a left at the roundabout to Surgeres.

Drive straight through Surgeres (its quicker and more pleasant than the ring road) and straight on taking the signs to St Jean d’Angely. At Tournay look for the small sign to Ligueil and turn left. Drive straight through Ligueil and onto Courant.

When you arrive at a crossroads take a left. After a hundred metres you will see a village hall and football pitch to your left, we are on the right by a sign just before the road turns to the left.

Poitiers

Take a right out of the airport and follow the ring road, take the left turning towards the A10. Go south towards Bordeaux on the A10. Come off at junction 34 sign posted for St Jean d’Angely.

At the exit take an immediate right and then a first right to La Benate. Drive through La Benate to Courant. When you get to the middle of the village, you will see a village hall and football pitch to your left, we are on the right by a sign just before the road turns to the left.

Bordeaux

Head towards the ring road and take a left signposted to A10 Paris. The turning is roughly twenty minutes drive, take the A10 to Paris. Come off at junction 34 sign posted for St Jean d’Angely.

At the exit take an immediate right and then a first right to La Benate. Drive through La Benate to Courant. When you get to the middle of the village, you will see a village hall and football pitch to your left, we are on the right by a sign just before the road turns to the left.

If you get lost, phone or text Giles on 07904 837808